Dive at Romeo, Misool Islands, Indonesia on 22/2/13 - ATJ's Diving Site

Dive Details



22 February, 2013


7:12pm - 8:26pm


The seventh dive of the Raja Ampat trip in February 2013 on board the S/Y Indo Siren and our first night dive.

This had the potential to be a really enjoyable dive but unfortunately my mask was leaking for most of the dive and it was quite frustrating. I'm not sure why it was leaking. It is the same mask I have been using for over 6 months. I thought it might have been the torch I had attached to the mask strap but that has never caused it to leak before and the mask continued to leak after I removed the torch. Fortunately, this was the only dive it leaked.

Despite the leaking mask, we saw some cool things. There were lots of crustaceans of various types including a commensal crab on a large sea cucumber. Ongko pointed out a pygmy seahorse in a sea fan. It was interesting to see the pygmy seahorse when the polyps of the fan were fully expanded - I just wish I could have taken some decent shots. At the end of the dive we all saw an epaulette shark.


Sheree Papuni




10-15 metres


74 minutes

Maximum depth

22.1 m

Average depth

12.5 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.

Sea star, Fromia milleporella. 9.4 m.

Sea star, Fromia milleporella. 14.7 m.

Pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus bargibanti. 13.4 m.

Pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus bargibanti. 13.5 m.

Spot-fin lionfish, Pterois antennata. 13.4 m.

Commensal crab, Lissocarcinus sp. 11.4 m.

Commensal crab, Lissocarcinus sp. 11.3 m.

Coral crab, Trapezia sp. 9.7 m.

Coral crab, Trapezia sp. 9.6 m.

Spider crab. 10.2 m.

Cowrie. 7.7 m.

Hinge-beak shrimp, Rhynchocinetes sp. 7.3 m.

Epaulette shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum. 7.1 m.