Tuwanek Wolf Eel Dive

[singlepic id=247 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=left]A big thank you goes out to Andrew and Vince for coming over to the coast, so they could make sure we were able to get on the Wolf Eels on the right island.  The short surface swim seems to pass rather quickly with the excitement of finally getting the footage we want of the wolf eels.  As we arrived at the point of the island it was time to descend and get on our way.  The first thing I realize on the descent, is that I really do not dive this side enough.  Things that I remember are nothing like what I see, though I am more then happy to follow on this dive.

As we proceeded past the area where the row boat, we are greeted with 80 foot visibility, and a slight increase in water temperature, which is very welcomed after a long cold winter of diving.  We continued our swim for about 18 minutes, and sure enough Andrew looks back and motions us to come forward, he has found the Wolf Eel den.  Andrew and Vince, have marked [singlepic id=246 w=320 h=240 mode=watermark float=right]the den with a length of rope leading from a large rock over to the far side of a rock face pretty much right to where the wolf eel  lives.  Great idea guys!

After a few minutes of filming, it was time to start our return trip.  Geoff, headed shallow as the group continued back along the 50 foot mark.  If we had followed Geoff shallower, we would have had a run in with the second wolfe eel den and sure enough…we could have played with a small seal.

Photo Credit: Sam Sugars

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