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  • 94 # Date: 2011-08-15 - 10:25
  • # Max Depth: 16.2m Duration: 61mins
Diver's Notes

Last dive in Viet Nam :( Once again w/ Anh, Laurent & Volker. Lots of life among the rocks & less time over the sand. I spotted some v big (12cm?) nudibranch & Anh found me an octopus! Hurrah!! Amazing camoflage amongst the rocks & he was BIG. Good fun doing the swim-throughs again. Also saw a couple of white-mouthed moray, harlequin sweetlips (adult & baby), & the usual mix of butterfly, anenome, lizard, goat, lion, puffer & box fish! Great dive to finish on :)

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  • Dive type : Recreational
  • Temp: Surf 28°C Bottom 26°C
  • Visibility: Good Water: Salt
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  • Weights: 6 kg
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  • Tank nº1
  • Steel, 12L
  • CUSTOM mix
    o2:34%
  • Pressure: start: 210bar
    end: 50bar
  • SAC: 1.26 bar/min
  • RMV: 15.12 L/min
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Species Identified

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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Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides Lacepède, 1801 (Harlequin sweetlips) Inhabits coral-rich areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Adults are solitary, near and under ledges or caves by day. Juveniles are found among corals . Feeds on crustaceans, mollusks, and fishes at night. Juveniles...
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Gymnothorax meleagris (Shaw, 1795) (Guinea moray eel)
Chaetodon lineolatus Cuvier, 1831 (Line butterflyfish) Occur in lagoon and seaward reefs, usually in pairs in coral rich areas . Benthopelagic . Feed mainly on coral polyps and anemones, but also on small invertebrates and algae . Largest species in the genus . Oviparous . Form pairs during breeding .
Chaetodon auriga Forsskål, 1775 (Cross-stripe butterfly)
Chelmon rostratus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Copperband butterflyfish) A common species found singly and in pairs along rocky shores and coral reefs; also in estuaries and silty inner reefs . Territorial species . Oviparous , monogamous . Forms pairs during breeding .
Chaetodon speculum Cuvier, 1831 (Mirror butterflyfish) In coastal reef slopes rich with hydroids and anemones. Small juveniles secretive in coral thickets . Usually solitary and relatively uncommon. Feed on coral polyps and invertebrates . Oviparous , monogamous . Form pairs during breeding .
Forcipiger flavissimus Jordan & McGregor, 1898 (Butterflyfish)
Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) (Red lionfish)
Octopus hubbsorum Berry, 1953 (Octopus)

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