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UAE East Coast Temperatures

Discussion in 'The Gulf' started by Searcaigh, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well three dives yesterday including one on a newly found reef, which was exciting, as it produced a nudi we'd not seen in a while.

    Water temps still 23C on the bottom, and 24C at 6m, but lots of green snot and jellies around that depth too.

    First dive on Angels Reef was nice, but nothing of note to report apart from spotting a small mantis shrimp.

    Car Cemetery 2 had a plethora of nudis, mainly Hypselodoris and Caloria sp.

    Hypselodoris infucata

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    Hypselodoris carnae laying eggs

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    Hypselodoris Dolfusi

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    After lunch we went out again to a reef that was only discovered last week by Barracuda, and after dropping the shot line Kerstin and I dropped down to 26m and found a sea snake at the bottom, which swam off so we followed it and behold found the reef. Thanks Mr / Ms Seasnake :D

    One of the Barracuda instructors had found a seahorse on this reef last week, but alas we could not find it. However se did find a Trapania sp, about 5mm in length feeding on one of the many large sponges on this reef.

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    Giving all the shutdowns with COVID-19 and social distancing this may be the last dives for a while.
     
  2. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Update on one of the WhatsApp groups from @ScubaWithTurk some dive centres now closed by order of the CG in Dibba (North Fujairah) area.

    FIMC CG stopped diving today due to weather.

    Time to look at some shore dives again, but unfortunately there are not many around here, and Snoopy Rock is unlikely as it's a controlled entry through Sandy Beach Hotel.
     
  3. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It's HOT .... damned HOT ...... well on the surface at least.

    Bottom temps at 30m 23/24C .... did 5mm with hooded vest and was fine, my buddy was still in her drysuit.

    Eid weekend so we stayed over at Fujairah and dived with Barracuda. Happy to see lots of cleaning of things, masks, temperature readings etc etc., following all the guidelines as set by the UAE government. Curfew at 8pm so everyone back in their respective hotels by then. I did rent an apartment so that we could socialise a little bit, and share a bottle of rum :D

    Dived Car Cemetery 1 and Inchcape 2 on Saturday followed by Angel Reef and Car Cemetery 2 on Sunday.

    Distinct lack of nudis on CC1 but CC2 was heaving with 9 different species. Unfortunately some were not so easy to photograph as their positioning was wrong, but some of the most photogenic were the Caloria militaris.

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    Spotted a nice small fairly large Trapania (almost 10mm) on Inch 10

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    Angel Reef was also a good dive, and despite searching, no pineapple fish. searching in small holes however does reveal plenty of shrimps.

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    Plenty of wire coral gobies too

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    Good weekend and great to see familiar faces, albeit masked, after so long.
     
  4. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    So jealous
     
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  5. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You must visit and dive with the UAE based SBrs
     
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  6. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Of course and I hope to do that someday. Meanwhile, I'm landlocked here for quite some time.
     
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  7. diveUAE

    diveUAE Barracuda

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    Loved, Loved, loved getting back into the water.

    As you describe: total lack of nudies, but we were lucky enough to see a huge guitar shark at inch 1:) Did not get any photos, as we were the first ones down and were trying to keep distance so the others could see it as well, but as soon as it heard the bubbles it was off and with only a GoPro I was too far away:-/

    3 rocks was fantastic as well - I’ve never seen so much there, loads of fish, shrimps, “fan tail pipefish” in many crevices and even a fairly big Cow tail ray.
     
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  8. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    :cry:
    So jealous

    I'm so afraid that I will not dive again. :(
    You folk fortunate enough to be living near enough to the water and have it open to you, are so lucky.
     
  9. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What :eek:

    There's lots of big puddles near you, you just gotta shell out for a dry suit :rofl3:

    So c'mon, I always took you as a glass half full type person, of course you'll dive again :flowers:
     
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  10. ScubaWithTurk

    ScubaWithTurk Bubble Blowing Buddha

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    Dry suit??? She is 100% warm water diver! Not that there is anything wrong with that.
     
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