Gotta Love Muck Diving

Date January 25, 2014

Last weekend at Pulau Hantu, the visibility was absolutely terrible! It was daunting for first timers, and a little stressful for the guides because we always hope for the best conditions for our first timers! Regulars however, remained super enthusiastic and still saw a lot of critters during their dive! Diving at Pulau Hantu is a lot about attitude! If you’ve got the right one, you’re surely to be nicely rewarded. Above: Goniopora coral

Ascidians

Cave coral

Silty cushion sea star

Flatworms everywhere!

Flatworm surmounts a sponge

Feather duster tubeworm

Orange-spotted pipefish

A lump of dirt? That’s exactly what this hermit crab wants you to think!

Variable fang blenny in its glass bottle house (see video)

I also managed to startle, and be startled by, this large cuttlefish! I was busy photographing a flatworm when I suddenly noticed a pair of eyes right next to my shoulder. I made a small yelp from behind my mask and the cuttlefish turned pale and fled! But it calmed down soon after and allowed me to take this video.

To see more from this dive, visit the Hantu Blog gallery!

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