Raggiest fish in Bali

The raggiest fish in Bali has got to be the raggy scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis venosa).

Bali Dream Divers’ PADI Instructors are reminded of white walkers in the popular Game of Thrones TV show upon seeing the paler coloured members of this fish family! Native to the tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae) won’t be found in colder climates where white walkers dwell! This fish is not easily preyed upon by other fish (but it does have natural predators, just not many!) thanks to its numerous venomous spines: in its dorsal, pelvic, anal and caudal fins! It is ready for any battle!

Keep a good distance when you spot one; or better yet, enrol on a PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy adventure dive under the instruction of one of our experienced and professional PADI Instructors. Contact the ‘Dream Team’ who will create a ‘Stay & Dive’ package to include dive education as part of your dive adventure travel in Tulamben, Bali!


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