Posted by: Stefan
We kept dive group ratios small, 2 or 3 guests to a dive guide, thus guests get a slower pace of diving, lots of room for photographers and plenty of critters’ time. Guests were invited to write on our “Wishlist Board”, special critters they would like to see or photograph, so i will plan the suitable sites for these critters. Sometime guests after hearing how good are our guides, they would challenge our guides, requesting for the very rare or near impossible, or is it impossible? We had a good week and plenty of Blue-Ring Octopi, so much so that guests are starting to think BROs is a very common sighting here, available every dive. I was also asked, with so much critters on show, which is my favourite? Actually i like them all, pretty or weird, big and small. Though every week i would have 1 or 2 particular creature i like to shoot. The past week i was happy with:
Paracheilinus filamentosus or the filamented flasher wrasse is a magnificent fish that is often overlooked by those that do not know what to look for. During much of the day, this fish hovers near the sea floor, often over rubble bottoms. But as the day goes on, the males begin to engage in amazing displays that serve to attract females and to ward of competing males. The male’s color intensifies and they soar through the water column like a kite in the wind! It occurs in aggregations, numbering a few individuals to more than 30. These groups usually consist mainly of females with one or a few males
To sum it up, this was how our Wishlist Board looked like end of the week. And yes, we were told to plan a Whale Shark, and Viola!
Mother nature is so full of surprises, that you’ll never know what you will see on your next dive. And now to find that Polar Bear….
Date Posted: July 8, 2013 @ 7:33 am Comments (1)