We are enjoying a beautiful Indian summer this year … both above and below water surface. Tento rok si užívame krásne babie leto … nad aj pod vodnou hladinou.
16/6/2017 (622) I had plans for another lazy dive, however, the current in the channel at Goat Island was so strong that I surfaced exhausted. The channel was full of juvenile trevally, snapper and goatfish. Goatfish were digging in the coarse sand on the bottom, trevally and snapper were hovering in midwater facing the current. There […]
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21/4/2017 (618) It was a long swim over the areas where flat rocky platforms mix with sand. It was also a swim in quite a murky water. Actually I don’t remember such a dirty water at Goat Island. Once I got to the deeper water with kelp forest, the visibility improved, but not much. And […]
18/10/2016 (601) Another dive in the Goat Island marine reserve with some mishaps, plenty of pleasant surprises and a really sad one: Gauges left at home While I was finishing packing my gear, a courier brought a package for me. I was excited about its content and forgot to my gauges (a computer and a […]
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There are plenty of beautiful places like this one around Goat Island. Dense kelp forest on top of the rocks. Colourful invertebrate life on the walls and under overhangs. Reef fish going in and coming out of cracks. I’ve made this particular image in the area to the left from the island (when you look […]
If there are kelp forests underwater, there are also undersea meadows of green, brown and red algae (often referred as seaweeds). And red moki (Cheilodactylus spectabilis) is their “cow”. Grazing slowly, alone, in pairs or small groups. When the feeding is over, they hide in small crevices or under overhangs and sleep with open eyes. […]