Dive at West Mansuar, Mansuar Island, Indonesia on 26/2/13 - ATJ's Diving Site

Dive Details



26 February, 2013


8:28am - 9:33am


The 19th dive of the Raja Ampat trip in February 2013 on board the S/Y Indo Siren and the first of five dives in the vicinity of Mansuar Island.

Moving to the northern parts of Raja Ampat meant that we'd be in the area where Pontoh's pygmy seahorses can be found. On the very first dive in the area, Nicole points out 2 to us, one that Ongko found and one that Nicole found herself. It was pretty exciting to see yet another species of pygmy seahorse and then to see 2 species of pipefish as well as flatworms, nudibranchs and commensal shrimp.


Sheree Papuni




25 metres


65 minutes

Maximum depth

22.8 m

Average depth

15.4 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 cucumber, Colochirus robustus. 14.5 m.

Nudibranchs, Phyllidiella pustulosa. 20 m.

Commensal shrimp, Periclimenes brevicarpalis. 20.6 m.

Commensal shrimp, Periclimenes venustus. 20.5 m.

Pontoh's pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus pontohi. 22 m.

Polyclad flatworm, Euryleptid sp. 22.2 m.

Pontoh's pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus pontohi. 21.5 m.

Nudibranch, Phyllidiella pustulosa. 22.2 m.

Red lionfish, Pterois antennata. 21.1 m.

Nudibranch, Flabellina riwo. 19.8 m.

Nudibranch, Nembrotha kubaryana. 17.5 m.

Polyclad flatworm, Pseudoceros scriptus. 16.8 m.

Jawfish, Opistognathus sp. 16.3 m.

Nudibranch, Nembrotha kubaryana. 13.7 m.

Pipefish, Corythoichthys sp. 13.4 m.

Dragonet, Synchiropus sp. 6.6 m.

Reeftop pipefish, Corythoichthys haematopterus. 6.7 m.

Hermit crab, Calcinus minutus. 5.9 m.