Seahorses at Julian Rocks

Julian Rocks, the first dive destination on our Long Adventure.   This dive is rated by many as one of the best dives in Australia, and it’s easy to see why.  We have dived Julian Rocks many times and have never been disappointed.  This time we were fortunate enough to see our first two Seahorses at Julian Rocks.

We went out with Sundive, Byron Bay.  The staff always look after us and the guides are very experienced.  We had 5-8 metres visibility with strong current, not a dive for beginners.  However, we were rewarded with an abundance of fish life, schools of black fin mackerel, sweet lips, jew fish, huge stingrays, blue spotted rays and a dozen or more leopard sharks.  Unfortunately this was not a photographic dive, the current was pushing us too fast to stop for photos.  When we did stop, we had to hang to take the occasional shot.

Blue spotted rays:  There we heaps of there critters in the sandy gullys

Blue spotted rays: There we heaps of these critters in the sandy gullies

Leopard Shark:  These shark were just laying around on the sand.  The current was pushing us straing into them.  Fortunatley, they find it mush easier to move out of our way

Leopard Shark: These shark were just lying around on the sand. The current was pushing us straight into them. Fortunately, they find it mush easier to move out of our way.

Seahorse:  I think this guy is pregnant.  Yes, it's the male that carry the eggs to gestation.

Seahorse: I think this guy is pregnant. Yes, it’s the male that carries the eggs to gestation.

Seahorse:  Seahorses are not good swimmers, and will spend days attached to the same spot.

Seahorse: Seahorses are not good swimmers, and will spend days attached to the same spot.

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2 Responses to Seahorses at Julian Rocks

  1. Caitriona Dewey says:

    Brilliant pictures! You make the underworld look amazing

    ’tis not the same without ye.

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  2. Stuart says:

    Awesome Dive.
    I wanna be a seahorse when I grow up !!!

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