Once upon a moon

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ONCE A MONTH, THE NEW MOON OF­FERS a pair of high adren­a­line dives off Palau, to see rare spawn­ing events with two iconic species. Bump­head par­rot­fish are a favourite with many divers but only at this time will you see such ag­gre­ga­tions as they come to­gether to spawn right in front of the you. A spe­cial early morn­ing dive can be ar­ranged with op­er­a­tor Fish ‘n Fins, to see this phe­nom­ena that has also fea­tured on sev­eral TV and film doc­u­men­taries. The full moon cy­cle also of­fers a sim­i­larly stel­lar spawn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with red snap­per. In both cases, the eggs float­ing about do some­times at­tract bull sharks that drift in for easy pick­ings, adding a fur­ther edge to the oc­ca­sion. These are just two ex­am­ples of the less-ex­plored sites which Fish ‘n Fins staff keep an eye on, watch­ing for sig­nif­i­cant events that may ap­peal to pho­tog­ra­phers and ad­ven­tur­ers.

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