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Tuesday, 20 October 2015 09:34

Seahorses and Deep Secrets

This gallery is a little different!  Take a peek at some of Sodwana Bay's deep secrets!

Come and dive with Triton and enjoy scuba diving at its best.

Take a look at this gallery to see some of Sodwana Bay's secrets!  Harlequin shrimps, raggies, lion fish, leopard groupers!!!  We have been keeping a close eye on our seahorse population and watched as one of the red male's got fatter and fatter whilst he was pregnant.  we are hoping for a seahorse population boom shortly!!!

Come and scuba dive with us at Triton Dive Lodge in Sodwana Bay and we will show you the special secret spots!!!

The diving this year so far has been amazing, we have had some awesome sightings, schooling hammerhead sharks, mantas, whalesharks, frog fish and even a juvenile seahorse (hippocampus histrix) at Roonies on two mile reef.  Scuba diving in Sodwana Bay, South Africa is in my opinion the best in the world for healthy coral reefs and diversity of marine animals.  Take a look at the gallery, pick up the phone and come dive with us!

We had a great weekends diving with award winning photographer Geoff Spiby, his wife Lynn, Georgina Jones and friends from Capetown in February 2014.

Despite challenging conditions due to a cyclone in the Mozambique channel Geoff captured some awesome images including schools of slingers, stumpnose bigeyes and snappers on the amazing 6 mile reef.  Nudibranchs gallore including a Djibuti Giant that has made bikini reef his home and the green coral tree on 9 mile reef.  We were rewarded with dolphins and a whale shark to top the weeks diving on Sodwana Bay's incredible reefs.

We really are lucky enough to live in paradise and dive the most amazing reefs every day.  Scuba Diving in Sodwana Bay has never been better we have so many large fish that you do not see anywhere else in the world due to other "marine protected areas" being overfished.

The water temp is presently 28 degrees and has bought excellent viz with it.

This long overdue gallery includes an array of serious hunters,  Silvertip Sharks, Twinspot Snappers, Kingfsih, Potato Bass, Long Nosed Emperor and Barred Rubberlips. These are my favourites to see on the reefs.  - Enjoy!

So what are you waiting for?  The crowds have left and the diving is divine,,,,,,

Rays, turtles, more turtles, sharks,,,,,  All the big marine animals have come to play!  We have had so many great sightings whilst scuba diving with Triton Dive Lodge in Sodwana Bay in the last few months.

The Humpback and Southern Wright Whales have been migrating past the Bay and we have had several sightings during our dives and a few fortunate snorkelers have had encounters with these amazing creatures too.

The image gallery includes some inquisitive Silver Tip Sharks, Beautiful Mushroom Rock at 7 mile reef amongst others.  The water temp has been a chilly 21 degrees but is increasing as we move into Spring and the days are getting warmer with mild evenings by the fire.

Spring Day approcahes,  Isn't it time to book for some great scuba diving with Triton?

During February and March we had so much fun scuba diving in Sodwana Bay.  With flat seas, warm water and great viz we had many chances to get to further reefs and explore new areas. The cover shot is of a giant nudibranch called a Djibouti Giant that we often find on reefs 40 metres and deeper.  This one was taken at the exclusive Triton 69 Reef. We had great Manta sightings and I was lucky enough to get some great shots of a huge jellyfish with tiny fish seeking cover in its tentacles.  A Twinspot Snapper (Lutjanus Bohar) had dinner plans for the jellyfish that I was trying to get shots of and got pretty aggressive with his reflection in my dome port.  There are a few deeper shots of reefs down to 80 metres with the ADG guys modelling nicely. So come and join us at Triton Dive Lodge for some exciting and memorable dives and see why Sodwana Bay really is one of the top diving destinations in the world!

December was crazy busy in Sodwana Bay and the diving was fantastic.  The sea was flat and blue and the viz was amazing day after day.  January saw the water temp reaching 28 degrees and we had some amazing sightings.

Ornate ghost pipefish on Roonies, Zambies and Tigers on Gotham and the Raggies put in an appearance on quartermile reef as you can see from Peter's excellent cover shot.

From now until the end of May we would say are the best scuba diving conditions.  So if you want to dive in warm, blue and calm seas the head to Triton Dive Lodge and Sodwana Bay.

The images in this gallery were all taken by Peter whilst diving to 110 metres in Jesser Canyon, Sodwana Bay, South Africa.  This is the only place in the world where you can dive to see a living coelacanth.

Just a handful of divers have had the privilege to dive on Jesser Canyon and a few have been lucky enough to be rewarded with coelacanth sightings with the help of Peter Timm.  During March last year Peter diving with The Alternative Dive Group found and photographed coelacanths on a ten day expedition.  The photos were studied by Dr Kerry Sink and a new animal was named and documented.  Hopefully this year we can add more individuals to the growing database.

What a busy few months we have had!  We have been diving nearly every day and still we can't get enough of what Sodwana Bay and South African diving has to offer.  I think we are really spoilt here but take a look at the new gallery and then tell me what you think!

Sightings gave included Juvenile Batfish, Juvenile Thorny Seahorses, Monster Potato Bass, Basket stars galore, Tiger Anenomes, Blood Snappers and just this week we spotted two huge Hammerheads and the first Raggie Tooth Shark for the season.

