Sandals, Grande St Lucian 2018: Photos 6
A Magnificent Feather Duster tubeworm (Sabellastarte magnifica) at Pigeon Island, as a Bluehead (Thalassoma bifasciatum) dashes into view.
A general view of the healthy hard and soft corals at Pigeon Island.
There were lots of these empty Queen Conchs (Strombus gigas) at Pigeon Island.
Deepwater Sea Fan (Iciligorgia schrammi) at Lesleen M.
Azure Vase Sponge (Callyspongia plicifera) at Virgin Cove.
Lots of Giant Barrel Sponges (Xestospongia muta) everywhere - this one at Virgin Cove.
Brown Chromis (Chromis multilineata) over healthy reef at Plantation.
Christmas Tree Worms (Spirobranchus giganteus) near Lesleen M.
Bearded Fireworm (Hermodice carunculata) crawls over some coral near Lesleen M. Look, but don't touch - they're not called "Fireworm" for nothing!
Not sure about this bright red coral - could be a Bushy Sea Whip (Nicella schmitti) at Superman's Flight.
We spotted several sponges that seemed to be spawning - giving off clouds of white "smoke". This one at Superman's Flight.
The Lesleen M wreck has been thoroughly encrusted with coral over the years.
The well-named Yellow Tube Sponge (Aplysina insularis) on the Lesleen M.
Inside the passageway running around the main deck of the Lesleen M.
The fish seem to enjoy the wreck.
Deck superstructure on the Vicki B.
A rusting hatchway leading downstairs on the recently-sunk Vicki B.
A fork-lift truck in the Vicki B's hold.
This Ford diesel engine on the deck has been left exposed to provide interest.
No coral yet on the Vicki B - she was only sunk three weeks previously.