March 03, 2003

Dahab - Lighthouse/Blue Hole Pictures

These pictures were taken on February 24/25. One of them shows the Stonefish 24h hour after the previous shots, burried into the grass. There is also a very nice picture of seagrass pipefishes. As you can see they mimic perfectly seagrass. They are difficult to spot underwater as they swim like seagrass transported by current and they are twisted most of the time making their identification more difficult.

Other pictures were taken during a Blue Hole dive. You can see an instructor lying on top of two divers that obviously had buoyancy (sinking) and equipment problems (pressure gauge and octopus hanging). The instructor apparently grabbed the octopus and pressure gauge of the 2 divers to better control them underwater and avoid them ramming up too much coral. They did not notice until about 5 minutes that something was going wrong.

Stonefish burried in the grass 24h after Thornback trunkfish Seagrass pipefishes Octopus Di ver mess at the Blue Hole. An instructor is grabbing the octopus and pressure gauge of 2 obvious 'fresh' divers that were ramming the coral. The two divers below did not notice anything but 2 minutes later. Di ver mess at the Blue Hole. An instructor is grabbing the octopus and pressure gauge of 2 obvious 'fresh' divers that were ramming the coral. The two divers below did not notice anything but 2 minutes later. Yellow goatfish Two-banded anemonefish Lionfish Sergeant Major at cleaning station

 
Posted by stephane at March 3, 2003 08:56 AM
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