October 19, 2023

At the first site of the morning on the last day of diving in Mo'orea, we found this pair of porcupinefish.


I was sad to learn and see that crown of thorns is endemic to the Tahiti now. The people at Mo'orea Blue Diving said they had appeared ealier in the year and began consuming all of the coral. One day they'd have a healthy reef with plenty of coral at a site and the next it would be overrun with crown of thorns.

Crown of Thorns

I found a couple of sea pearl algae, a silvery single cell organism.

Sea Pearl Algae

At the end of the dive, it was raining pretty good which was turning the surface water somewhat brackish. Whether they were attracted by the rain, boat, or divers, we were treated to a visit from this school of black triggerfish.

Black Triggerfish


Location: Mo'orea, Mo'orea, French Polynesia


Dive Number:   233
Bottom Time: 50m
Time In: 8:14 a.m.
Tank In: 216 PSI
Max Depth: 28.20 ft
Table Used:
Mix:   Air
Safety Stop: 3m
Time Out: 9:04 a.m.
Tank Out: 31 PSI
Average Depth: 14.00 ft
Start Pressure Group:
Surface Interval:  
End Pressure Group:


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