Re: Where are the MANTIS SHRIMP?

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Posted by Chris on June 03, 2014 at 16:55:42:

In Reply to: Where are the MANTIS SHRIMP? posted by iuhalt on June 02, 2014 at 18:24:51:

There are many at Catalina Island in the sandy areas. If you are on a dive boat be ready to get in as soon as the boat stops, then swim out to a sandy area and look for the holes with shells and rocks arranged around them. The depths can vary from 15 to 100+ feet, but typically I find the 30 to 70 foot range to be the best depth.

Often times they are out, but as soon as many divers get in the water they take cover deep in their holes. That is why you need to be the first in. I typically will swim quite a bit (100 to 200 yards) away from the boat since most divers do not venture to far and I have much better luck when I am alone in an area.

I will often swim 10 to 20 feet above the sand depending on the visibility to search. Quick movements, rapid descents, and loud breathing can all spook them.

They are not hard to find once you learn how.

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