Big eye, Philippines. Photo by Stephane Rochon.

A dive site atlas made by divers for divers
Enjoy and contribute!
Sharing

All data, photos and videos are contributed by locals.

Add a new dive site!

Join the community
  • 15037 Wannadivers
  • 8676 dive logs
  • 1550 trips

Stay in touch with your friends, chat, log your dives, add your photos...

Register now

Best videos

The lacy bryozoan, Triphyllozoon inornatum, was usually overlooked by divers until diver Graham Abbott noticed a tiny goby living amongst them at Ambon in Indonesia in 2013. He alerted Ned and Anna DeLoach, the underwater photographers and marine biologists, and they subsequently found the same species of goby in these bryozoans, along with other cryptic critters. That story can be read on the excellent Blenny Watcher Blog at http://blennywatcher.com/2013/05/27/a-bryozoan-goby-and-more/

On a trip to the Lembeh Strait in 2015 I was lucky enough to spot the same goby at the dive site Jahir. It shelters in the natural tunnels created by the bryozoan and blends in perfectly against the pale background. The goby is only about 1cm long. Ichthyologist Gerry Allen plans to study and describe this species shortly, and give it a scientific name. For the time being it has been placed in the Sueviota genus. Eye abnormalities are quite common amongst reef fishes. This particular fish had a defect to it's right eye, which was much smaller than the left one.

At Makawidey I spotted the small porcelain crab, Pachycheles garciaensis, sitting on top of a bryozoan. Again, it's mostly white colour helps it avoid detection.

Finally at Aer Bajo, we found a bryozoan hosting an undescribed species of snapping shrimp, Synalpheus sp.. Snapping shrimps, also known as pistol shrimps, have asymmetrical claws. The larger one can close with great speed, creating a small cavitation bubble. As the bubble collapses, a loud popping sound is emitted which stuns passing prey. Much of the crackling often heard on a reef is due to this family of shrimps.

Colonies of bryozoans are rooted to the substrate and vary greatly in form. They filter plankton with their tentacles and many, such as this one, secrete a calcerous skeleton. Because of these similarities, they are often mistaken for corals, but they actually belong to a completely different phylum. Each individual animal in a colony is rarely larger than a millimeter in size.

The video was shot by Nick Hope with a Panasonic GH4 in a Nauticam NA-GH4 housing. I used an Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-50mm f3.5-6.3 EZ lens and 60mm f2.8 macro lens.

Thanks to dive guides Hiros and Frankie of YOS Dive Lembeh for finding these critters.

I have more scuba diving videos and underwater footage on my website at:
http://www.bubblevision.com

I post updates about my videos here:
http://www.facebook.com/bubblevision
http://google.com/+bubblevision
http://www.twitter.com/nicholashope
http://bubblevision.tumblr.com 02:43

Jahir
Indonesia

Waterman Dive Center Duik Team neemt je mee onderwater in de Baars in Tilburg en laat hiermee zien dat nederland zeer rijk en mooi is onderwater 10:00

De Baars
Netherlands

05:28

Due Colonne
Italy

Nice lake about 45 minutes west of Toronto on the 401 West, take highway 6 south to Safari Road, make a right, drive 2 minutes and you are there.

6 Dollars per person. Scuba Divers must register with the front desk which takes 2 minutes.

Very nice and clean water. The water was free of garbage, did not see one bit of anything but nice marine life and a few fish. You can BBQ if you bring your stuff, there is also a dive shop.

Fish were friendly and very curious.

There is a dive platform west, south west, of the lake. It is about 40-50 feet from the shore. It is shore diving all around, very easy to get in the water and dive. Very nice drop off on the west side to get right in. Also a cool geyser near the north east of the lake but did not get to close to it as we were practicing skills.

Max depth about 30 feet.

Visibility about 10-20 feet, not very silty but easy to kick it up as always.

Dive platform had a clock on it, Big Ben. Somehow my camera glitched out and didn't save those clips. Will get it next time now that I reset and upgraded the cameras firmware.

