As I previously mentioned, the dive sites on our liveaboard trip kept getting better and better. The variety and volume of marine life was stunning and we *tried* to capture some of that beauty by renting an underwater camera. To save you from a detailed account of each fascinating dive I have compiled a set of photos and little stories about some of our favorite fish. Say hello to my little friends...
Boxfish - one of our favorites...maybe because of their funny boxy shape and mis-match color patterns as babies. But don't touch, they secrete a toxic liquid that is poisonous to other fish.
Nudibranch - there were numerous varieties and colors of nudis - weird little slug-like things, but we came to love them. And they are the size of your thumb nail! A challenge to find but rewarding!
Juvenile Angelfish - our favorite! A strikingly attractive little fish and hard to find!
Harlequin Shrimps - These shrimps are tiny, less than an inch long but AMAZING!
Octopus - this guy was hard to spot, but I happened to see him as our group went by because his color changing skin reacted as he moved to reposition on his rock.
Seahorse - these famous little guys are HARD to find. So small and delicate. What a treasure to see him!
Porcupine fish & Mappa Pufferfish
We saw these guys often although the shipwreck site we visited really brought them to a new level - they were all over the place and I found out they charge at paparazzi!
Moray eels - Freaky - We only saw a couple of them swimming in the open. Most of the time these scary creatures were lurking in holes in the rocks.
Trigger Fish - Infamous, just look at those coral busting teeth.
Coral trout, I think - hiding where they do.