The winter creatures have arrived in force and there are now a large number of Grey Nurse Sharks circling the rocks at Byron Bay.
Visibility was a little down later in the day as choppy waves stirred up the sediment in the shallows. The temperature was 21 degrees in the deeper sections.
This Conch shell is sitting next to its eggs on the wall of Hugo's Trench at Byron Bay
This wobbegong shark is sleeping next to Split Bommie
Cod on the South Wall of Julian Rocks
Coral at the bottom of the south wall at Julian Rocks
This Grey Nurse is cruising through the trenches north of Julian Rocks
I went to Byron Bay for a dive at Julian Rocks. The water was approximately 10 metres visibility and still a little cold (by Byron standards – 20 degrees.) There’s a lot to see there with dancing turtles and the odd shark.
Green turtle at the Nursery, Julian Rocks
This bird swam down and pecked me in the head. It was chasing fish and went for my bubbles (or maybe... it was aiming for my head.)
Green turtle descends from the surface at Julian Rocks
Blue Groper at Julian Rocks
This Kingfish is hunting at Julian Rocks. It's fast and hungry.
The Byron Reef shark hides at this spot in the sand. It's not bothered by divers.
Rock Cod at Julian Rocks
Dancing turtles in the shallows at Julian Rocks