Underwater Traffic Jam and a Helfrich´s dartfish surprise meeting during Golden Week! (OSCAR)


Otsukaresama-desu
This is Oscar reporting from Golden Week in Palau with DayDream dive shop! As always during the Japanese holiday called Golden Week, a lot of people take the opportunity to enjoy their vacation with diving in Palau. And we are privileged to host a lot of you guys coming to dive with us!
Today we dived around Ngemelis area and also Peleliu. At our second dive at Blue Corner we experienced a strong current and a lot of diver dived at the same time, it was like a traffic jam! Everywhere you looked were groups of divers looking for somewhere to hide from the strong current. It was like a real big city traffic jam. We followed the style of the fishes and swam very close to the bottom and with a spider-man technic we managed to move ourselves around the reef. The power of nature can be really strong sometimes and it is important that we respect it for our safety!

All boats had good dives today together with all of Palau´s beautiful marine life; sharks, Barracudas, Trevally´s and we could even see some small schools of Moorish Idol (Tsunodashi) today, apparently they are still forming schools for their spawning even though the schools are much smaller then January-February. .

At New Drop Off today we were surprised to see a Helfrich´s Dartfish at a shallow depth of 16m!!! This kind of rare small fish usually lives at 30+ meter. Mr DayDream himself (Akino-san) most shallow recorded Helfrich´s was at 18 m so this was even shallower! We were surprised but happy of course because now everybody could enjoy taking pictures of it without having to descend to depth of 30m+. Very convenient!

Some pictures from today´s diving and also the diving schedule for today!
Enjoy!

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DD7: Kato, Oscar, Yoko
1st: Blue Hole/Blue Corner
2nd: Blue Corner
3rd: New Drop Off
4th: Marine Lake

Hadley 32 ft: Seiichi, Shimoda
1st: Blue Corner
2nd: Blue Corner
3rd: New Drop Off

Mokko 36 ft: Saki, Yokosho
1st: German Channel
2nd: Blue Holes
3rd: Blue Corner

Suzu 3 Peleliu: Akino
1st: Peleliu Cut
2nd: Peleliu Corner
3rd: Peleliu Corner

Suzu 2 Peleliu: Showko
1st: Peleliu Express
2nd: Peleliu Express
3rd: Peleliu Corner

Thank you for reading and thanks to everyone enjoying diving in Palau with DayDream!

Oscar

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