We have been doing some exploration dives and even found a brand new reef, and yes we named it Triton 69.  Its the photos with all the fish and huge Octo Corals!




Spring day has passed and we can feel that summer is on its way.  The humpback whales have been migrating past Sodwana Bay for a while now with the new calfs breaching and splashing alongside their mums.

The diving has been a little cold but still great with some awesome dives.  Check out our new gallery and see whatyou have been missing.

Well the last few months scuba diving in Sodwana Bay have been fantastic!!!!  There have been some great shark sightings including a nurse shark, bull sharks, white tips, silver tips and tigers.  The gallery includes a few deep sites, some stunning reef shots and a hawkfish with a miniscule toby dwarfed, hovering above it.

The water is getting cooler and we have had our first humpback whale sightings as they migrate past Sodwana Bay with their calves,  it always humbles us to see these magnificent mammals.  So if you want to dive or just experience the beauty of Sodwana Bay and a little winter sunshine then make a plan and join us at Triton Dive Lodge.

Phew, I have been so busy leading dives in the past two months that I have barely had time to pick up my camera.  This gallery combines March and April's best photos and includes an extremely friendly marble electric ray, a pair of ghost pipefish, Manta rays and geometric morays. 

Sodwana Bay has shown us world class conditions and sightings, the calm seas and great viz giving us the opportunity to dive on the further reefs on a daily basis.  We have been visiting the deeper reefs and I have included some of the images including a blood snapper and tiger anenomes.

We have manta rays on nearly every dive and are seeing pods of up to 9 mantas at a time!

Come and join Triton Dive Lodge for simply the best diving you can find on your doorstep!

In February Triton had the privilege of hosting and diving with top (award winning) South African photographer Geoff Spiby,  his wife Lynne and Georgina Jones, an invertebrate expert and passionate Cape-Town based diver. Sodwana Bay really came to the party and the fantastic diving conditions that  couldn’t have been better with day after day of endless viz and zero current. The trip developed as a final component of the Reef Atlas Project led by the South African National Biodiversity Institute and much discussion was devoted to developing new initiatives that divers can contribute to.


Again an awesome months diving with some amazing sightings. 

The water is 27-28 degrees and the viz has been outstanding!!  Sightings have included many many turtles, whales sharks, dolphins, nudis galore,,,,  Every dive in Sodwana shows us something new and exciting.  Check out the male cardinal fish which has a mouthfull of eggs that it incubates until the babies are ready to hatch and swim free!!!  Amazing hey?

So what are you waiting for?  Our DMs are waiting to show you why Sodwana Bay is in a class of its own and why Triton Dive Lodge rules!!!

Scuba Diving with Triton Dive Lodge in November was to say the least amazing!!  Sightings at Sodwana Bay have ranged from seahorses on Roonies to Whale sharks a plenty.  The cover shot is of a Tiger Anenome taken at the Angry Penguin Reef at 54 metres.

Potato Bass, delicate crinoids, durban dancers, dolphins and long nosed hawkfish are all in this gallery for you to take a peek at! 

The water temp is warming up to a lovely 26 degrees, the viz is consistently fantastic and the days and nights are long and warm.  Come and join us for some awesome scuba diving at Triton Dive Lodge.

Wow!!!!  What a month of amazing sightings.  Sodwana Bay has such an amazing diversity of marine life it still blows my mind !!

The cover shot is of a Djibouti Giant that we spotted at Gotham City on 5 Mile Reef, this massive nudi is not to be confused with the Spanish Dancer or Hexabranchus sanguineus which has six gills.  Other sightings our scuba divers had were whalesharks, dolphins, frogfish, potato bass, giant leopard rays and ribbontail rays to name just a few. 

Why not check it out yourself and come scuba diving with Triton Dive Lodge before you miss out!!!

Well here's our latest gallery for you. 

We have seen some really big stuff scuba diving with Triton Dive Lodge in Sodwana Bay lately.  The whalesharks are everywhere at the moment and we still are getting geat manta sightings.  We have been making the most of our spare time and have been visiting the coral tree in Diepgat amongst other deeper sites.  I have included an image of a pineapple fish taken at 70 metres!

The cover shot is of a huge whaleshark that is dwarfing the diver in the water - amazing!!

You may have been wondering if we have fallen off the face of the earth or if we have stopped diving as there has been not a lot happening on the gallery front?

I wanted to put a gallery up to show you what has been keeping us busy over the last few months....... 

We have had a couple of deep diving trimix expeditions, the last one, throughout July gave us the opportunity of diving with the legendary fish nerd, Dr Richard Pyle (Pyle deep stop decompression tecniques) on a three week expedition in search of the coelecanths.  It was filmed for a National Geographic documentary and thankfully Peter Timm knows his stuff and they were successfull in their search.  Check out the gallery photos by Peter and Richard showing the landcsape at around 110 metres at Jesser Canyon in Sodwana Bay,,,,,

The Triton Madagascar 2011 trip was in June and we will definately be returning for some more scuba diving on the island paradise of Nose Sakatia with our good friends at Sakatia Lodge next year - Watch this website for next years trip details coming soon!
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