A few more dive photos

We had planned to dive at Julian Rocks again on Wednesday, but the weather was not looking too promising, with high winds, big swell and low visibility, so we decided to cancel and do a quick shore dive in the Tweed River.  It’s an easy dive for beginners, and it gave us a chance to practice our shore dive entry and exit strategies.  It not as easy as it appears when you are weighed down with dive gear and camera equipment.

This is what we saw………

Common Octopus:  We must have seen about 6 or more of these critters.  We had been watching and taking photos of one octopus before we relised there two more, right beside it.

Common Octopus: We must have seen about 6 or more of these critters. We had been watching and taking photos of this octopus before we noticed another two right beside it.

Moray Eel:  This eel is one of the largest eels I've seen in this area.

Moray Eel: This eel is one of the largest eels I’ve seen in this area.

Friday, and we went back to Julian Rocks.  The wind and swell had dropped, and the water had cleared, about 10-15m visibility.   Another great dive at Julian Rocks.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos, the zoom on my camera housing was playing-up and I couldn’t zoom out.  Don’t panic, Phil has fixed my housing, I can always count on him to fix most things. 🙂    Here are Phil’s photos.

Seahorse:  He was in the same place we found him on Monday.

Potbelly Seahorse: He was in the same place that we found him on Monday’s dive

Green Turtle:  This turtle was huge and a little intimidating.  I didn't want to get too close.

Green Turtle: This turtle was huge and a little intimidating. I didn’t want to get too close.

Phil's nudibranch:  We have never seen a nudibranch like this.  We've been through our books and still can't id it.  If anyone does know it name, please let us know.

Phil’s nudibranch: We have never seen a nudibranch like this. We’ve been through our books and still can’t I.D. it. If anyone does know its name, please let us know.

Phil's nudi:   ?????

Phil’s nudi: ?????

Spotted Eagle Ray:  This ray hang around for some time, one of the most beautiful creatures that we come across.  They don't normally hang around.

Spotted Eagle Ray: This ray hung around for some time, it’s one of the most beautiful creatures that we come across. They don’t normally hang around .

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2 Responses to A few more dive photos

  1. Sue & Paul says:

    Hi Guys, The Nudibranch is a Undescribed Janolus species. I found them a few months ago and sent the photo to Gary Cob and that was the I.D I received. Very exciting to find something with out a name. That is why I showed it to Phil but forgot to tell him about it after the dive. There were also some red sea spiders around it. Cheers
    Sue

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