Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving - Marine Life of Bare Island
Bare Island is the most amazing dive location. There are at least 10 different dives that can be done with only small sections being repeated (on the way to or from the main aim of the dive). The marine life is astounding considering how we have treated Botany Bay since Lieutenant James Cook, RN, first entered the Bay in April 1770 and his compatriate, Captain Arthur Phillip, RN, bought the First Fleet into the same Bay in 1788.
Bare Island has some many different types of marine life that help make it so special. This page has some photographs of things I have seen here. There are also pages on nudibranches, sea horses and pygmy pipehorses.
|Dwarf firefish||Red indianfish|
|Spider crab||Spiny gurnard|
|Baby sea dragon||Sea dragon|
|Orange jewel anemone||Red jewel anemone|
|Cuttlefish eye||Grey nurse shark|
|Conger eel||Moray eel|
|A rare halfband snake eel - Malvoliophis pinguis||Two red Indianfish|
|A rockcod eating an unknown species of fish||A dwarf firefish|
For more information about the dives, go to the Bare Island Dives index.