Our small, friendly affordable camping and accommodation retreat, is a 12 minute walk over the headland from a nice little reef in B Bay.
Even though the visibility was rather dodgy, it was warm and we were curious so we headed across to Butterfish Bay to check out the underwater scene. There had been a big swell running, a few days before, following a couple of cyclones further out in the Pacific, which has stirred up a bit of sediment and clouded the water. But the sun was out and the sky was blue, so we were game for a bit of underwater exploration.
Our mission was to find and photograph some good Favites, Platygyra and Goniastrea corals. There are plenty of plate corals and branching corals to be found within a 40 minute walk of our accommodation place on Great Keppel Island, within the Inner Great Barrier Reef, but our mission yesterday was to seriously ignore the common coral dudes and search out the unusual and rare types, get as close as possible, hold the camera as steady as possible underwater and snap away.
We found lots of fish, two turtles, one hiding under a rock pretending to be invisible, three gorgeous clam shells with luscious velvety lips and some truly gorgeous rare corals! Check out a few of our snaps!