Among these amazing crowds, we had a diving legend, 81 years-young, who was amongst the first underwater photographers ever and still dive like a fish!
Conditions were not easy on this trip as we had strong wind and waves which made it tricky to get back onboard, we had to change our itinerary slightly to find some shelter and explored new areas around the similan we never dived before.
This worm can live up to 100 years according to scientists, and some think it can grow up to 9 meters. At night, the bobbit worm pops its head out of its burrow, standing upright with part of its body exposed. If a small sea creature swims near, the worm launches a snake-like strike at its victim. It has four long, hooked jaws that clasp around prey, two of which are barbed to prevent a victim from escaping. The bobbit worm strikes with such force that some small victimes are sliced in half when the predator strikes.
Bonfire dive is similar to blackwater diving in the sense we use powerful lights to attract plankton and larvaes at night but while the blackwater dives are done drifting offshore over very deep water, bonfire is done closer to the reef, over a sandy slope with a static line.
In the yellow colors, we found a few seahorses on Richelieu Rock this week, as well as this cute yellow boxfish and some big Pikachu nudibranch.