Diving today in warm 26 degree water with almost certainly unlimited visibility we had the pleasure of schools of fish everywhere, eels and scorpion fish making appearances . Baby trumpet fish swaying in the gentle movement of the ocean between bushy whip coral. It was easy to spend time in specific areas to explore the finer aspects of the busy coral reef. The new discovery for us near the end of the dive was the highlight of the dive, no doubt….
First time I have seen anything like this LIVE… Coming out from under an upside down plate coral on 2 mile reef yesterday was what looked like moving sand and rubble matter from the surge which was minimal. This guy caught Jacques’ eye! Upon closer investigation it was what looked like a crab-crustacean covered in a disguise of sand and rubble from the oceans bottom. On the move,Jacques’ managed to take some footage of the movements. We believe this to be a Decorator Crab (Camposcia retusa) -decorated in encrusting Sponge and Tunicate. Once again it just shows us how much we actually do not see when we dive the amazing Sodwana Bay 2 mile reef. One person cannot dive a lifetime in this amazing place and see all it has to offer!! But we certainly are going to try…
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