Category Archives: scuba diving

A scuba divers’ best friend.

salty sea dog picAfter a good scuba diving session every diver is as hungry as a horse. And not as a little seahorse, but one of those large odd-toed mammals. Scuba diving can make you pretty hungry – but it’s our canine friend we head directly for.

Yes, we also find it a bit weird, after spending 50 minutes underwater looking at fish, we come up to the surface and head straight to a place that deep fries them and serves them alongside crispy chips.

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Scuba Diving With A Parrot.

Scuba Diving Rambles - Parrotfish

Parrotfish

Yes, I see the parrot in parrotfish. Totally. The large, powerful beak. The striking, beautiful, bold colours. The pecking as it consumes. It even has wings… well, sorta.

The resemblance is so ditto I actually tried having a conversation with one while scuba diving in the Maldives. Although it never replied to my “Hello Pretty-Polly!” greeting underwater. Or my “So, you’re obviously not polyunsaturated, are you?”

Phew, definitely need to check the air mixture in my scuba diving cylinder after this dive.

Scuba Diving Rambles Photographic Entry – Underwater Lines.

Scuba Diving - Feather Star

Feather Star

Open lines for feeding time underwater. A feather star stretches out a feathery fan and gathers what it can filter from the ocean current. Microscopic morsels caught in its soft linear webs.

Arms curl inward and transport the prey to an open, waiting mouth. Free-swimming and stalkless they prowl the muddy ocean floors.

Scuba Diving Dive Map – Castle Rocks.

Dive Map - Castle Rock, False Bay

Dive Map – Castle Rocks, False Bay

Castle Rocks dive site. The Big Daddy on the False Bay side in the beautiful, but a tad on the nippy side, scuba diving waters of Cape Town, South Africa.

For more dive maps of scuba diving sites take a look at my dive map page.