Turtle

Dive Site: Utopia Beach Club House Reef North

December 25, 2021
turtle

With a bit of luck I could spot a young turtle in the reef. It was totally relaxed and did not pay attention to my presence. With a bit of patience I could get a picture of it yawning.

Flasher Wrasse

Dive Site: Utopia Beach Club House Reef North

December 24, 2021
flasher wrasse

This is one of the most colorful smaller species in my opinion. It took me quite a while to find them because they live in 20 meter depth or more. Young ones can be spotted a bit shallower bit still at least 15 Meters below the surface.

Young Leopard-Grouper

Tauchplatz: Utopia Beach Club House Reef North

December 23, 2021
grouper

Large Predators are the highlight of every dive. Young ones are hiding in the reef most of the time. This helps mthem to survive and not been eaten by the adults. I was lucky to spot this young grouper at 20 meters depth at the house reef. It seems to be stationary to this spot.

White barred Wrasse

Dive Site: Utopia Beach Club House Reef South

December 21, 2021
wrasse

There are many wrasse species known. The white barred wrasse is neither the largest (that is the Napoleon) nor the most colorful (there are several candidates for that title).But this species stands out of the other species you may meet during a dive.

Coris julis (juvenil)

Dive Site: Utopia Beach Club House Reef South

December 20, 2021
rainbow wrasse

Close to the end of the second dive I found this lively colored rainbow wrasse in 3 meter depth. Adults lose the red color and are less attractive.

Electric Ray

Dive Site: Utopia Beach Club House Reef South

December 15, 2021
electric ray

I have never seen an electric ray at the Utopia reefs before. This time I spotted three of them. Some were quite huge.

Giant Trigger

Dive Site: Utopia Beach Club House Reef North

December 13, 2021
trigger fish

At the entrance to the north lagoon I found this giant trigger. Please note the remarkable teeth of this species.