I have a few more shots to show from last Saturday’s dive.
On the way up to Barracuda Point through Tab Anchorage, the coast was looking mighty fine. You can see several ranges of mountains receding in the distance:
This shot of two bannerfish looks as it they’re doing the synchronized swimming thing. Have you ever watched synchronized swimming? I find it simultaneously stunningly boring and strangely mesmerising:
The feature of this post is this nasty character:
It’s a Titan Triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens). I was able to get quite close to this football-sized specimen – an unusual opportunity, if you don’t wan’t to get bitten. Here he is swimming peacefully between two Six-Banded Angelfish:
My first experience with one was potentially disastrous. I was on my second or third dive (uncertified, untrained, UNRECOMMENDED). A large Titan started chasing me. I panicked and went from about 25 metres to the surface in a few seconds. Fortunately, I was breathing all the time (more like panting!) so I didn’t blow a lung.
Here’s a shot from another day. You can see why we dread having a Titan nipping at us:
It’s no fun.