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Outer Bamnks diving on the Great Escape Southern California Live-Aboard Dive Boat


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Posted by Merry on August 05, 2022 at 13:04:42:

At Crystal Blue Resort, Managed by Mike Bartick, group leader Richard Salas
May - June, 2022
82 - 86 degrees

This is only a taste of the irresistible fish that I shot or more like it, attempted to shoot.




Dive deck


Paul and Mark kept the busy dive operation running like clockwork. Besides filling and analyzing tanks, they kept track of who was diving on which boat, helped with dive gear issues, and maintained a steady stream of tanks for the compressed air we used to blow water off our rigs.



Our happy group! Merry, Britta Siegers, our guide Johmer, Richard Salas, Audrey Garbacik and Phil.

Titan triggerfish, Balistoides viridescens


Frogfish


Pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus bargibanti


Pygmy seahorse


How cryptic is this pygmy seahorse?


Spiny seahorse, Hippocampus hystrix


Ornate ghost pipefish, Solenostomus paradoxus


Frogfish


Solor or striped boxfish, Ostracion solorensis


Paddleflap scorpionfish, Rhinopias aschmeyeri


Juvenile midnight snapper, Macolor macularis


Headband humbug, Dascyllus reticulatus


Threespot humbug, Dascyllus trimaculatus


Juvenile white damsel, Dischistodus perspicillatus


Pink eye goby, Bryaninops natans


Pink eye goby colony


Lemon goby, Lubricogobius exiguus


Whip goby, Bryaninops sp.


Regal angelfish, Pygoplites diacanthus


Clark's anemonefish, Amphiprion clarkii


Groved razorfish, Centriscus scutanus


Slender sabertooth blenny composite, Aspidontus dussumieri


Shorthead fangblenny, Petroscirtes breviceps


Starry moray eel, Echidna nebulosa


Fiveline cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus


Juvenile fiveline cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus

Reticulated sand perch, Peripercis tetracantha

Redtooth triggerfish, Odonus niger


Frogfish


Highfin coralfish or highfin butterflyfish, Coradion altivelis


Scribbled puffer, Arothron mappa


Klein's butterflyfish, Chaetodon kleinii


Longnose butterflyfish, Forcipiger longirostris





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