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Milne Bay Rhinopia/Scorpionfish?

20 March 2016 - 08:49 PM

Photo taken at the Twin Towers divesite in Milne Bay, PNG 3 weeks ago. 




I realise the image quality isn't ideal...But does anyone know what it is?


I've been through all my ID books and it looks like some mangled cross between a rhinopia and a scorpionfish? I could be way off with this. 


Appreciate any help!

Scratch on macro lens

13 January 2016 - 08:07 PM

Hi everyone,


I've just been cleaning up my gear after the latest dive trip, and have noticed a small scratch on my +8 diopter. Presumably it knocked against something during a dive. I took it into my local camera store today to see if they had any ideas, but the woman just looked at me blankly, shrugged, and walked away when I showed it to her. They don't specialise in underwater gear by any means, but I figured scratches on any lens would kind of be dealt with in a similar way, and surely people have come to them with scratched regular camera lenses before...At any rate, does anyone know if there's a way to remove a minor scratch to a macro lens? Or am I SOL and have to buy a new one?


Thanks in advance


Fish ID from Raja Ampat

22 December 2015 - 03:04 AM

Hi all,


Spotted this one today at Blue Magic in Raja Ampat. Myself and the dive manager have gone through all the fish ID books at Kri, and we can't find it. We believe it to be a fairly common species, as we've both seen them before, but we're lost as to the ID for it.


Best estimate we have is : Anyperodon Leucogrammicus


Our reason for not thinking it is that species is the very distinct yellow tail, and the lack of distinct white lines on its body. Also, the spots on it seem a lot darker than any of the images we can see in the books or our google searching. It may be possible that it's a juvenile in transition, or a gender difference, but if it is, it's not listed in the books.


Any ideas?