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Mating dragonet
By Ajiex Dharma
posted 20:25 CST Today (within the last hour)
A diver explores the the pristine reefs around Papua New Guinea
By Tony Cherbas
posted 19:13 CST Today (1 hour ago)
 Fly baby     taken in Boracay at 25m on breath hold . Model   MJ Paula JUmuad.
By Catalin Craciun
posted 18:56 CST Today (2 hours ago)
 Under my Umbrella   taken on breath hold in Barracuda Lake at around 9m . Model  MJ Paula Jumuad
By Catalin Craciun
posted 18:53 CST Today (2 hours ago)
Sea Art  A free swimming crinoid is resting on a sea fan.  We were not able to dive Bloody Bay Wall for the first part of trip to Little Cayman   but still had great dives   Love the textures and colors in this shot. Oly OMD EM1.
By Robin Bateman
posted 16:38 CST Today (4 hours ago)
LadyBug  Taken in Little Cayman   this solitary hydroid appears to have a ladybug dancing above it.  Oly 60mm with  5 dipoter  OMD EM 1.
By Robin Bateman
posted 16:28 CST Today (4 hours ago)

Underwater Photo Location: Heron Island

Underwater Photo Location: Heron Island

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80 km off the coast from Gladstone Queensland. Long long time ago a turtle soup factory now an excellent dive and general resort.
Facts about Heron Island
  • It is in Australia
  • Heron Island is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-20 Metres 0-60 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
dayboatshorewrecknight

Marine Life
bigsmallsharkswhalesturtlescoralstinging

Diving facilities
air

Photo facilities
macrowideanglephireinstruction

by Bill Van Eyk
Flatworm, Heron Island

by Bill Van Eyk
Photo taken while free diving. All of the sudden a school of stingrays appeared and swam around for maybe ten minutes or so.

by Bill Van Eyk
Stingray stampede at Heron Island.

by Bill Van Eyk
Sharks quietly circling unperturbed rabbit fish, early in the morning

by Bill Van Eyk
Close up of a crown of thorns starfish

by Bill Van Eyk
Flatworm at Heron Island

by Bill Van Eyk
Relatively "tame" moray eel -

by Bill Van Eyk
Yellow box fish - posing "sitting" relatively still .

by Bill Van Eyk
Flying Gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans), we have a much smaller species down south in Melbourne. This one was about 30 cm wide (1 ft) and 20 cm long body (8 in).

by Bill Van Eyk
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) one of species turtles around Heron Island.

by Bill Van Eyk
Manta ray late in the afternoon fishing near the surface

by Mick Harris
My flying turtle taken at Heron Island.

by Sean Steininger
The Gang's All Here

by Sean Steininger
Shovelnose Ray
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