I guess I have to start you all off with the best! We visited German Channel and the Manta Cleaning Station and guess what!!?? we found mantas. They are just beautiful and very friendly. They swoop in gentle circles over your head as if they know what posing is all about. A very magical visitation!
We’re going from the largest to the smallest. This flatworm is probably only about an inch long.
This is some kind of shellfish… oyster, scallop or something like that.
We watched these two chase each other for ages. Female and male I would guess.
These are all over.. and so beautiful.
This guy was a poser also. They remind me of little puppies.
These are also all over the place … and in many different colors.
It is always fun to try to get in the middle of a fish school… well, except when sharks are around.
Fan coral is usally a stand alone creature. This is an unusual, at least to me, bunch of fan coral.
This shellfish is new to me. I have never seen one with only yellow and white lips. I LOVE new discoveries!
This guy is a bit creepy… If you touch him he contracts. I have seen these from Mexico to here so they are very common.
This little guy is on my “mystery” list. He might be a small cousin to the big guy above him. A Sea Cucumber on red coral.
Another pic of a Sea Anemone. They are almost surreal looking.
We see turtles almost every dive. They are very diver friendly!
This is a type of coral with a Brittle Star clinging to it.
Found out the other day that this Leather Coral will retrack all the soft looking stuff on its surface if you touch it.
These Feather Tube Worms are very tiny, like an inch high and come in all sorts of colors. But, they are very shy and pop down into their tube at if you are not very still near them.
The Octopus here are also very diver friendly.
Couldn’t resist this pic. These guys are all over and are fun to watch swim. Maybe I’ll film one swimming next outing and post it!
The blue pattern on this fish’s face fascinated (say that three times fast!) me.
Haven’t a clue what is all on this …. it just remined me of some kind of underwater Christmas ornament!
And we have to include the sharks!
Can’t stop taking pics of these creatures!
Another pic of those beautiful Manta Rays.
Our latest nudibranch discovery.
And on that note…. until next time!