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Question for all SA divers

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Waiting for Summer!!!
May 28, 2002

I went diving for crayfish on Jan 2003 at Koelbay (Past Gordon's bay). The water was about 8 to 10 m deep and very cold.

I was in the water for about half an hour when I saw an cray under a rock. I went up for air and went down again. When I went down again I saw an eel. I'm not sure what kind of an eel but it looked a lot like the eel you see in the Two Oceans Aquarium. It was in a hole and you could only see it's head. The head was quite big (About fist size.) It's mouth was going open and closed the whole time. I went up again and down again and looked again. I'm positive that it was an eel. It was darkish green and black spots.

My question is this are you supposed to get eels in this part of the world and what kind of eel could it have been ?

Cheers Reinier
Jaaaa ..... and no ......

You do get eels around the Cape area, but not that many. Seeing one is a pretty rare occurrence. I've only seen one whilst diving in the Cape, and that was at Rooiels.

I have no idea what eel you saw ... the best would more than likely be to go to the 2 oceans and ask one of the staff to help you - remember that most of them are volunteers and might not be able to help you. You can also check out you copy of Smith's ... if you haven't got one, get one. I recently dumped mine in the tub ... uhhh .... erm, water. :eek:
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