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At Pulau Weh, most divers come for the "big", the deep, the current. And I, who never do anything like the others, I'm having fun in a few meters of water on the beach, tracking down the little animals.
The "house reef"
Welcome to the house-reef (the "house reef") of the center Lumba Lumba, on Gapang Beach, Pulau Weh (Banda Aceh, Sumatra).
Among the usual small underwater tropical creatures, two unpublished for me: a lacy scorpion-fish, purple rhinopias with delicate lace (more famously nicknamed Larry by local divers), and a shy little mimic octopus, unearthed by the incredible Aris, one of our Indonesian guides.
A few seconds after the photo above, pffttt ... The tiny octopus has settled like a chewing gum to go as far as possible on the sand, intimidated by our bubbles and my flash!
Below are some portraits of the more common and charming underwater creatures that inhabit the Gapang Beach house-reef.