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Phantaseas in Fiji

Destination: Bligh Waters, Lomoviti Group & Namena MArine Reserve
Trip Date: Oct 16th - Oct 23rd, 2010 - Comments
Author: Sam Campbell
Congratulations: to Charlotte for braving the Nigali Passage

This crazy rubber chicken lovin' group had travelled from Colorado to dive Fiji's reefs. Brian & Jill run a very successful dive store, leading trips throughout the year to the worlds premier diving destinations. Their guests repeatedly travel with them as they know they will not lead them wrong. The rubber chicken actually made for a fun award every time someone made a dive faux pas. Although if they had been searched at customs the rubber chicken & KY jelly supply(for their dry suits!) may have aroused suspicions!!.

Found & shot by Craig

Found & shot by Craig

Octopus hunting - captured by Craig

Octopus hunting - captured by Craig

Grey Reefs cruise close by in Nigali Passage - captured by Craig

Grey Reefs cruise close by in Nigali Passage - captured by Craig

ox Crab hunting on a night dive - taken by Craig

ox Crab hunting on a night dive - taken by Craig

Curious Grunts check out Craig's lens

Curious Grunts check out Craig's lens

Time for a nap - taken by Craig

Time for a nap - taken by Craig

How small ?? - taken by Craig

How small ?? - taken by Craig

Uh oh, lucky it's not nesting - taken by Craig

Uh oh, lucky it's not nesting - taken by Craig

Reefscape - taken by Ray

Reefscape - taken by Ray

A fish with botox lips - taken by Ray

A fish with botox lips - taken by Ray

Huge school of Jacks gathering at NSAT - captured by Ray

Huge school of Jacks gathering at NSAT - captured by Ray

Pygmy Horsepipe Fish??? still undetermined - taken by Ray

Pygmy Horsepipe Fish??? still undetermined - taken by Ray

Fang Blenny hiding out - Taken by Ray

Fang Blenny hiding out - Taken by Ray

Grey Reefs lining up in Nigali for Ray to shoot

Grey Reefs lining up in Nigali for Ray to shoot

Anemone Fish posing for Ray

Anemone Fish posing for Ray

Tesa in the coral frame - taken by Ray

Tesa in the coral frame - taken by Ray

Decorated Dart Fish at 100ft in Wakay - taken by Ray

Decorated Dart Fish at 100ft in Wakay - taken by Ray

During the trip lots of new critters were found. A Pygmy Pipehorse Fish - the first to be seen from NAI'A or maybe even in Fiji - was found at NSAT in Namena. Is it possible that Fiji's high level of bio diversity is on the rise?. Craig made a good find in Vatu-i-ra, a yellow phase Painted Frog Fish - which is rare here in Fiji, but obviously they do exist. Nigali Passage was a big hit as usual, lots of Grey Reef action. Wakaya this week provided us with our Manta encounters. This group of divers have travelled everywhere, but enjoyed Fiji's great reefs & were amazed by the colorful soft coral displays!.

Our Guests...

Tesa
Tesa
Claudia
Claudia
Jill
Jill
Patty
Patty
Ellen
Ellen
Pam
Pam
Ray
Ray
Jim
Jim
Craig
Craig
John
John
Carol
Carol
Denice
Denice
Brian
Brian
Sid
Sid
David
David
Charlotte
Charlotte
Dan
Dan

Comments

“Lomaiviti reefs are in extremely good condition compared to Indonesia and PNG. Immediate action must be taken to conserve this unique region.”

Dr. Michael Marnane, Marine Biologist, Wildlife Conservation Society

~ Dr. Michael Marnane, Marine Biologist, Wildlife Conservation Society