...especially us and Tamsin who took all of the seahorse photos in the pictures above. Tamsin very artistically framed herself with the orange seahorse in the centre photo!
By far the most frequent response when we ask divers "what would you like to see" is "a seahorse". We can't always find one but the most reliable reef for seahorse hunting and finding is Moonhole. Over the last eighteen months a small family of seahorses have made their home tucked away in the sponges close to the mooring. We've noted seven different seahorses there, sometimes within a few inches of each other. Every now and again they disappear and we have a frustrating few months where we can't track them down but given time they eventually head back towards each other and with luck we find them again.
Recently we've also found three regulars in Rocky Bay too. Two black and one orange seahorse stay in the very shallow area near our mooring. There are hundreds of rope sponges in this area so they can be quite tricky to find but when we teach our Discover Scuba and Open Water classes at this area daily we can keep track of them. Rocky Bay has also been a frogfish magnet this year, but that's a different blog!
Come and join us on a seahorse hunt.
Tamsin visits Bequia as often as she can and then very kindly lets us use her photos on our website. 99.9% of the photos featured throughout this website are taken by Tamsin. She has also had her photos featured in the 2013 Ins and Outs to SVG in a special dive guide feature written by Polly Philipson and in the yet to be released Digital Dive Guide to SVG
You can see more of Tamsin's work at www.teup.co.uk