Pig Island Nth 03-11-07
Pig Island Sth 160906
Pig Island 11-11-06
Martins Islet 11-11-06
Martins Islet 30-12-06
Pig Island 30-12-06
Pig Island 10-02-07
Toothbrush Island 10-02-07
Toothbrush Island 04-08-07
Toothbrush Island 03-11-07
Pig Island Nth 03-11-07
Pig Island Sth 23-02-08
Toothbrush Island 11-10-08
Pig Island Sth 28-11-09
Pig Island Nth 28-12-09
Pig Island Sth 20-02-10
Pig Island Sth 27-03-10
Pig Island Sth 06-11-10
Pig Island Sth 27-11-10
Martins Islet 27-11-10
Martins Islet 04-12-10
Pig Island Sth 21-04-11
Martins Islet 16-07-11
Martins Islet 13-08-11
Pig Island Sth 13-08-11
Pig Island Sth 19-11-11
Martins Islet 19-11-11
Pig Island 14-07-12
The Pinnacle 24-11-12
The Pinnacle 29-12-12
Pig Island Sth 29-12-12
The Pinnacle 01-06-13
The Pinnacle 11-01-14
Pig Island Sth 14-02-15


  We had wanted to dive the Bombo but the big ships prevented us so off to Pig Island.  Our favourite part of this island is on the S end but the seas were rolling in due to the winds so we decided to check out the North side which we had not done before.  Well as we headed around the SE end of the island we spied whales coming in our direction.  We slowed and allowed them to get close.  They kept coming and we realised that it was a mother and calf humpback.  The calf breached several times.  It was just awesome.  Once they came past us we followed slowly until the disappeared, submerging to go around the island.  Sadly, the boat was pitching too much to get any decent pics.  The viz was great and we were rewarded.  Juvenile PJs, schools of bullseye, stingarees.  But the highlight was at the start of the dive.  While photographing a PJ I spied a mourning cuttle beside the PJ.  As I photographed it I saw that underneath it, following it's very movement was a very small cutttle.  Uou can see this in the pics.  WOW!! I have never seen this behaviour before.  While the fish life her is not as prolific as the S side it is still a great dive site.  This was my first dive with my Black Diamond BCD.  I bought it on e-bay.  it's an older one with the velcro weight pockets.  It performed flawlessly, lots of strong D rings and 3 useful pockets.  It is very comfortable in the water and has awesome lift capabilities, being designed to take twins with an adapter.  It is also very responsive being rear inflation.


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