Curious Cuthonas and a [not-so] Slender Ceratosoma!

Date April 22, 2013


Cuthona sp.

Despite Sunday’s thunderstorm, the Hantu Blog divers pushed on and saw lots of colourful creatures amidst our turbid waters! Veteran Hantu Blog volunteer, Jimmy Goh, blogs about his day out at Pulau Hantu:


Glossodoris cincta

Once again a fruitful trip to Pulau Hantu with the regular bunch and a few new divers!


Cadlinella ornatissima

We started off the day hot humid and almost windless morning. arriving at the North of Pulau Hantu to a calm surface and zero current condition. As we descended for our first dive, the storm clouds rolled over and it was pouring.


Ceratosoma gracillimum

The storm reduced the visibility underwater from 2-3m to almost 1m, but that didn’t prevent us from diving and seeing many wonderful creatures! Such as the (not-so) Slender ceratosoma nudibranch above! Think it must have just had a big meal.



The reefs are looking good and marine life have never been better. From the nudis and seahorses on the sea bed, and even a fully exposed toad fish to schools of barracudas and moonies swimming under the jetty.


Sawtoothed shrimp on Gorgonian seawhip


Winged pipefish (Halicampus macrorhynchus)

The cold rain only made the waters warmer as we jumped back in for a 2nd dive.


Tigertail seahorse (Hippocampus comes)

Can’t wait for the May trip!


Flabellina rubrolineata?

To see more photos from this dive, visit the Hantu Blog Gallery!

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