Dive Number: 310 19/05/12 11.57, Spider Crabs at Rye Pier

Wind: ???

Tide: ???

Conditions: Rainy

Visibilty: 7m

Water Temp: 14.0c

Bottom Time: 70minutes

Max Depth: 6.5m

Air usage:

SAC: ???? litres/min

Details: Word was out that a spider crab aggregation was happening at Rye Pier, so me and Chris jumped in the boat and headed over. It was a cold, wet day and vis was pretty bad, but an amazing event to witness. The numbers were incredible…well into the thousdands. They were doing thier “stacks-on” behaviour, and forming pyramids of crabs. Alan and Mary showed up with Rani and Shannon, so i snapped a few shots of them photographing and playing with the crabs. On the way back, i just had to try an underover rainbow shot.

Camera Details: Tokina 10-17mm , SS200 Strobes