Monday, November 16, 2009

Weekly Highlights - 9th Nov/15th Nov 09

Dirt Track – A Whaleshark. Fairly small (5 metres). We had just started our safety stop at about 5.5 metres when the sun was blocked out and the Whaleshark swam above us! Giant Trevalley, Dogtooth Tuna, Spanish Mackerel and a school of Big-eye Jacks. Two schools of Batfish (Pinnate and Teira). Vis: 30metres plus.

Dili Rock – Exquisite pair of Harlequin Ghost pipefish. The best and most colourful I have yet seen in Timor-Leste. They are still there! Vis: Who cares?

Lone Tree – Thresher shark and 5 Grey reef sharks. Vis: 25metres plus.

Black Rock – Seven turtles (Hawksbills), Huge Barracuda, Dugong. Vis: 20metres.

Tasi Tolu – Usual suspects (Paddleflap Scorpionfish, Weedy Scorpionfish, Seahorses, Frogfish etc) plus on one dive Cuttlefish, Octopus and Squid. As we had just seen 3 out of the 4 Cephalapods we decided to go to Nautilus for a beer to make up the full set. Vis: Very blurred after 3 hours in Nautilus!

K41 – Barracuda, approx 100 squid in a very organized line, Napoleon wrasse, Spotted Eagle ray and a pair of Harlequin Ghost pipefish. Vis: 20metres.

Marble Rock – East and West – School of Barracuda, Napoleon Wrasse, Leaf Scorpionfish and Banded pipefish. Vis: 20metres

Bob’s Rock – Turtles, Leaf Scorpionfish, Squid and a pair of Mandarin fish. Vis: 20metres

That's all folks


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