It's a long way up!
This sponge is as tall as I am, deep along the wall.
Barracuda lit from below.
The Barracuda did try to camouflage itself by changing colour patterns.
This Barracuda was completely fearless, not even inching away when I approached.
Light filters through an open hatch into the "Tears of Allah."
Lee in the torpedo hole.
Sunburst through the Vulcan Bomber.
A Squirrelfish that has run out of holes to hide in.
Yellowtail snapper beside the Vulcan Bomber.
A colony of Feather-duster worms on the Vulcan Bomber.
The "Vulcan Bomber." This prop was used for the film "Thunderball." When the scaffolding was covered in canvas, it made for a reasonably convincing version of the real thing. 40 years later, it is covered in coral and sponges.
Yours truly, photographed by Lee through the torpedo hole. This is one of the classic photos we shoot of the guests at Finphoto.
My colleague and roommate, Lee, lurks in the wreck, waiting for customers.
The torpedo hole Sean Connery swam through in "Never say Never Again"
"Tears of Allah"
The bow of "Tears of Allah"
The "Tears of Allah" wreck. One of the James Bond Wrecks, this one was used in the film "Never Say Never Again," when Sean Connery swam through a torpedo-hole while being pursued by a tiger shark.
A cloud of immature thimble jellies. Apparently this is a sign that warmer weather is on the way.
I always love a bright sponge at depth.
A lobster defends its turf, aiming its spines at me.
Notice here the colour difference between the parts of the sponge lit by my strobe and the parts lit only by ambient light.
Big sponge I found at 120ft under a ledge.
This shot, more or less, was my main objective for the dives. We'll see if I can do better next time.
This smaller (5ft long) shark came hurtling towards me from the direction of the feed.
Should I be concerned at how many "near miss" shots like this I've taken in the past month and a half?
Lonely reef shark.
Almaco Jack glides by Ray-of-Hope.
A basket star folded up in daylight.
My favourite propeller, belonging to the Willaurie, a wreck a short swim from Anthony Bell, where we moored up.
Anthony Bell with White Bungi above.
View forward inside Anthony Bell
The Anthony Bell is so new, most of the wreck is still painted!
The engine room of Anthony Bell.
Deep along Palace Wall, I was able to find these bright orange sponges.