|Sunny, pleasant January dive|
|ÀÛ¼ºÀÚ : Ralf|
|ÀÛ¼ºÀÏ : 2005/01/04 15:29|
|Á¶È¸¼ö : 3418|
|Dive No. 1309/1310 - Little Munsom - Air 13C - Water 18C - sunny - visibility 8 to 15 meters
These were probably the last two dives of the 2004 season. I particularly enjoyed the second dive to the south-east side of Big Munsom with its huge soft coral in about 30 m depth. The water was clear down there and the visibility was around 15 meters.
A huge John Dory followed us for a while and we could see him changing colors from pale silver/white to to brown/black, only his cold blue eyes remained the same. We see John Dory or Target Fish only in Winter and spring when the water temperature is below 19/20 degrees Celsius. in the summer they seem to live in deeper colder water.
We also saw a juvernile Batfish again that has been around for a few weeks in the same spot near Little Munsom. Batfish are a tropical species which is rarely spotted in Jeju. The last time I saw a couple was in 2000. This one is curious and not shy at all. It stays in the same place and you can see it on every dive. I took the picture of it yesterday.