The last time we visited TODI my ear didn’t equalize well, with a nasty ear infection as a result. For a few weeks my hearing and balance was disturbed, which was a real nuisance. Luckily, my ear wasn’t damaged and everything healed perfectly!
With everything functioning as it should, Mark took a day off from work and we went to TODI on a weekday (wednesday’s my day off, yay!) to say hi to the fishes.
After waddling through traffic we plunged in and almost immediately our little puffy friends wiggled up to me! I don’t know if it was my new devil-horned cap or if they just like me, but all puffers followed me around all 76 minutes of our dive. I like you too, buddies! 🙂
A lot of fish were guarding the eggs, so I didn’t disturb them for too long. I shoo’d a little brat who thought it was funny to scrape off the eggs from a rock with his fins. So I scored a little karma on the way, too.
Anyway, enjoy the photos from this dive and feel free to leave a comment!
A few weeks ago, I first met these little happy-faced cuties. Back then they swam away from you as soon as you laid your eyes on them.
BUT NOT TODAY!
In preparation for our next diving vacation to Egypt (we’re almost there!) we decided to visit… TODI! Surprise surprise 😉
Last time we were there the puffers were still anxious. How would you feel if you’ve just been splashed into a 30m wide 10m deep tank with thousands of unknown roommates? We figured they had some time to settle in so they would be less scared. Moderately soon they swam to us and decided to try a bit of GoPro taste.
Earlier this week TODI added some puffer fish to their – already huge – collection of fish! So… we decided to pay them a visit. They’re a bit quicker than their cousins in Egypt, so it was quite a challenge to capture them.. but YAY, I managed to do it!
When we’re not diving in warm water and the Dutch waters are too cold for a wetsuit, we love to go diving in the indoor diving center TODI in Beringen, Belgium. It’s an ideal place to practice skills and make some great fish face portraits.