“Niles Beach, when everything else fails”
No one has ever woke up to a dive day and said “I really want to dive Niles Beach today”. You end up at Niles beach after a long discussion with your buddies what else is available and a drive around the island just in case.
And that was how this past Sunday was. Saturday came with ~20 mph northern winds. Even if the wind was mild, the after affects were lingering. The drive around the island, started at Folly Cove ended at Niles Beach. I was almost wishing that Niles was also blown out. It wasn’t. So we dove. My comment on the dive after the dive should explain it, “It was a dive” 🙂
As usual Niles was decorated with a sea grass and lots and lots of shells and hermit crabs. We came across a few big spider crabs and no nudibranchs. However I did see a bunch of dorid eggs. Almost all of the dive I was looking for Cuthona nana, a nudibranch which mostly live on hermit crabs with pink hydroid on their shells. There were a lot of fuzzy hermit crabs but no C. nanas.
42F 18ft 59min, 10ft viz
Buddies: Timur, Jason, Bert (land support)