Perhaps it’s laziness or something else but from time to time I feel an urge to visit “barren” Browns Bay. I say “barren” as most people think it’s barren, there is nothing to see there, visibility is close to zero most of the time etc. I must disagree, the visibility can reach over five metres at high tide if there is no swell and there has been no rain for a week or so, and (occasionally) there can be a lot to see there.
It’s a typical muck dive, searching for nice tiny creatures, plus clouds of juvenile fish, occasional snapper, stingray or even a kingfish. If you’re keen to photograph nudibranches you can do it there … sometimes in less than one metre of water.
Today I was lucky again. The visibility was not great, about two metres, but I found my favourite object in the area, a wandering anemone. It was the biggest one I’ve ever met, though quite brownish and less colourful than my previous ones, sitting on the rocky silt covered bottom. When I started to photograph it the batteries in one of my strobes finished but the issue could not destroy my joy from the dive. Enjoy the small gallery and join me next time.