Dive No. 832/833 Divers, divers, divers .....
     
  ۼ : Ralf  
  ۼ : 2003/06/16 21:31  
  ȸ : 3191  
     
  Dive No. 832/833 - Sunday June 15th - Little Munsom - air 26C - water 20C - visibility 5m - sunny

The visibility has been bad like this (5 meter) for 3 days now, it is hard to spot schooling fish in the open water. There was a group of big Red Porgys on the east side of Little Munson in 20m but I did not get a good look at them.

Nevertheless we had 2 good dives with Larissa and Sundance from Australia who said that they saw a lot of the fish for the first time.

There were many divers on Little Munsom today and I wish that some of the dive shops and divemasters would show a little more respect to nature and make their dive teams take their own garbage home. Cigarette packs, plastic bags, a water bottle, o-rings, tank valve stickers, paper cups, chop sticks, cigarette filters - all that will be washed into the sea with the next high tide. Into that same sea which we all find so fascinating that we come back again and again for more diving.

Some divemasters and instructors seem to have fun with feeding fish on TRY SCUBA or DISCOVER SCUBA dives. Their favourite fish food is a strange mix of processed cheese in the shape of a little sausage. I don`t know what it does to the fish once they eat it but I know what the plastic wrapping material of this cheese/sausage, left behind on the bottom of the sea by these "masters of diving", does to bigger fish that swallow it in one piece. It will kill them!

Some more respect to the sea and the creatures that live by it should go without saying for both dive leaders and divers. Thoughtlessness of this kind on the side of the instructor or divemaster though is much more regretable because it might (mis)lead many divers to the idea that it must be ok to do so if the instructor does.....

Safe & enjoyable dives in clean water

Ralf

P.S.: From her pick up truck Natasha took the picture of Thorsten and me with our favorite drink: a cold "DIVELER"
 
     
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