This blog contains photos, mainly taken during diving around Perth and other parts of Western Australia, with occasional other locations thrown in. This header photograph was taken during a trip to Sipadan Island off the coast of Borneo. It shows a Grey Reef Shark disappearing into the gloom, which drops to around 600 metres deep - I was at around 30 metres!!
Thursday, 11 August 2011
Busselton Jetty - Bullseyes, Globe Fish & Mosaic Leatherjacket
Busselton Jetty, situated about 250 kilometres south of Perth was built about 145 years ago and is constructed of timber and is 1.8 kilometres long. There is an underwater observatory near the end which enables members of the public to view the scenery normally only viewed by divers. The first shot shows the wooden piles which support the structure. They are surrounded by a school of Bullseyes and the piles are covered in a luxurious growth of soft corals making it feel like you are in a forrest. The second shot is of a small group of Globe Fish and the third is a Mosaic Leatherjacket surrounded b y a variety of other species. The jetty is a popular fishing spot and is fantastic for diving, particularly at night.