Scilla(RC)Italy.......spectacular!

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Postby Alessandro Pagano » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:47 am

Simply a special Monday saw us at the "beach" of Scilla, thanks to the "reading" of the tide tables which indicated a downdraft, especially suitable for diving on this site.
The day is not particularly sunny, the strong wind and choppy sea that form the so-called "doves" have welcomed in Calabria.
At 09:45 we have the equipment on his back ready to embrace us from the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. I put my head under water and immediately understand that the visibility will be spectacular.
Estimated over 100 ft horizontally.

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Nikon Af16mm, 1/125, f13, Iso100,D700

After a few minutes to kick in we are on the vertical surface of the submerged rocks that indicate the direction to take to reach the "mountain."
After about twenty "passed" the unmistakable profile of the cake gives us an overview as never before.

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Nikon Af16mm, 1/80, f13, Iso100,D700

hundreds of Boops boops, Cromis, Spicara and form a wall button that sometimes obscures the outline of the mountain.
Immediately from the 80 ft we move towards the bottom left of the rocks where they are isolated, but studded with benthic life as spelndide Paramuricee clavata.

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Nikon Af16mm, 1/80, f13, Iso100,D700

On the bottom at about 130 ft is exhibited by a titan-sized Cerianto

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Nikon Af16mm, 1/80, f13, Iso100,D700

To be continued....
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Postby Alessandro Pagano » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:54 am

It 'a kaleidoscope of colors ...

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Nikon Af16mm, 1/80, f13, Iso100,D700

While we are intent to keep these colors looked up at the top of the bank and noticed a distinctive shape: a Epinephelus costae of about 3 ft! My friends are starting to follow and estimate a weight of about 10kg. Two male tanuta (Spondyliosoma cantharus) more than 1kg each roam in peace. I start slowly and rise in a gorgonian known quite a capon (Sporpaena scrofa)

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Nikon Af16mm, 1/50, f13, Iso100,D700

Time is limited despite the use of Nitrox and then reluctantly embark on the way back without losing sight of the spectacle offered by nature. Other detachments of predators such as skipjack sometimes "split" the massed flocks of mangianza. but even so it is difficult to discern between the wall terms the fishing.

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Nikon Af16mm, 1/80, f13, Iso100,D700

One last look at the rock

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Nikon Af16mm, 1/125, f13, Iso100,D700

To be continued...........
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Postby Alessandro Pagano » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:06 am

The slope in front of us who shows us the way back to share "peaceful" Here is fun with color and life in abundance.

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Nikon Af16mm, 1/250, f16, Iso 100, D700

At about 30 ft I noticed a tail held high and I realize that is a beautiful sea bream (Sparus auratus) over 2kg intent to split the mussels.
To pass the time step that connects the camera to the photographic enthusiast begins to repeat.

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Nikon Af16mm, 1/125, f13, Iso 100, D700

Seeking some shot "memories"

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Nikon Af16mm, 1/125, f13, Iso 100, D700

The minutes passed quietly, and almost did not realize it had spent 96 minutes total
And here's one last shot at the castle that overlooks this beautiful place

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Nikon Af16mm, 1/125, f13, Iso 100, D700

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