Snow covering the ground burnt by the OK Mountain Park Fire in 2003
It's a long way up!
This sponge is as tall as I am, deep along the wall.
A cloud of immature thimble jellies. Apparently this is a sign that warmer weather is on the way.
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.
Deep along Palace Wall, I was able to find these bright orange sponges.
Here you can see the system of jelly-filled pores called the Ampullae of Lorenzini, the source of the shark's sixth sense - electroreception.
The Anthony Bell is our newest wreck, sunk last summer.
This one led me right back to the boat before saying goodbye!
A Hawksbill turtle.
Grey Angelfish heads deep
Lionfish resting on a quite large orange sponge.
I was happy to find a number of quite large, bright orange sponges at around 100-110ft off the wall today.
What's that? An evergreen underwater? In fact this is a type of black coral.
A Trumpetfish pretending to be coral.
Sunburst over a sponge. As with most things underwater, you wouldn't have known this sponge was red without artificial light from the strobes, any diver would have told you it was a yellow-green colour.
Sea Viking from astern.
The top of the Sea Viking, the orange-brown highlight is fire coral, which helps enforce the "look but do not touch" rule.
Sea Viking, showing off her soft coral growth.
Bar Jacks around Sea Viking.
African Pompano, a large (3-5 ft long) fish, a small group has been hanging around the Sea Viking wreck.
The bow of Sea Viking.
The stern of the Sea Viking, a fishing vessel sunk deliberately near some of our most beautiful reef.
This lionfish is clinging to a coral head to avoid the current flowing past.