Monday, August 26, 2019

Bali Diving Day 1-3

In order to survive in this huge community underwater world, other than camouflage, hide & seek, commensalism seem one of the most commonly adaptation.
Goby and snapping shrimp
This goby is working hand in hand with snapping shrimp. Snapping shrimp good in burrow but with poor eyesight. By having goby take on the duty of watch tower, is a win-win for both the goby and the shrimp. The shrimp has poor eyesight, but is good at constructing and maintaining a burrow. The goby on the other hand has good vision, but not good at creating burrows. By pairing up, both offer valuable protection on the reef.
Nardoa novaecaledoniae
A Nardoa novaecaledoniae sea star sitting at the bottom of the coral reef.
Goniobranchus geminus
One of the most photographed critters by divers non other than sea slugs that come in all colour and shape known as nudibranch such as this Goniobranchus geminus
Goniobranchus leopardus
Goniobranchus leopardus
Hypselodoris tryoni
Hypselodoris tryoni in trailing position.
Hypselodoris apolegma
Hypselodoris apolegma that with very bright colour.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Bali Diving Day 1-2

Is always excited to be surrounded by all the colourful fishes of all kinds.
Is a huge community down under the sea...
No aquarium tank can compare with the real coral reef
Moorish idol
One the character in the movie Nemo, named Gill - a Moorish idol.
Emperor angelfish
A huge and very beautiful Emperor angelfish.
Trumpet fish
A lone Yellow trumpet fish.
Clark's Anemone fish
In coral reef, many creatures are depending on each other by way of commensalism such as these  anemone fish and anemone that they call home as their protection.
Damsel fishes
These damsel fish use corals as their protection.
Brittle stars attaching themselves to coral for protection too.
Ornate ghost pipefish
Ornate pipefish use camouflage to make themselves invisible by blending with their surrounding. 
Whip goby
Whip goby use seek and hide tactic around whip coral. A very fruitful dive, I must say...

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bali Dive Trip Day 1

Finally, I will be jumping into the sea in this very beautiful island of Bali to blow bubbles again after so long.
This is where we will have our entry, through pebbles shore.
Once we enter the water, it was a totally different world. I miss this feeling for a long long time...
Welcome to underwater gym... bicycleswas used to create this artificial reef.
Looking at the coral that grow on this cement mixer, it must have been here for sometimes.
This coral grow on the rope that attached to the cement mixer.
Boga wreck
Another interesting site that we visit is this ship wreck. It was sunk in 2012 to create another artificial reef in this area. It has seen attracted many marine creature to call it their home.
Boga wreck
One of the statue in the wreck.
Boga wreck
Preparing to enter and explore this home to many marine creatures.
Titan trigger fish
As with most of the dive site in this region, there is this fish that fear and avoid by most divers - Titan Trigger fish. They can cause real injuries if you accidentally intruded their territories especially during their breeding season. They can easily bite of a chunk of coral with just one bite and imagine a bite on your finger or toe...