Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Scuba-ing at 1.5 meters of water

Yeap, you heard me right... the following five shots were taken while yours truly was scuba-ing solo in 1.5 meters of water...


This is probably some kind of scorpionfish... size, maybe 15 cm... it was just sitting still, waiting for a prey to come along, I suppose...


I would like to call this specimen 'Lemon damselfish'... there are loads of them hovering in shallow waters... movements are very jerky, as if in excitement... size, 10 cm?


Enjoyed watching these gobies come in and out of their burrows with their companion shrimps...
Here, I visualized this guy basking in the shallows with its very own 'Mt. Fuji' in the backyard...


In 1.5 meters of water, you use almost no air... so there was plenty of time to observe these goatfishes feeding at the bottom... they use their barbels to stir up the goodies... this specimen is called 'Dash and dot' goatfish... hmmm, pretty self explanatory... size about 20 cm...


This cute little fellow was swimming all the time... it is a juvenile fish which will grow up to be what is called the Harlequin sweetlips... its swimming action is very pronouced and rather sluggish... I followed this guy around the reef and each time, it will return to a fixed spot which is probably its 'home'... size was about 10 cm...