July 22, 2003

Diving Moalboal

As mentioned yesterday, I have been diving today with Blue Abyss. This was just some kind of test dive in the house reef as the sea was somewhat rough and visibility was expected to not be very good, but it appears to do a quite pleasant dive. I did not do much as I spent time looking around getting familiar about what can be seen here. It is clear that this is a macro place. Everything is tiny tiny tiny and I would need a macro lens to take full advantage of it. About the dive site it is drop down wall about 50m from the shore so it is quite easy to go there and the reef is in excellent condition. The visibility was better than expected and I would say 15m easy even though there was a bit of sand due to the rough sea. While at the dive center I met Simon P. Oliver who is a professional photographer and I must say that his equipment is quite impressive. All of it cost an astonishing amount of $50,000 and is insured for $15,000 per year. Gloooops !

Cleaner shrimp (Stenopus hispidus) Dwarf hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys falco)

Posted by stephane at July 22, 2003 11:14 AM