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Nigel Motyer

Salt Lake, Connemara, Ireland

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Here's a couple from a recent dip into a salt lake near Clifden in Connemara Co Galway. Its fed twice a day by the tide and is home to some really great macro life. At this time of year its full of nudibranchs.

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Edited by Nigel Motyer

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Wonderful shots Nigel, Its been ages since i dived the salt lake. Your images make me wanna go visit again

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From memory i believe it can get quite deep in parts (around 30-40M) but most of the life is located along one wall near where the lake meets the open sea all of which is less than 10M. Last time i dived there was about 8 years ago so memory is a bit foggy. Nigel might be able to fill you in with more details

 

Here is the location if your interested

 

Clifden salt lake

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Scubaspud25 is spot on. The lake is really like a giant rock pool fed twice a day by the tide. Quite a current at the falls but as you move away from there its quite calm and still. I usually don't dive any deeper than 7 or 8 meters when I go there. Great spot to kill a few hours with a macro lens.

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Is this the one with Serpulid reefs in it? If it is I remember it as a fabulous macro spot. A friendly farmer allowed us to park in his field to dive it if its the same place.

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Hi Paul, yep thats the very place. Loads of little yellow and red feather duster worms all over the place. A great macro spot indeed.

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