Falmouth 19-21st July 2002


After his great trip down to Exmouth last year, Mike led us down South West again. Even further this time, down to Cornwall to dive both the south and north coasts, the weather Didn't let us get to the north. As your'll see from the pictures we had good vis and the wildlife, particularly anemones, was plentiful. In fact I may have overdone the anemones. The trip had perfect weather and Falmouth is an easy town to stay in and dive from, so loads of thanks to Mike for his considerable efforts in setting up the trip. As usual to see all the pictures and captions click on the first thumbnail and then 'next preview' to progress. Sorry about the annoying ads.

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Dawn trying to find some bare rock
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I suspect they spend a while feeding with their arms extended and then contract to digest what they've caught.
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The orange anemone family on holiday
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A couple of varieties of elegans anemones
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A sheet of orange jewels
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Orange and purple jewels
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Yellow/pink jewels
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Another damn urchin
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Jewels covering the rocks down at ~20m
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Anemones at war
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Elegans anemones
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A border dispute in jewel world
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Purple jewels
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A big pillock, sorry pollack
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Orange Plumose
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Orange plumose
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Unusual purple elegans anemones
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Yet more jewels
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A pair of marbled wrasse?
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A pair of Ballan wrasse
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Karen, on guard to protect her drysuit from trampling.
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A mermaids purse, a dogfish egg case
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A crash landed (dying) Rhizostoma Octopus jellyfish, nearly a metre long
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A candy stripe flatworm, on the Peterson
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The gate of Pendennis Castle
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The Tudor keep within the castle grounds
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The castle with 2 Tudor relics having a sit down outside
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Suspect 'educational' diarama a go-go
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Artichokes on the Cornish Riviera
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Brittle stars, no wonder they give people the creeps
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Jewel Anemones on the Epsilon
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Could you fit anymore jewel anemones on this piece of wreckage?
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Feeding in the mush disturbed by divers
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A shy conger
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The dive deck of Cornish Diving's Under Pressure
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Not your typical dive boat at all.
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Rob Spray.