Return to Christies Reef
by Steve Reynolds
A small group of us visited Christies Reef on 11th October 2019. It was a return visit for myself, following up on my visit there earlier in the year. The three of us got to dive independently (unintentionally). My own dive time underwater was a miserable 45 minutes, but I had enjoyed exploring the area at depths of 1 to 4m at low tide.
It was no where near the enjoyment of my previous dive there as I didn’t see too many fish this time. It is believed that I didn’t wander far enough south or far enough inshore to see the same amounts of fish this time.
I didn’t get to take many underwater photos on this short dive, but a review of those that I did take helps me to add a few species to the list that I started in Species Sighted at Witton Bluff & Christies Reef .
Items that stand out as new sightings (for me) are: golfball sponge, sea tulip, squid eggs and the red alga Osmundaria.
Here below are my photos of those sightings: –
golfball sponge (& sea urchin)
The red alga Osmundaria
It will be nice to dive this site from time to time, especially closer to shore and Witton Bluff.