August 25, 2003

Temple Of The Sea

It was one of the best dive I have ever done, if not the best. We saw loads of fish all over the place (bamboo sharks, moray eels, giant moray, stingrays, triggerfish, parrotfish, anemonefish, scorpionfish, trevally, nudibranchs, and the usual suspects), good visibility, amazing soft corals. Simply stunning. Of course the camera was not working .

I noticed during the dive that the one of the button was pushed, not only because of the pressure. Usually the camera put itself into panic mode and shutdown completely, that was probably the reason. Between 2 dives I managed to remove the button and clean it up with vinegar, remove the micro dust and add a little bit of silicone. It is now as new.

In the afternoon, cool dive with a nice turtle (nearly missed all pictures of it) and we were somewhat swimming too fast to allow me to take nice pictures of all the marine life. At least it was working and I had no leaks.

I hope to do Temple Of the Sea again before leaving and hopefully the camera will work and conditions will be as great as they were today.

Gymnodoris rubropapulosa (gymnodorididae), nudibranch Bluespotted stingray Phyllidiella pustulosa (phyllidiidae), nudibranch Sea cucumber Western clown-anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris) Masked porcupinefish

Posted by stephane at August 25, 2003 10:24 AM