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Discover Scuba Diving

 

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Dinali , Charith and Sabrina geared up for their first dive to explore the underwater world.

3Sabrina getting some help with her fins from her two buddies as well as from Nuwan (DMT)

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Dinali taking her first breaths under water, surrounded by lots of fish.

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Charith and Dinali

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Sabrina getting comfortable underwater with all the Jacks swimming around her

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At the end of a lovely day of diving… just within a few hours.. saw so much fish and corals.. Try scuba diving to venture into the under water world.

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Wow what a beauty

The Parrot fish family (Scaridae) has approx 95 species of fish, apart from their amazing colors and beauty they are also quite interesting fish. they mostly bite on coral and have a parrots beak like mouth which is how they get their name. This particular Parrot fish in the video below is about 3 feet long. They are mostly considered as herbivores but may not necessarily be vegetarian.

Something very interesting about these Parrot fish are that they make a cocoon from their mucus. Its like a balloon or a sleeping bag they create generally at night for them to sleep inside. This cocoon may be for the purpose of protecting them selves by hiding their scent from predators. It could also be kind of like a mosquito net to keep the parasites off their body. Maybe even like a warning system from potential predators like moray eels, when the cocoon bursts the fish would flee.

For those of you interested in Night Diving, this is some thing to look for, mostly these parrot fish would be in their bubble or cocoon at night.

 

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January 11, 2016 · 6:32 am

Surprise visitor at Poseidon last week!

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Surprise visitor at Poseidon Diving Station Hikkaduwa

Eshana starting her PADI Junior Advance Open Water Diver course and Dhanika starting the PADI Junior Open Water Diver course.

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Rahul Dravid with Chami, Nuwan Devsiri Eshana and Dhanika

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Pharaoh Cuttle fish

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New PADI Open Water Diver Devaan, Congrats!

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After going through some dive theory in the dry class room, Devaan takes his first breath underwater..

The pool training covers 24 skills which each student masters before they head out to sea. Basically learning and practicing dive skills in the pool.

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Devaan and Upeksha completing the pool training with the two very helpful Dive Master trainees (DMT’s) Tamba and Nuwan.

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Devaan and DMT’s Tamba and Nuwan on their way to Pigeon Island for Devaan’s first Open Water Dive. Instructor Roy, Dive Master Sampath and a few of the Dive center staff of Ypsylon Dive Center also join us in the boat, on their way to do a reef clean up around Pigeon Island.

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PADI Instructor Deco (Devsiri), Devaan and two DMT’s on Pigeon Island just about to take the plunge.

Pigeon Island National Park consists of two small islands off the east coast north of Trincomalee . The island gets its name from Blue Rock Pigeon, a native endangered bird who lives within the rocks in these islands. The islands were declared a sanctuary in 1963 for the purpose of protecting these birds. In 2003 this area was upgraded to the status of a National Park and the boundaries were extended to include coral reef around them.

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Beautiful but also poisonous Lion Fish!

Like almost all marine creatures they too are non aggressive and as long as you don’t try to touch them or harass them, you are safe from their poisonous sting. As divers or snorkelers restrain from touching anything in the ocean , not only to avoid getting stung but also to protect the environment and be responsible divers.

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Nemo, (Anemone Fish) and his home the anemone.

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Devaan inspecting a big Jelly fish, this type is absolutely harmless to humans since they don’t have their stingers, unlike some of the other jelly fish which can give a nasty sting which could be painful or irritable.

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Calamari !!

Also known as the Pharaoh Cuttlefish, makes you feel hungry! But no. I prefer to see them alive and swimming rather than on my plate! Remember this is a Marine Sanctuary! No touching!

Cuttlefish can change their colors and also the texture of their body instantly. Always reminds me of the Pharaoh in the story of Moses (book of Exodus), how he kept changing his mind, LOL. God’s creation is so amazing, it declares the Glory of God!

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Shelly the resident turtle at “Eric’s Point” comes to greet the new PADI Open Water diver and welcome him to the amazing Underwater World!

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Shelly gets really close and almost knocks the camera out of my hand… she is very friendly and always a delightful sight!

What an exciting dive course with a very good dive student! congrats and well done Devaan!!!

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SUUNTO EON STEEL Dive Computer

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Suunto EON STEEL and the D6i (Above)

The Suunto EON STEEL comes with the new Suunto BrightSee color screen, its crisp , clear and easy to read and super bright perfect for diving in any conditions. Special glass is used to increase both durability and also minimize reflection and maximizing the view angle.

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Testing the EON STEEL Computer in the pool with the Tank pod transmitter. Can choose and customise the screen from a classic view with graphics to a text based interface.

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Shiyara and Tristan in Hikkaduwa

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