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  • 47 # Date: 2011-10-31 - 10:07
  • # Max Depth: 9m Duration: 49mins
Diver's Notes

Nice and gentle dive - though a bit speedy from a photographer prospective. We went to the right side reef from the marina. The water was unexpectedly warm despite the heavy winds and the tides were gentle enough to finally let me snap a few nice shots ! (And the camera only Errored99 4 times on me...).

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  • Temp: Surf 28°C Bottom 24°C
  • Dive type : Recreational, Photo
  • Visibility: Average
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  • Pirates Diving Network confirmed the dive with parameters: 9m / 49mins

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  • 1. Air
  • 12L Aluminium     190 → 40 bar
  • Average depth: 5.4m
  • SAC: 1.99 bar/min
  • RMV: 23.88 L/min
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Species Identified

Pseudanthias squamipinnis (Peters, 1855) (Sea goldie) Found above coral outcrops or patch reefs of clear lagoons, channels, or outer reef slopes. Form large aggregations. Feed on zooplankton . A protogynous hermaphrodite . Males are territorial and haremic . Color patter...
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Chaetodon semilarvatus Cuvier, 1831 (Bluecheek butterflyfish) A common species found in areas where there is rich coral growth. Often seen in pairs or small aggregations. Occasionally observed hovering in a stationary position for extended periods under ledges of Acropora plate corals . Oviparous . Form pairs during breeding .
Parapercis hexophtalma (Cuvier, 1829) (Speckled sandperch) Found on sand and rubble bottoms of shallow lagoon and protected seaward reefs . Also Ref. 58652.
Cephalopholis sexmaculata (Rüppell, 1830) (freckled rockcod) Found in rich coastal to outer reefs, usually along deep walls with caves, rich with invertebrate growth such as large sponges or soft corals . A secretive species. Active nocturnally in shallow water and diurnally in de...
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Pygoplites diacanthus (Boddaert, 1772) (Bluebanded angelfish) Occurs in coral rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs to a depth of 48 m or more. Often found in the vicinity of caves and feeds on sponges and tunicates. Solitary or in pairs, or in groups. Frequently exported through the aquarium trade . Rarely survives in the aquarium.
Corythoichthys (Pipefish)
Taeniura lymma (Forsskål, 1775) (Bluespotted ribbontail ray) Blue-spotted stingrays live alone or in small groups , migrating in large schools into shallow sandy areas on the rising tide in order to feed, and dispersing back into the ocean as the tide falls to shelter in the coral c...
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Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) (Red lionfish)
Amphiprion bicinctus Rüppell, 1830 (threebanded anemonefish) Inhabits lagoons and outer reefs. Oviparous, with elliptical eggs . Monogamous . Has been reared in captivity . Associated with the anemones: Entacmaea quadricolor, Heteractis aurora, Heteractis crispa, Heteractis magnifica, and Stichodactyla gigantea .
Arothron stellatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) (Blackspotted puffer) Relatively uncommon in patch reefs and coral slopes near sandy areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles occur in sandy and weedy inner reefs, adults on clear lagoons and seaward reefs . Juveniles inshore, usual...
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Thalassoma (Talasomos)

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