I took my gear to a small beach left of Clear Water Bay Beach One. Visibility reached 4-7 meters. Water was very warm; I spent two hours wearing shorts. There was a distinct thermocline at around 2.5 meters, combined with dramatically decreasing visibility. I went in late afternoon (4-6h), and visibility can be expected to be better with more ambient light earlier in the afternoon. The ground is rocky, with small patches of softcoral. The bay in front of the beach is very shallow (<1m).
several cornet fish
a juvenile moray eel (prob. Gymnothorax Pseudothyrsoideus
a large puffer fish that was too quick every time to identify it
small scorpion fish
a medusa swimming upside down
several butterfly fishes (Chaetodontidae
hundreds of hermit crabs
The setup was ok. This was the first time I took the camera, and it might require an extra kilo. As the sun goes away, the moskitos and woodlice mad the shore far from pleasant.
Taking pictures is not easy without scuba equipment. There is little time, and the descent might scare away the fish one was looking to take a picture of. With the low visibility, the flash is to be avoided. Pictures are best taken close-up, in macro mode. In this case, it is best to come at noon, when ambient light is maximal. I posted soem of the pictures here.