A double boat dive by Terry and Julie consisting of 1 x 64 minute and 1 x 49 minute dives in water depths up to 12m, up to 10m viz, 20 C water temp.
Terry and Julie headed out today to partake in their other hobby; reef surveys for Reef Check Australia. Although tasked with other duties we could not resist the temptation to photograph and record any nudibranchs that we saw. Pictures were a little rushed as we focused on the allocated tasks at hand, but at least we have a record.
We were all delighted by a wonderful display from 2 mother Humpback whales with calves that were taking time out to play as we transferred between dive sites, extending our surface interval considerably.
Number of species sighted: 1st dive/2nd dive
* species with highest specimen count
Chromodoris elisabethina -/1
Chromodoris kuiteri 2/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 2/1
Glossodoris rufomarginata 2/1
Goniobranchus leopardus -/1
Hexabranchus sanguineus -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1/1
Phyllidia elegans 1/-
Phyllidia varicosa 1/-
Phyllidiella annulata 3/-
Phyllidiella pustulosa 3/-
Sagaminopteron pyschedelicum 1/-
Thuridilla splendens 1/1
*Tritoniopsis elegans 8/-
Tyrannodoris luteolineata 1/-
Verconia norba 1/-
Surface Conditions - with whales
Substrate - The Caves