Mandarinfish Porn

So, that got your attention?

Today I want to share some footage from Magic Pier.

During the day, the pier is used by the local community to process the fresh catch from the local fisherman. The fish are cleaned and prepared right on the pier with the trimmings and scraps getting washed over the edge into the water. This regular supply of food attracts a lot of animals.

The first thing you notice are the sea urchins. Hundreds of them! (Check out the video!) At the start of the dive, the guides spent several minutes clearing spots along the asphalt block foundation just so we would have a place to sit.

We started a bit before dusk and shortly after we settled in, the mandarinfish came out. The fish are very colorful with hues of green, orange and purple. At first they were shy, but then they were everywhere you looked. It was very interesting to watch the males swim around, strutting their fins and simultaneously trying to attract females while fending off other males.

Magic Pier did not disappoint and, by almost everyone’s account, was the best dive site on the trip. Later, I will share some of the cuttlefish video from that evening as well.

It looks like our next trip will be Grand Cayman next year. A bit closer. A bit (well, a lot) cheaper. Sunset House feels like home and it will allow us to play more with our gear without all the pressure of having to find see all the new creatures that come with a new destination. More on that later. For now, enjoy the mandarinfish!

David

David

I have been diving since 2002. While my technical and editing skills have not risen as fast as my passion for shooting video, I am enjoying the opportunities I get to learn and grow. Many thanks to Leslie for her love, partnership, suggestions, wit and equally compulsive technology interest.     Must…get…more diving in…

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