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PLEASE help me prove i wasn't narked

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Frosty, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Auckland NZ
    I apologise if this isn't in the correct forum.
    On a recent dive I was at 50m/150 feet on the deck of a wreck in 30m/90 foot viz tropical water.
    I spotted a fish I have never seen before. I grabbed the "trusty" camera and snapped a shot of it.-Yea the lens had fogged during the descent so afterwards no proof the fish existed.
    When I surfaced I tried to describe the fish and got the "ahh man you were narked"
    So Im hoping based on my description someone can say that this fish exists.
    If you could picture an Angel fish. 200mm/8 inches across but with a body in sepia.
    The bit that grabbed my attention was what looked like a line of bright blue LED's along the full outline of the fish.
    To be honest its bugging me because I can't find that exact fish on any ID charts.
  2. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

    Did you offer it your reg?
  3. Scubatude

    Scubatude Recreational/Techincal Instructor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Valencia, CA 91355 661-753-9155
    ahh man you were narked
    kathydee and Steve_C like this.
  4. soccerrefjason

    soccerrefjason Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Near Daytona Beach Florida
    That's that fish... You are supposed to give it a quarter and it will grant you a wish... Or perhaps more than the lens became "fogged".
  5. Pinecube

    Pinecube Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Ontario, Canada
    Isn't it usually fishermen that have the 'fish that got away' stories?
    I'm not sure about the fish, but I did happen to come across this thread about fogged camera housings if that helps :)
  6. C Dub

    C Dub DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: USA
    Lol Dude, so narked ������������!!!
  7. dumpsterDiver

    dumpsterDiver Banned

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999

  8. Frosty

    Frosty Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Auckland NZ
    aww comeone guys-The fish has to exist. it almost looks like a queen angel.
    Incidently --same dive trip working on equalising with my youngest lad.
    he was using a mooring line to go up and down.
    He popped to the surface and grabbed for a bit of the mooring line that was floating on the surface.
    -Only um-it wasn't mooring line it was a 1.5m (5 foot0 sea snake sunning itself on the surface
  9. Z Gear

    Z Gear Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: San Diego
    Lesson to be learned here is the camera can really save the day, when it comes to so called "encounters down under" mystery.
  10. g1138

    g1138 Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Charleston, SC
    Was it solid sepia or was there a bar/stripe pattern?
    Any patterns on it's forehead? You sure it was an Angel fish or body similar to an Angel fish.
    Any coloration on it's fins? Caudal, pec, dorsal?

    You won't believe how far away from an ID you can get if you assume something just slightly off about your ID.

    Also keep in mind depth and narcosis can make you see funny lights and different shades of color.
    So yeah, you probably were narced. :D
    AfterDark likes this.

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