Our most recent two dives have been at Cook Island. On both occasions we have had between 3 – 5m visability, the water is very green. At this time of year we would normally do two dives per trip, but due to the low visability and the poor surface conditions we just do the one dive and returned back to shore.
I still take my camera on these dives, and providing I have a good light and my subjects are nice and close the photos turn out OK. Here are a few samples:
Cuttlefish, about 15cm. As soon as you approach these critters they start flashing their colours and try to move away. However, this one was quite happy to have his photo taken.
White-eyed Moray and Abbots Moray. You can spot these morays on most dives at Cook Island.
From left: Guam Paper Bubble Shell. Not as common as the Lined Bubble, we would only see on every 4th dive or so; Lined Bubble Shell. This Bubble Shell is common at Cook Island, we find them on most dives.
Leatherjack/Skipjack. There were two hanging around an old moring rope.
Flathead. This Flathead was about 70cm. We see these fish occassionally at Cook Island, they are more common in the Tweed River.
We’re heading to Cairns later this week to spend 4 days diving on and around Norman and Saxon reefs on the Great Barrier Reef; ‘can’t wait’. Fingers crossed, we will have warm, clear water.