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Red Lipped Bat Fish, Galapagos

The Red Lipped Bat Fish

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5 Things you probably didn’t know about the red lipped bat fish:
1. It is only found in Galapagos and as far south as Peru and is closely related to the Rosey Lipped Batfish found in Cocos islands, Costa Rica.
2. It has a lure on its head similar to Angler fish which is uses to attract prey.
3. When it reaches maturity its dorsal fin turns into a spine.
4. They are not good swimmers but their modified pectoral fins means that they can walk on the bottom.
5. In spite of their appearance they do not use lipstick.

Manta Rays in the Galapagos

Galapagos Islands

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22 of us have just returned from one of the best diving holidays so far – to the Galapagos islands.  We based ourselves in Santa Cruz, San Cristobal and Isabela, and dives some cracking sites, such as Gordon Rocks, Kicker Rock and many more.  Sea lions, Hammerheads, King Manta Rays, Galapagos sharks, the weird Red Lipped Bat fish, more rays, more sharks …. the list goes on and on.

Thank you to everyone who came on the trip who helped to make it so amazing.  The question is, how do we top that next year …… you will have to wait and see!

Big Trip for 2015 – Galapagos

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HammerheadsThe big trip for 2015 is going to be Galapagos.  The dates are going to be 6 – 21 June and we will hopefully be staying in Santa Cruz with a couple of days on both San Cristobal and Isabela.  If you are interested in joining the trip please email the dive centre.  There is a group page set up on Facebook and as details come in they will be posted on there, and also this website.