At a certain time, Eastern wind direction, temperature and depth, it isn’t that impossible to find yourself in jelly fish heaven during a dive the Grevelingen lake in the Netherlands. This is exactly what happened during one of my recent dives.
Imagine jumping in greenish grey waters with a visibility of around 5 meters and then your find yourselves submerges in a sea of jelly fish of all sorts and sizes. Well to be true I found myself submerged in a sea of moon jellyfish. All though in the North Sea you can find several species:
- the Moon jelly
- the Blue jellyfish
- the Lion's mane jellyfish
- the Compass jellyfish
- the Rhizostome jellyfish
To be honest I’m not the biggest fan of jellyfish, probably got stung while I was a kid, but it is a truly amazing experience. From the surface to around 8 meters depth and during the complete dive I saw only blue moon jellyfish. When gliding through the water I had to push them gently aside to prevent a full facial cuddle. Some of the jellyfish were even bigger than a person’s head. All with all it was quite an experience.
Another jellyfish heaven is Jellyfish Lake, an marine lake located on Eil Malk island in Palau. Jellyfish Lake is one of Palau's most famous dive (snorkeling only) sites. It is notable for the millions of golden jellyfish which migrate horizontally across the lake daily. A dive site hich is definitely on my wishlist!
What is your jellyfish heaven?
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