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  • 6 # Date: 2012-08-17 - 09:35
  • # Max Depth: 19m Duration: 45mins
Diver's Notes

Refreshed skills of clear mask and recover regulator at the platform at 5m depth. Haven't dived for 2 years!

Saw sand eels, school of large bat fishes, a Titan triggerfish and a large turtle just before we surfaced! :)

Touched a sea cucumber too! Eeks!

Dive Profile

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  • Temp: Surf 28°C Bottom 27°C
  • Dive type : Recreational, Reef, Refresh
  • Visibility: Excellent Water: Salt
Specific gear used
  • Weights: 4 kg
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  • Dive buddies: Jj

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Dive Profile

  • 1. Air
  • 0L Steel     210 → 60 bar
  • Average depth: 12.7m
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Species Identified

Eretmochelys imbricata (LINNAEUS) 1766 (Hawksbill Turtle) Hawksbills may take decades to mature and it could be between 20 to 40 years before they are ready to breed . Upon reaching sexual maturity, a female will typically lay up to five clutches of around 100 to 140 eggs in one ...
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Balistapus undulatus (Park, 1797) (Orange-lined triggerfish) Occurs in coral-rich areas of deep lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to at least 50 meters, Ref. 48637. Feeds on a variety of benthic organisms such as algae, echinoderms, fishes, mollusks, tunicates, spo...
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Rhinecanthus aculeatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Blackbar triggerfish) Commonly found in subtidal reef flats and shallow protected lagoons, Ref. 48637. Benthopelagic . Juveniles secretive with rubble patches, adults swim about openly but are usually shy . Territorial. Feed on algae, detri...
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Balistoides conspicillum (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) (Clown triggerfish)
Balistoides viridescens (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) (Titan triggerfish) Occur in lagoon, seaward reefs and sheltered inner reef slopes . Juveniles often associated with isolated patches of branching coral or rubble of shallow sandy protected areas. Adults occur singly or in pairs on the slo...
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Melichthys indicus Randall & Klausewitz, 1973 (Indian triggerfish) Inhabits coral-rich seaward reef slopes . Occurs singly . Digs holes below coral bases for shelter . Feeds on sponges, algae, crustaceans and small invertebrates . Caught with artisanal gear . Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
Platax orbicularis (Forsskål, 1775) (Orbicular batfish) Live in shallow protected coastal waters to deep, somewhat silty habitats. Often with deep shipwrecks . Adults are found singly or in small groups and occasionally in large schools in some areas. Juveniles occur singly ...
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