Dive Site: Lost Lake East Christmas Island WA

Diver photographing the coral at lost lake east diving christmas island

Site Overview

Site Type: Reef and Wall; occasional mega fauna
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 18MBottom: 30M
Location: Somewhere along the dog's back, north coast

Description

Not sure where the name Lost Lake East refers to, or whether Hama makes them up on the spur of the moment just before he gets out his whiteboard to give us the dive brief. Today’s brief: reef – as usual, lots to see – as usual, drop-off – as usual in pretty much the same contours. Sometimes you only realise just how many remarkable things you saw until you review the photos and video captured.

Begs the question: ‘Have we become too blasé about the great stuff we’re seeing here?’ Like this Peacock Rockcod clearly not happy about being photographed during his morning grooming session.

Peacock Rockcod clearly not happy diving Lost Lake East at Christmas Island in Australias Indian Ocean by Diveplanit

Black Spotted Puffer – also available in Yellow.

Black Spotted Puffer in Yellow diving Lost Lake East at Christmas Island in Australias Indian Ocean by Diveplanit

Jelly beans? It’s bubble coral.

Jelly bean coral diving Lost Lake East at Christmas Island in Australias Indian Ocean by Diveplanit

Fusiliers: clearly what’s going off over there is more interesting than what’s going on over here!

Fusiliers heading over there diving Lost Lake East at Christmas Island in Australias Indian Ocean by Diveplanit

The amazingly camouflaged Honeycomb Rockcod, though amazingly there is no honeycombed coral!

Camouflaged Honeycomb Rockcod diving Lost Lake East at Christmas Island in Australias Indian Ocean by Diveplanit

And finally, that one creature we were hoping not to see: Crown of Thorns Seastar.

Crown of Thorns diving Lost Lake East at Christmas Island in Australias Indian Ocean by Diveplanit