On the hunt for a pack of Bronze Walers

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Sam on the wall
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Sam trying to scare off the blue grouper
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Grouper photo bomb
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Old maids

During last weekend's dive at Shelly Beach Al was claiming there was a massive pack of (juvenile) bronze whaler sharks. Knowing full well that it doesn't count unless you get a picture he was back again this week with Ben and Sam also join the shark-fest.

The conditions were great, light winds, no swell to talk of, good vis and the water still a toasty 22'C. Ben and Sam set off at a leisurely pace (you know you are taking your time when you get overtaken by a cuttlefish), while Al buzzed around on his scooter. 80 min later nearly every Australian fish species had been ticked off, but the marauding pack of whalers were somewhat light on the ground. Apparently, the open circuit gear makes them a bit skittish, with Ben only getting one sap of one from afar.

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Wobbie! (it's a shark at least)
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...a ray in the grass
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exit stage left
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Mmm 'whaler bate?

Still, a bacon & egg buttie with a coffee rounded off a perfect Sunday morning.

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Fish I
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Cuttlefish zooms in to the distance
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Sam making friends with a blue grouper
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Sam 'n a flathead
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A ray trying to avoid Sam's lure
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The dynamic trio
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Don't blink first
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PADI train
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Fish II
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Can't see the cuttlefish for the other fish
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stonefish
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black 'n white fish
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Yellow tailed somethings
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more fish
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Bronze whaler swim by