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  • 74 # Date: 2012-08-08 - 10:32
  • # Max Depth: 43.6m Duration: 45mins
Diver's Notes

BEST DIVE EVER !
going down -> -45m there the huge golliath grouper mother of them all... in a family reunion in fron of their cave / home.

Going up, made some maths (I'm faster at maths by -45m apparently), through a set of beautiful caves... and there at the exit a huge octopus hunting ! Uli tapped the rocks to get fish to gather and brought the octopus closer ... for 5mins we watched him chage the skin pigments to brown stony, than jump on preys and get all whity.

Finally on the way back by -9m, one last smaller octopus was finishing his meal made of a giant spider he was sucking out... on the way there was a crab shell, probably the previous victim of his appetite!

1m apnea time underwater and free dive to -6m to get a diver out ... and tadaa ! CMAS 3*!

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  • Temp: Surf 30°C Bottom 20°C
  • Dive type : Recreational, Training
  • Visibility: Good Water: Salt
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  • Computer: Mares - Nemo Excel
  • Weights: 6 kg
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Dive Profile

  • 1. Air
  • 12L Steel     200 → 30 bar
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  • Average depth: 17.4m
  • SAC: 1.38 bar/min
  • RMV: 16.56 L/min
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Species Identified

Stenorhynchus
Soleidae (soles)
Diplodus cervinus (Lowe, 1838) (Zebra seabream)
Lutjanus ehrenbergii (Peters, 1869) (Ehrenberg's snapper) Inhabits very shallow coastal habitats, often in large schools near freshwater run-offs . Juveniles often intertidal . Feeds on small fish and invertebrates . May enter freshwater to feed .
Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834) (Duskey grouper) The dusky grouper is a protogynous hermaphrodite, meaning that it matures as a female but later develops into a male as it grows larger and older . Sexual maturity is attained fairly late, when females are around five year...
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Maja squinado (Herbst, 1788) (Sea spider)
Octopus (Octopus (genere))
Synodus saurus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Atlantic lizardfish) Primarily in insular waters , on sand and sand-rock bottoms . Feeds mainly on other fishes, but may also prey on other animals .
Sardinella aurita Valenciennes, 1847 (Spanish sardine) Schools in coastal waters from inshore to edge of shelf. Prefers clear saline water with a minimum temperature below 24°C. Juveniles tend to stay in nursery areas, but on maturity rejoin adult stocks offshore. Strongly ...
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