Dive Details



18 March, 2014


11:42am - 12:41pm


We walked into the water from the beach at the same location as the previous dive but this time we swam to the left (north west) and saw a different part of the area. This dive was similar to the previous dive with a volcanic sand slope spotted with rocks and corals. We turned and came back shallower exiting at the entry point.

The highlight of the dive was seeing a harlequin shrimp for the first time - in fact I saw three. Unfortunately, two were deep in a hole and the other was disappeared into its hole after I had only taken a couple of photographs. I looked for it on the way back but it was still deep in the hole.






25 metres


58 minutes

Maximum depth

22.8 m

Average depth

14.8 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.

Harlequin shrimp, Hymenocera picta. 15.3 m.

Nudibranch, Hypselodoris zephyra. 16.2 m.

Banded coral shrimp, Stenopus hispidus. 21.5 m.

Red-lined cleaner shrimp, Lysmata amboinensis. 22.2 m.

Juvenile emperor angelfish, Pomacanthus imperator. 22 m.

Tassled scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis oxycephala. 20.7 m.

Day octopus, Octopus cyanea. 21.7 m.

Red-lined cleaner shrimp, Lysmata amboinensis. 18.6 m.

Crinoid squat lobster. 18.3 m.

Crinoid squat lobster. 18.1 m.

Nudibranchs, Mexichromis multituberculata. 18.2 m.

Red-hair pipefish, Halicampus dunckeri. 19.1 m.

Juvenile painted angler, Antennarius pictus. 18.3 m.

Ornate ghost pipefish, Solenostomus paradoxus. 17.7 m.

Crinoid shrimp, Laomenes. 13.2 m.

Nudibranch, Hypselodoris zephyra. 6.7 m.

Tassled scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis oxycephala. 5.5 m.

Golden-headed sleeper gobies. Valenciennea strigata. 4.1 m.