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  • 15 # Date: 2017-03-10 - 09:00
  • # Max Depth: 31m Duration: 34mins
Diver's Notes

An amazing dive. Pretty stressful getting in as it was murky and I was joining the very experienced Vista El Mar group from Norfolk. But Michael was a strong guide and he looked after me. Within a minute or two of descending the line, a 6m whale shark emerged from the darkness and swam very close to us. before we knew it there were two of them, occasionally swimming together. We were within maybe 4 metres of them, watching them glide past, loaded up with remora and accompanied by yellow pilotfish. Spent about ten minutes with these incredible creatures. So graceful and tame and gigantic.

Had to share air with Michael at the end as running low.

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Dive Location

  • Temp: Surf 31°C Bottom 28°C
  • Dive type : Training, Deep dive, Wreck
  • Visibility: Good Water: Salt
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  • Computer: Cressi Sub -
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  • Weights: 6 kg
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  • Dive with Michael
  • Dive buddies: Michael
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Dive Profile

  • 1. Air
  • 12L Steel     220 → 30 bar
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  • Average depth: 20.7m
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Species Identified

Rhincodon typus Smith, 1828 (Whale shark) These sharks are usually solitary, but loose groups of up to 100 individuals have been sighted, often when they are feeding . Whale sharks appear to be highly migratory , and have been tracked for thousands of kilometres ....
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Myliobatis aquila (Linnaeus, 1758) (Common eagle ray) Found in shallow lagoons , bays and estuaries; also offshore down to at least 95 m . Often found in groups . Feeds on benthic crustaceans, mollusks and fish. Ovoviviparous . Gestation period of 6-8 months, the females ...
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Epinephelus tauvina (Forsskål, 1775) (Giant grouper) Prefers clear water areas on coral reefs; juveniles have been taken from reef flats and in tide pools, adults found in deeper waters. Solitary and common in lightly fished areas . Adults from Oceania almost exclusively f...
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Pomacanthus annularis (Bloch, 1787) (Bluering angelfish) Inhabits coastal reefs to at least 30 m . Adults often found in pairs inside caves . Juveniles settle in very shallow inshore habitats with short filamentous algae growth on rock or dead coral substrates . Feeds on spon...
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