More info http://gulliverslake.com/ 03:24

Gullivers Lake
Canada


Best photos

scuba diving photo

New Bear Cove
Canada

scuba diving photo

Maya Cave
Thailand

scuba diving photo

Pena Blanca
Mexico

scuba diving photo

Nalusuan Island
Philippines


  What's up

  • Jan 20 
    [ Dive site ] Le Cap Nord France, Charente Loir, Pertuis Re Oleron
  • Jan 19 
    [ Dive site ] Michel France, Charente Loir, Pertuis Re Oleron
  • Jan 19 
    [ Dive site ] Le Saint Yves France, Charente Loir, Pertuis Re Oleron
  • Jan 17 
    [ Photo ] Conservation House Reef Indonesia, Irian Jaya, Triton Bay. Squid
  • Jan 17 
    [ Dive site ] Conservation House Reef Indonesia, Irian Jaya, Triton Bay
  • Jan 17 
    [ Photo ] Ahmed Indonesia, Maluku Islands. Jack among little brothers
  • Jan 17 
    [ Photo ] American Canada, Ontario. a very old river shark
  • Jan 11 
    [ Dive site ] Talsperre Pirk  Germany, Sachsen
  • Jan 11 
    [ Dive site ] Talperre Pöhl Germany, Sachsen
  • Jan 08 
    [ Dive site ] Ex-HMAS Hobart Australia, SA, Adelaide
  • Jan 08 
    [ Dive site ] Santana Sao Tome
  • Jan 08 
    [ Photo ] Makaha Caverns USA, Hawaii, Oahu. The water gets clearer the further out you go
  • Jan 08 
    [ Photo ] Makaha Caverns USA, Hawaii, Oahu. Cleaning isn't the only thing that happens at the TCS
  • Jan 08 
    [ Photo ] Makaha Caverns USA, Hawaii, Oahu. Turtle Cleaning Station
  • Jan 08 
    [ Photo ] Kahe Point Beach Park USA, Hawaii, Oahu. The Pipes
  • Jan 08 
    [ Photo ] Kahe Point Beach Park USA, Hawaii, Oahu. Green Sea Turtle West of the Pipes
  • Jan 08 
    [ Photo ] Kahe Point Beach Park USA, Hawaii, Oahu. Green Sea Turtle North of the Pipes
  • Jan 01 
    [ Dive site ] Basak South Philippines, Visayas, Negros
  • Jan 01 
    [ Dive site ] Thalatta House Reef Philippines, Visayas, Negros
  • Jan 01 
    [ Dive site ] Atmosphere House Reef Philippines, Visayas, Negros
  • Jan 01 
    [ Dive site ] Pyramids Philippines, Visayas, Negros
  • Jan 01 
    [ Photo ] Jibacoa Cuba, La Havana.
  • Jan 01 
    [ Photo ] Jibacoa Cuba, La Havana.
  • Jan 01 
    [ Photo ] Jibacoa Cuba, La Havana.
  • Jan 01 
    [ Photo ] Jibacoa Cuba, La Havana.

  New site infos

  • Jan 25 
    [ Info ] Secured navigation Wannadive is now only available thru secured (SSL/HTTPs) navigation. Feel free to report any bugs or wired behavior while browsing/contributing to the dive site atlas and/or thru the Android application.
  • Jul 09 
    [ Info ] Phishing pages Hackers succeeded into injecting some scripts into our server file system; mainly phishing pages (fake Dropbox and/or Email client login page; asking you to login with your Gmail/Yahoo account). We are pretty sure these phishing pages were NOT linked/used within this website; probably used in phishing email campaigns. Your community information (email, password, personal information) from this website were not compromised; but if you have been redirected to these pages it is strongly recommended that you change your email password. Sorry for the inconvenience
  • Dec 20 
    [ Info ] Wannadive è avaiable in italiano! Hi, Wannadive è avaiable in italiano! Today we are very happy to announce that Wannadive interface is available in Italian. We would like to thanks the following translators for their help and great Christmas gift! * Dave Noise (from Wannasurf) * Riccardo Ghetti (from Wannadive) * Lorenzo Facchin (from Wannadive) All Italian divers can now switch to Italian language by using the language selector at the top of Wannadive pages. Enjoy! We wish you a merry Christmas. WD Team

Advertise

Wannadive.net 24/24

Wannadive.net on your mobile

Google Play Application

RSS All the RSS feeds of Wannadive.net

Newsletter All news by email

Friends of Wannadive