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edr42 11/26/2006 05:15 AM

Went out for a quick trip to the reef the other day, (a good way to relax during the stressfull exam period).
These Photos are from Wheeler Reef out from Townsville, one of my favourite haunts.
(Christina peering at fish)

edr42 11/26/2006 05:17 AM

Some More

edr42 11/26/2006 05:18 AM

And More

And lastly, i dunno whether this will work, but this should be a movie of a small and amiable white tip reef shark.

virginiabreeze6 11/26/2006 05:21 AM

edr, thanks for sharing. The pics are great.

bboyin4lyf 11/28/2006 05:48 AM

awesome pics. reef looks healthy

GMFett 11/30/2006 12:02 PM


ri 11/30/2006 07:16 PM

Nice pics... sure wish mine were that nice!


mrferrit 11/30/2006 07:24 PM

wow i am so jelous i went through all 130 of them and wow thats so pretty and great camera skills.
what camera were you using and whats the max depth there.

edr42 11/30/2006 08:39 PM

i'm using a canon IXUS400 digital with a WPDC800 UW housing. Someone nicked my strobes a while ago, so it was all done with available light.
The max depth was around 15 metres (50 feet). The visibility out on the reef was over 40 metres (120 feet), so i couldn't have asked for better contidions.

Wheeler is part of the protected "green zone" of the GBR marine park, so it is as healthy as can be, people seem to forget that the GBR is over 2,500 km long, so there are almost an infinite number of pristine undiscovered reefs out there if you look.

fishfanatic06 12/14/2006 10:18 PM

Nice photos, I have always wanted to go scuba diving or snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef.

thor32766 12/19/2006 07:37 PM

those pics are awesome.

melev 12/20/2006 04:57 PM

From a guy in Texas, I have to say thank you. That is such a treat. Can I get a link to the rest of your images?

gman0526 12/23/2006 03:58 PM

CTS 12/24/2006 10:09 AM

Thanks for the pics and video. I will be in Mexico during Feb. and cant wait to go snorkeling there.

melev 12/24/2006 01:50 PM


<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8819775#post8819775 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by CTS
Thanks for the pics and video. I will be in Mexico during Feb. and cant wait to go snorkeling there.
Um....just in case...although I'm probably way off... this thread is about the Great Barrier Reef, nowhere near Mexico. It is off the coast of Australia. :)

CTS, are you heading to Cancun or Cozomel?

edr42 12/25/2006 03:00 AM

I'm in the process of sorting out my photos on my computer (all 12,000 of them!) so there will be some more posted sometime soon. (oh, and merry christmas!)

homesidereef 12/26/2006 11:22 PM


Brewen 12/26/2006 11:29 PM

Awesome pics almost speechless thankyou for sharing.

Secondgen 12/31/2006 04:14 PM

Thanks for sharing, keep the pics coming. Thanks again, and Happy New Year!

vanleeuwen 01/01/2007 10:02 AM

Great,need to move !!!!!!

edr42 01/01/2007 05:16 PM

Heres some more from the same area:
Can anyone get a positive ID on this wrasse? The closest i can find is a checkerboard wrasse.

There are more on their way.........

edr42 01/01/2007 05:21 PM

Some more:
This gives you some idea of the visibility.

More To Come...........

edr42 01/01/2007 05:29 PM

Yet More Photos:
Anyone got an ID on this fish? It doesn't seem to fit any description, all i can think of is a juvenile/intermediate phase napolean wrasse.
This guy was pecking at my mask and trying to force me out of his territory! Feisty little devil.

There are plenty more if people want to see them!
Just let me know.

melev 01/03/2007 09:36 AM

Thank you for adding more to the thread. I've been telling everyone about your images - hope you don't mind. :)

rolling_g 01/03/2007 11:27 AM

lets see more .....I wish I was there right now with you , but I have to live in Chicago with the great weather .........

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