Abandoned Fishing Net
March 27th 2004, when we dive at the Pinnacles, we found a long stretch of abandoned fishing net near the ascending line. A big lobster was trapped in the net. The belly of the lobster was full of eggs. Iris, Kevin, and myself helped to free the lobster. We also manage to save 2 more fish from the net. It was towards the end of the dive and our tanks were running low, otherwise we could save more animals. Please watch out for this net if you are ever in Pinnacles.
Jellyfish numbers seem to abound during the morning hours around the Dayang Canal during the month of October. Aside from the more common types of jellyfish, I saw several larger, colourful (and potentially deadly) ones like the pink Lion's Mane Jellyfish. However, the dive sites we visited yielded virtually none if compared to those around the jetty.
If diving during these times, always be alert to your surroundings and make sure to swim away from their tentacles. Be sure to check that the dive shop has sufficient resources for treatment should you be accidentally stung with a nasty lash from these placcid-looking animals.
As long as you stay out of their way, jellyfish are harmless and their flighty presence also provide variety to the fish-coral-fish-fish landscape. You might even get to see their natural predators; as veteran divers say...no jellyfish, no turtles.
Beware for jellyfishes, when we visited Dayang there were lots of them and lots of us got stung by them.