For those of you who have dived with us in Malta, here is the first of several videos that I am putting together for the dive centre out there. This is Scorpion Cave, situated in Anchor Bay.
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.
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!
For everyone who has booked to go on the liveaboard trip in November I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that the boat we had booked to go on, the Blue Voyager, is going to be on its way to the Maldives in October. This means that we can’t go on it. The good news is …… Read More
During the last trip to the Red Sea a lot of people asked if we could organise a liveaboard trip for 2015. So I have done. I have booked the Blue O Two boat M/Y Blue Voyager for the weeks of 13-20 November to do the ‘Best of Brothers’ itinerary.
The boat is the most recently constructed of the Blue O Two luxury fleet. 37m long with double and twin cabins for 24 people, it is extremely spacious and comfortable with an enormous dive deck. Read More
I have managed to upload a short 4 minute clip straight from the camera taken on the SS Thistlegorm while swimming through one side of the holds in the middle deck area. This is totally unedited except for the edition of some cheesy music courtesy of You Tube and is taken 4 days after I started using the camera and housing so I was still learning basically. For those who have never dived the SS Thistlegorm this gives you some idea of what an awesome dive it is.
The 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.