Rare encounter with a John Dory

Unfortunately, it is not very common these days to come across John Dory, locally known as Pixxi San Pietru (Peter’s Fish).   During this dive at Mgarr ix-Xini with Denis Marin, we were lucky to see one gracefully finning along.  We observed it for several minutes; admiring its incredibly thin profile (if you happen to point a dive light at it, the light easily penetrates to the other side) and graceful movement.

Denis Marin observes a John Dory at Mgarr ix-Xini

On this dive I also tested a new piece of gear: the Shearwater Petrel 2 Dive Computer, which is just a fabulous computer.  Can’t wait to use it on technical dives!

The Shearwater Petrel 2 Dive Computer

Dive Log Info
Date: 19/02/2016
Site: Mgarr ix-Xini
Time in: 14:17
Time out: 15:32
Runtime: 75min
Max Depth: 13m
Bottom Temperature: 16ºC
Visibility: Good

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