The mediterenean sea around the maltese islands is sometimes very rough. For this reason the underwater life is very multifaceted. We had luck and mostly very calm sea. On some of our dives we took a lot of time and tried to find some of the small and beautiful sea creatures. We had a lot of enjoyable encounters with them, some very surprising and just for a few seconds. The animals often seek to escape from our air bubbles.
usually live in caves and move their long arms with the movement of the water. On danger they can pull their arms back quickly.
shrimps and small crabs lights up in the light ray of our diving lamp.
prefer to escape when they are discovered.
(Pelagia noctiluca) dance with the lightrays in the water.
Hermodice carunculata) everywhere, on the rocks, on sandy ground and between seaweed.
A holiday theme at the bottom of the sea
The turbellarian is very, very small. But we found one of them between the algae.
Slipper lobsters are nocturnal animals and you can find them in all warm oceans and seas. So far we have seen these animals always individually. During this dive there where two. They have felt each other with theiy blue antennas.