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Underwater Photo Location: The Mermaid at Saltery Bay

Underwater Photo Location: The Mermaid at Saltery Bay

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An easy entry (wheelchair ramp into the water unless really low tide), fresh water rinse when you get out adjacent to a campground. Go out to the marker to find the sister mermaid to the one in Grand Caymen. Always a rock fish between her fingers and sea stars on her head. Staight out from her is a barren moon like landscape with huge boot and vase sponges, each with it's own resident fish, crab or...
Instead of going to the mermaid go right and stay in 5-20 feet of water to see buffalo sculpin, moon snails and all the tiny critters that like eel grass.
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Facts about The Mermaid at Saltery Bay
  • It is in Canada
  • The Mermaid at Saltery Bay is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
Dive types
shorenightdrysuit

Marine Life
smallkelp

Diving facilities
friendly

Photo facilities
macropfriendly

by Lyndell Weldon
These 'glass' sponges are the sight to be seen when you are deep at Mermaid Bay along the Sunshine Coast. In vertually every one you will find another critter making it's home. This is a Goblet Sponge picture taken with a Bonica camera and strobe.
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