Dive No. 822/823 Advanced Scuba Diver course completed
     
  ۼ : Ralf  
  ۼ : 2003/06/10 10:50  
  ȸ : 6511  
  ϸũ : http://www.fishbase.org  
     
  Dive No. 822/823 - Sun. June 8th - Supsom Bay - sunny - air 28C - water 20C - calm sea

These were dives No. 5 and 6 of the Advanced Scuba Diver course. Objectives were deep diving (30m and 25m), navigating back to the entry point by means of compass and natural navigation and polishing buoyancy skills like free descent, neutral buoyancy during the dive, free ascent and safety stop at 5m in blue water. All candidates worked hard on their skills and completed these last 2 dives sucessfully.

Visibility was worse than the night before at Munsom, about 5-8 meters. Spotted 2 white and 1 red lionfish adults and a number of white lionfish juveniles, 2 lizzardfish lying in wait for prey, 1 flunder of about 60 cm, schools of cardinalfish and damselfish and one species that I have never seen before. It was swiming between the rocks in 27 meters and had a high, compressed body, snout and lips protruded, about 40 cm long, and 40 cm high, high dorsal fin, color 5 or 6 yellow vertical stripes on dark (black or dark blue?) background. It looked a bit like a STRIPED BOARFISH or GESTREIFTER SCHWEINSFISH in German but the color was totaly different, maybe it is a relative. I have looked it up in all books and on www.fishbase.org but I could not find it. I am sure it is rare and I`ll keep looking.

By the way do you know www.fishbase.org? It is multilingual and you can look up pictures, comon and scientific names of fish and read about their behavior, ecology and distribution. Very recommendable, please use the link on top of this page to check it out.

Safe diving

Ralf
 
     
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