After 20 years diving, 10 of them at Cocos Island; she gave me the most incredible experience so far at sea. We were witness of how 6 killer whales hunted, killed and fed on a tiger shark. just unreal experience!!!
I just filled my tank for 20 more years ;)
The Cod Hole is one of the signature dives on the far northern section of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Our recent expedition to the region (June 2011) was only a few months after Cyclone Yasi, and I'd heard some worrying reports of coral damage. I was anxious to see it for myself, and to spend some quality time with the biggest friendly fish I have ever had the pleasure of diving with. Plus, this dive site was always on my list to provide some nice footage for our upcoming "Diving Queensland" DVD (underseaproductions.com/projects/diving-queensland).
The reassuring news is the Cod Hole is still in very fine condition. The storm did cause some coral damage in the shallows, but below approx 8m (26') the coral is looking good—in some areas it's excellent. The fish life is as plentiful and as unafraid of divers as ever. And, most importantly, the Potato cod (Epinephelus tukula) are out in force, happy to pose for any camera.
I was lucky enough to be there when two of the largest residents were getting frisky. I've done more than 100 dives at this site, but never before seen this kind of courting behaviour in the cod. I squeezed in two 90-minute dives back-to-back—a memorable couple of dives indeed. The video shows some highlights.
Our goal was to photograph and film Atlantic sailfish hunting sardines. Rough conditions and elusive sailfish made it a tough trip but the baitball action we were able find was incredible. Filmed in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Special thanks to Brandon Cole for organizing this trip, Melissa Cole, Jason Sintek and the crew of the Lilly M.
There's a few places that I dive and I saw it's getting better and better every year I visited."Misool" in South of Raja Ampat is one of that places.
Thanks to Misool Eco resort who established MPA(Marine Protected Area) in the area.It changed the place from Shark's poacher campsite to be one of the best MPA in the world.
Recently year I spend time with Black & Blue Manta Liveaboard and we tried to captured one the most amazing phenomenon in Misool area.Millions and millions of Slender Silverside fish(Hypoatherina barnes) all over the reefs and created the baitball attracted lots of the predator.Long-horned Pygmy Devil Rays (Mobula eregoodootenkee) is one the most graceful ray to join this battle.A squadron of rays attacked the baitball again and again created very dramatic scene above beautiful reef in Misool.
This Dugong (Dugong dugon) had such an itch that he decided to scratch himself on this log. Our guests were able to observe him doing this for about 20 minutes. He even came back for seconds after surfacing to breath. It doesn't look very elegant and it can learn something about buoyancy from our divers but it must have felt good to get rid of that annoying itch!