Sunday, October 22, 2006

21st October 2006 : Pulau Hantu

On Deepavali Day, I was invited by Debby of The Hantu Bloggers to a special dive at Pulau Hantu. And we got a chance to dive the reefs near the Southern Jetty and Northern Jetty of Pulau Hantu instead of the regular Western reefs. The vis was wonderful! About 8m at the depth of 15m and it was still very bright at the Southern Jetty and 4-5m at the depth of 9m for Northern Jetty. The Festival of Lights indeed!

Look at the VIS!!! So Good!!!

In additional to the good vis, There's a lot of stuffs too!

Nudibranchs! So many today!

The big white one with yellow rhinophores is a phyllidia sp. Of course, there's the Blue Dragon Nudibranch. The one that has a batik pattern body with orange projections is bornella anguilla (1st time seeing it!). There's a lot of the tambja sp (yellow with blue rhinophores and gills one) and cuthona sibogae (purple body and yellow projections) today too. I then saw the dermatobranchus sp (white body with some brown dots and brown rhinophores) again. And I finally got a pic of a small jorunna funebris (White with black polka-dots)

Then it's Flatworms Galore! So pretty!

With such good vis, who can miss out the fishes!

There's the giant goby and two Six-banded Anglefish!

The Icon Seastars and a baby Mushroom coral.

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