Diving on Great Barrier Reef 18 July

Sunday July 18 some friends and I went out to Norman & Saxon reefs with Down Under Dive.  I had taken something for seasickness but as it turned out the sea was not as rough as I was expecting.

We arrived at the first dive site Saxon reef.  I entered the water with Keith and Pieter and we headed off to do some photography.  About 10 minutes into the dive I was playing around with the strobe and for the first time in three years got the dreaded Err99 on my Canon 20D.  Of course there is nothing I can do about it underwater.  The battery has to be removed from the camera and re-inserted.  The rest of the dive was spent watching Keith take photos.

Back on the boat I had to get out of all my dive gear so I could go inside and dismantle the camera from the housing. Battery removed, replaced and all set for the second dive.

On this dive we came across two turtles.  One of which stuck around to have his (or her) photo taken.  Usually I see turtles when I have the 100mm macro lens on so was happy that this time I was using the 24mm lens.


After lunch a change of venue had us diving at Norman reef.  The dive started with a visit by Wally, a Maori Wrasse.

Wally the Maori Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

Wally the Maori Wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

And what is a visit to the reef without anemone fish

Spine Cheeked Anemonefish (Premnas biaculeatus)

Two Spine Cheeked Anemonefish

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