ianskipworth.com > Skip's Underwater Image Gallery > Doubtful Sound Fiordland 2004 - Part 3



Continued from Fiordland 2004 - Part 2



       

 
 
           

 

The boys:

Matthew - Shaun - Stretto - Frank


 
 
     
         
   



         

 
   
   

 
 
 

White coral

This fragile stuff can sometimes be found hanging out with the red coral.

Bradshaw Sound

 
 
     
           
 



         

 
   
   

 
 
 

Close-up of white coral above. I have no idea what this stuff is but it's interesting to compare it with the the photo below.



 
 
     
           
 



         

 
   
   

 
 
 

This stuff is not from Fiordland. It's a dead, bleached skeleton of the coral Oculina virgosa from the Three Kings Islands.

I include this photo here because the white coral from Fiordland looks very similar in form to this stuff.

¡Muy interesante!



 
 
     
           
 


       

 
 
           

  mad for it..





 
 
     
         
   


         

 
   
   

 
 
 

Shaun with camera trouble



 
 
     
           
 


       

 
 
           

  The boys burning the rubbish at Blanket Bay





 
 
     
         
   


         

 
   
   

 
 
 

Bullshit and beer !



 
 
     
           
 


       

 
 
           

 

Part scan of chart NZ 7624.

This area offers some amazing diving including the legendary "The Gut".

Check out the those depths - 400m contours not far from shore and above water, dramatic 1000m peaks.

 
 
     
         
   




Photographic Notes:

Topside
Nikon D70 with AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5~4.5G IF ED
Underwater
Nikon F3 in Aquatica 3 housing, AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Ikelite Ai/n and Sea & Sea YS50 strobes with Fuji Velvia film



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