We finally had a chance to do some pair free diving last weekend
after a spell of winter-time chest congestion.
Perfect weather in our fair Malta!
Winds at 7 knots from the west-northwest.
Since western winds flow over the island, St Elmo's Bay (here on
the eastern shore) was calm and untroubled.
(Thus we entered from the usual
place instead of from the slipway, which is useful
in heavier weather.)
Huck has been slowly getting used to diving with a dive
computer. Well, Kristaps' dive computer—who, in the
meantime, is making use of an HW OSTC 2C.
(Or more often than not, simply using his wrist watch
Plenty of sea creatures to be seen today!
It's fairly straightforward to find common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis): just
look for a rock that moves with the current.
(They're usually in shallower waters.)
The common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) is more difficult, but it can be seen by
its little home: a circle of stones and detritus.
Marine life in this article: common cuttlefishcommon octopustwo-banded breambearded fire-wormpainted comberwide-eyed flounder.