I was in the Lembeh Straits ‘critter diving or muck diving ‘ as its’ called, which is the popular name given when divers are looking for small marine creatures of all descriptions amongst sand, dirt, rubbish and sometimes coral. I love it! The strait is a body of water which separates Lembeh Island from the mainland and at one end there is a busy commercial port. Villages and dive hotels are scattered along the shores giving easy access to the diving which is OUT OF THIS WORLD.
But to the photo of this Long Arm octopus which was not easy to spot even after the dive guide had pointed to him. It wasn’t until he had moved that l could pick him out from the background, such was he so well camouflaged – as you can see from the photo. These are not so interesting or attractive as their cousins in fact this one was very shy and didn’t like the attention we were giving him/her. So l moved on to find something else because I’m not one for over-stressing a creature. I do like to observe from a distance when I can but I was there to see as many creatures as I could and take photos/videos too.