But it also set my heart-racing as I came face to face with a mean-looking moray eel
, swam with manta rays, better known as Devil Fish and glided through an eerie barnacle-encrusted shipwreck 80 feet below the surface.
Some of the magnificent creatures featured include Clown Triggerfish, Sea Anemone, Reef Blacktip Shark, Emperor Angelfish, Threadfin Butterflyfish, Black-spotted Puffer, Snowflake Moray Eel
, Spanish Dancer, Humphead Wrasse, Lionfish, Triton's Trumpet, Hawksbill Turtle, Crown-of-thorns Sea Star, Parrotfish, Prickly Red Sea Cucumber, Oriental Sweetlips, and a many varieties of coral.
And in the Bahamas, while he was snorkeling with his ecology students, a moray eel
mistook a glint from his wedding ring for a small fish and nearly ripped his finger off.
Around each bend of the circular offshore reef was another surprise - a blue-lipped clam, a clownfish (like Disney's Nemo) guarding an anemone, a shy octopus, a spiky lion fish and a sinister moray eel
A moray eel
on a butterfly jig, on a wreck in 74 feet of water--came up in a ball, wrapped around the whole thing.
Although a little apprehensive at rst and coming face to face with a 6ft Moray Eel
shortly after his descent, he returned back to diving school Ocean College's boat with a smile beaming from ear to ear.
This Ozzy is Birmingham Sea Life Centre's unstable dragon moray eel
, so named because of his tattoo-like marks.
I backed up - into the path of a moray eel
, baring razor-sharp teeth.
Things get even more diverting when the Bonus Wild moray eel
arrives, landing on the octopi and activating their ink defences, awarding the player with a x2 multiplier on their bet plus an amusing squirt of black ink.
Conger eel (Conger conger), Mediterranean moray eel
(Muraena helena), forkbeard (Phycis phycis), and O.
When I spotted a 5ft, slithering moray eel
I grabbed Sam and held him tightly in front of me to make sure he was first in line should it get peckish.
What would you do if you were a moray eel
and you had a bit of octopus dinner stuck in your teeth?