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Posted by Merry on August 05, 2022 at 13:04:42:

At Crystal Blue Resort, Managed by Mike Bartick, group leader Richard Salas
May - June, 2022
82 - 86 degrees

This is only a taste of the irresistible fish that I shot or more like it, attempted to shoot.

Dive deck

Paul and Mark kept the busy dive operation running like clockwork. Besides filling and analyzing tanks, they kept track of who was diving on which boat, helped with dive gear issues, and maintained a steady stream of tanks for the compressed air we used to blow water off our rigs.

Our happy group! Merry, Britta Siegers, our guide Johmer, Richard Salas, Audrey Garbacik and Phil.

Titan triggerfish, Balistoides viridescens


Pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus bargibanti

Pygmy seahorse

How cryptic is this pygmy seahorse?

Spiny seahorse, Hippocampus hystrix

Ornate ghost pipefish, Solenostomus paradoxus


Solor or striped boxfish, Ostracion solorensis

Paddleflap scorpionfish, Rhinopias aschmeyeri

Juvenile midnight snapper, Macolor macularis

Headband humbug, Dascyllus reticulatus

Threespot humbug, Dascyllus trimaculatus

Juvenile white damsel, Dischistodus perspicillatus

Pink eye goby, Bryaninops natans

Pink eye goby colony

Lemon goby, Lubricogobius exiguus

Whip goby, Bryaninops sp.

Regal angelfish, Pygoplites diacanthus

Clark's anemonefish, Amphiprion clarkii

Groved razorfish, Centriscus scutanus

Slender sabertooth blenny composite, Aspidontus dussumieri

Shorthead fangblenny, Petroscirtes breviceps

Starry moray eel, Echidna nebulosa

Fiveline cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus

Juvenile fiveline cardinalfish, Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus

Reticulated sand perch, Peripercis tetracantha

Redtooth triggerfish, Odonus niger


Highfin coralfish or highfin butterflyfish, Coradion altivelis

Scribbled puffer, Arothron mappa

Klein's butterflyfish, Chaetodon kleinii

Longnose butterflyfish, Forcipiger longirostris

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