Dive Details



17 March, 2014


6:56pm - 8:04pm


A night dive around the Liberty Wreck is a fantastic experience. The wreck is so full of life. This was a great dive, too, because it was just me and Landung the guide as Ian and Bill sat it out. We saw so much it was amazing. Landung would point out cool stuff to me and I'd point out cool stuff to Landung - OK there was probably more of the former than the latter.

Highlights of the dive were the Donald Duck shrimp (the first time I'd see one), being buzzed by a couple of reef squid, a huge moray swimming around me (even though this freaked Landung out a bit), a boxer crab which Landung pointed out to me but it disappeared before I could get a photo and the huge number of spider crabs which seemed to be everywhere. This was one of the best dives of the trip.






20 metres


67 minutes

Maximum depth

19.6 m

Average depth

12.3 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.

Nudibranch, Chromodoris coi. 1.9 m.

Cod. 4 m.

Polyclad flatworm. 8.1 m.

Donald Duck shrimp, Leander plumosus. 10.4 m.

Spindle cowrie, Phenacovolva sp. 17.9 m.

Anemone hermit crab, Dardanus pedunculatus. 17.1 m.

Soft coral. 16.6 m.

Nudibranch, Phyllidiella pustulosa. 17.1 m.

Nudibranch, Nembrotha chamberlaini. 17.2 m.

Spider crab, Naxioides taurus. 16.8 m.

Spider crab, Hoplophrys oatesi. 18.3 m.

Anemone. 18.4 m.

Reef squid, Sepioteuthis lessoniana. 17.9 m.

Reef squid, Sepioteuthis lessoniana. 18.3 m.

Spider crab, Hyastenus bispinosus. 18.9 m.

Spider crab, Hyastenus bispinosus. 18.1 m.

Spider crab, Hyastenus bispinosus. 16.5 m.

Coral crab. 11.1 m.

Dendrophylliid coral. 9 m.

Nudibranch, Nembrotha cristata. 11.4 m.

Clear cleaner shrimp, Urocaridella antonbruunii. 11.3 m.

Daisy coral, Duncanopsammia axifuga. 6.7 m.

Tiger snake eel, Myrichthys maculosus. 5.4 m.

Nudibranch, Gymnodoris sp. 5.6 m.