Asta Reef, Barbados  Vol. 1

May 18, 2017

This was a deep water dive below 80' so there was not a lot of light with which to take pictures
but there was a lot of life to photograph.  Some nice coral varieties. 
Thanks to Andrew Western at Eco Dive for a great trip.

 

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artichoke coral
artichoke coral
unknown at 82'
unknown at 82'
spotted drum
spotted drum
honeycomb cowfish
honeycomb cowfish
yellow tube sponge
yellow tube sponge
deep-grooved brain coral
deep-grooved brain coral
barred hamlet
barred hamlet
purplemouth moray
purplemouth moray
spiny flower coral
spiny flower coral
ridged cactus coral
ridged cactus coral
marvelous sponge
marvelous sponge
symmetrical brain coral
symmetrical brain coral
coney  dark phase with cymothoid isopods on each cheek
coney dark phase with cymothoid isopods on each cheek
huge sponge in a city of coral
huge sponge in a city of coral
coral with predators encroaching
coral with predators encroaching
great star coral  green variation
great star coral green variation
2015-01-01 caribbean 2 182
2015-01-01 caribbean 2 182
brown chromis
brown chromis
giant slit-pore sea rod
giant slit-pore sea rod
yellowhead wrasse juvenile
yellowhead wrasse juvenile
yellow tube sponges
yellow tube sponges
ridged cactus coral
ridged cactus coral
redband parrotfish  terminal phase
redband parrotfish terminal phase
deep valleys
deep valleys
branching tube sponge  lavender
branching tube sponge lavender
blue chromis
blue chromis
a pair of trumpets
a pair of trumpets
2015-01-01 caribbean 2 176
2015-01-01 caribbean 2 176
Unidentified Floating Object passing star coral colony
Unidentified Floating Object passing star coral colony
great star coral  fluorescing orange   with blackbar soldierfish
great star coral fluorescing orange with blackbar soldierfish
spectacular colony of sea rods
spectacular colony of sea rods
maze coral
maze coral
crz 16 2 052
crz 16 2 052
broad giant barrel sponge
broad giant barrel sponge
coney  bi-color dark phase
coney bi-color dark phase
atlantic trumpetfish
atlantic trumpetfish
2015-01-01 caribbean 2 183
2015-01-01 caribbean 2 183
crz 16 2 355
crz 16 2 355
caesar grunt juvenile
caesar grunt juvenile
brown bowl sponge close
brown bowl sponge close