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Visibility of winter during a summer-like warm day & a passing Samsonfish

Written by Mikhail Vasiliev – Perth Scuba Assistant Instructor

This Sunday morning (and the afternoon) was very warm, and after the traditional sausage/bacon and eggs pre-dive barbie, fifteen of Perth Scuba dive crew headed towards Ammo Jetty. There, impressively nice water conditions and clear visibility – up to maybe 5-6 meters awaited us. This  dive site was still new for many of our divers in the group, and the good old Ammo Jetty presented itself remarkably well in terms of water clarity, for the most part, and the abundant marine life.

We saw soft and hard corals growing on the pylons, a seahorse or two playing near the coralline algae growth patches, clouds of pufferfish of varying sizes, some orange nudibranchs, large Talmas with their vertical black stripes near the jetty end, and some divers in the group witnessed a surprise visit by a Samson fish which was over 1 meter in size.

Samson Fish

This is what the fish likely looked like (fish ID from

Everyone enjoyed this dive and the slightly warmer water temperature – the next warm-water diving season is definitely on its way to Perth!

Thanks everyone for coming to this Manta Club dive! See you soon next Sunday for more diving  exploration!

Perth Scuba Manta Club Dive Ammo Jetty 17Aug2014-2

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