Bobtail squid seen on a night dive in ShanFu, Xiao LiuQiu

Bobtail squid (Euprymna berryi) during night dive in ShanFu, Xiao LiuQiu

During night dives, bobtail squid can often be seen on the sand at the edge of the reef. They are not rare, but being so small they can easily be missed.

Xiao LiuQiu (小琉球) is located in the south 13km off the Taiwan coast. Ferries run regularly from DongGang port taking just 20min to reach the island, the port is a short 30min hop from Kaohsiung making it an easy get away.

Location: Shan Fu, Xiao Liu Qiu, Taiwan
Date: 15 February, 2020
Camera / Housing: Canon G7X mII /Recsea
Lens: Subsee +10 diopter
Strobe: INON S2000
Setting: 1/160 sec. f/11 ISO 125

Photo Credit: KevinD