Dive at Unusual Suspects, Bima Bay, Indonesia on 30/8/12 - ATJ's Diving Site

Dive Details



30 August, 2012


9:52am - 11:38am


The 32nd and final dive on the Pa Siren trip and a return to Unusual Suspects where we dived our first dive.

Another muck dive but for some reason we saw so much more on this dive than we'd seen the first time. There was life absolutely everywhere we looked from seahores and pipefish to nudibranchs and other interesting animals. It was a brilliant dive but was done with some sadness as it was our last dive of the trip.


Sheree Papuni




5-10 metres


98 minutes

Maximum depth

9.2 m

Average depth

5.8 m

Water temperature



Dive Profile from Citizen Hyper Aqualand

Camera gear


Nikon D7000


Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D


Ikelite 6801.70

Lens port

Ikelite Flat Port 5502.41


2 x Ikelite SubStrobe DS161


Depth information, where present, indicates the depth of the camera when the photograph was taken and can be used to approximate the depth of the subject.

Mantis shrimp. 7.6 m.

Nudibranch, Hypselodoris bullockii. 8.2 m.

Thorny seahorse, Hippocampus histrix. 7.9 m.

Thorny seahorse, Hippocampus histrix. 8.2 m.

Orange-black dragonet, Dactylopus kuiteri. 5.9 m.

Yellow-spotted pipefish, Corythoichthys polynotatus. 6 m.

Crocodilefish, Cymbacephalus beauforti. 6 m.

Nudibranch, Hypselodoris infucata. 5.5 m.

Bent stick pipefish, Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus. 5.4 m.

Nudibranch, Chromodoris preciosa. 4.6 m.

Nudibranch, Hypselodoris whitei. 3.3 m.

Bristle-tail filefish, Acreichthys tomentosus. 2.6 m.

Nudibranch, Phyllodesmium poindimiei. 4.4 m.

Porcelean crab, Neopetrolisthes maculatus. 7.6 m.

Bent stick pipefish, Trachyrhamphus bicoarctatus. 5.1 m.

Snowflake moray eel, Echidna nebulosa. 4.3 m.

Banded snake eel, Myrichthys colubrinus. 4.1 m.

Nudibranch, Mexichromis multituberculata. 6.3 m.

Nudibranch, Jorunna funebris. 5.4 m.

Greyface moray eel, Gymnothorax thyrsoideus. 5.5 m.

Nudibranch, Gymnodoris rubropapulosa. 7.2 m.