Tag: Platax Teira

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Mark and Beth complete their PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience at Sail Rock

Congratulations to Mark Pocock and Beth Howard from Reading, England on two great dives at the amazing Sail Rock.

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Teira Batfish (Platax Teira)

When Teira Batfish (Platax Teira) congregate in large numbers such as this school at Sail Rock, they provide a spectacular and unforgettable diving experience.

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Teira Batfish (Platax Teira)

Instructor Marcel Waldis enjoys an excellent photograph opportunity with a young adult Teira Batfish (Platax Teira) at Sail Rock.

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Teira Batfish (Platax Teira) with Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides Dimidiatus)

Teira Batfish (Platax Teira) are one of the most approachable and photogenic of all local fish species, particularly when they break away from the main group to seek out the services of Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides Dimidiatus) at a "cleaning station" as was the case in this photo taken at

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Teira Batfish (Platax Teira)

This shot, from Sail Rock shows the "schooling" nature of Teira Batfish (Platax teira), with a mixture of sub-adults and adults.

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Teira Batfish (Platax Teira) with Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides Dimidiatus)

This photograph from Shark Island shows the symbiotic relationship between a sub-adult Teira Batfish (Platax teira)

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Teira Batfish (Platax Teira) with Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides Dimidiatus)

This photo, from Shark Island, shows a sub-adult Teira Batfish (Platax teira) being attended to by a pair of Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus).

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Teira Batfish (Platax Teira)

A sub-adult Teira Batfish (Platax teira) at Sail Rock shows its inquisitive nature by approaching the camera. It's not uncommon to have a 2 or 3 individuals follow a group of divers during the whole dive.