Descending from 5-30m (16-98ft), the Sinandigan Sall, cloaked with a combination of stony and soft corals, is home to a diverse selection of nudibranchs. Up to a dozen different species can be observed on one dive, offering limitless possibilities to the macro photographer. Some species are so common one can almost become blasé! Often mistaken for nudibranchs, hordes of miniature yellow sea cucumbers cling to the wall, tentacles outstretched in the current to collect any titbits of food that happen to pass by. With all the nudibranchs on display, it’s very easy to overlook the other creatures found here.
Cuttlefish are also common in the vicinity and are easily overlooked as a result of their expert camouflage. They are usually quite curious and with slow movements, can be closely approached. However, if alarmed, undulating waves of colour flash across the skin to show their displeasure before disappearing into a jet of water. Plenty of the larger fish species, including snappers, jacks, trevallies, tuna, and barracuda, can sometimes be seen off the wall. That is if the nudibranchs aren’t diverting all of your attention!