Posted by Elaine on July 18, 2004 at 14:43:32:
In Reply to: Dive report Whites Point 7/18 posted by Jeff shaw on July 18, 2004 at 12:35:20:
The white deposits all around the vents are due to a special bacteria that uses the hydrogen sulfide coming from the vents as their energy source.
There really are a lot of small fish at Whites Point - the visibility was just too low to see them. On a rare day when Whites Point does have good visibility, it is an amazingly beautiful place to dive. There are schools of fish, bat rays, all kinds of things. I dove there regularly for two years before I ever saw what Whites Point really looks like.
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