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  • # Date: 2008-02-25 - 11:30
  • # Max Depth: 6m Duration: 30mins
Diver's Notes

Intro dive at Deep Divers House Reef which is easily accessed directly from the beach of Triton Empire Beach Resort. Very convenient especially if you are staying in this particular hotel.

One tuna + lots and lots of smaller fish (Cardinalfish, Sweepers, Lizardfish, Bannerfish). Sand dollars, sea urchins and sponges on the bottom. A wreck of an old pier or raft. Sand, rocks and lots of different corals.

Clear weather, strong winds (aprox. 17m/s.). Air temperature 19°C. Light surge and a bit choppy surface in the water.

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  • Temp: Surf 22°C Bottom 22°C
  • Dive type : Intro dive
  • Visibility: Good Water: Salt
Specific gear used
  • Wet suit: - Full Body (two-piece)
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Dive Profile

  • 1. Air
  • 12L Aluminium
  • Average depth: 4.6m
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Species Identified

Synodus synodus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Diamond lizardfish) Primarily found in shallow inshore waters . Rests on hard surfaces rather than on sand . Also occurs in reef areas, but ventures into open shelf water as deep as 90 m . Caught with several types of artisanal gear. Reportedly good to eat, but not utilized widely .
Heniochus intermedius Steindachner, 1893 (Red Sea bannerfish) Found on coral slopes Juveniles in large groups at base of reef, sometimes with H. diphreutes; adults usually solitary or paired, occasionally in groups . Feed on zooplankton and benthic invertebrates . Oviparous , monogamous . Form pairs during breeding .
Thunnus tonggol (Bleeker, 1851) (Blue-fin tuna) Predominantly neritic species avoiding very turbid waters and areas with reduced salinity such as estuaries. May form schools of varying size. Feeds on a variety of fishes, cephalopods, and crustaceans, particularly stom...
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Chaetodontidae (butterflyfishes)
Pomacanthidae (angelfishes)
Apogon lativittatus Randall, 2001 (cardinalfishes) Secretive species found in areas with rocky bottom along exposed shores .
Clypeaster subdepressus (Gray, 1825) (sand dollar)

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