Bari Reef had five new first-time captures for us which might just be a record! During the day, we saw a couple of night sergeants which look like sergeant majors but they have brown stripes. In the sandy shallows, we caught a flame box crab crawling around and then burying itself. At night, a two-spine sea star was crawling along the bottom while a tarpon swam by with a whitefin sharksucker attached. Perhaps the most interesting creature we saw was a quill worm, which lives in a small straw-like tube that it carries around. Very cool! We also saw a frogfish and a couple of octopus (or perhaps it was the same one) hunting both day and night.
The shallows are particularly interesting as there is a full working dive pier and some pier “ruins” to the left that are just stunning and full of life. Lots of boat moorings and a rocky shore have plenty of crevices and hiding places for juveniles. Its a great place to snorkel as well. Check it all out in our video.