Saturday, October 24, 2009

Offshore Fishing & Snorkeling

Jonathan arranged the boat so we (Jonathan, Sharon, me, Bob and new Lagos expats Ilsa and Rob) could go offshore and do some fishing on the way to a Canadian sunken ship (~60ft water depth) where we would fish and snorkel. On the way out, Sharon was our skipper while the boys (including our Nigerian skipper) did some trolling. Rob's first catch was a plastic bag followed by the first blue mackerel catch, then Jonathan hooked a fish which literally jumped into the boat and then he caught another fish which he had to work a little for. When we got to the wreck we all got out and went for a swim. The visibility was bad (5ft), as usual, but when you got down to the wreck you could see the schools of fish (Jacks), a large jellyfish and two small eels, a black and white spotted one and a green one (pictures not great). The current at the wreck was very strong and it was difficult to stay at the wreck (~10ft deep to top boat deck) unless you held on. Bob has gone diving here and we hope to do it again in the near future.

Sharon as skipper
Rob's first catch

Rob's first real catch

The Canadian Wreck
Jellyfish - anyone know what kind?
Hard to see but there are parts of two eels visible in this photo. The black and white one and in the top right corner is a green one folded back on itself.
On the way back into the harbor, Bob counted about 200 ships anchored offshore either waiting to get into the harbor or dead in the water. We drove through a fuel spill, one of many that probably occurs often (an assumption) outside Lagos.
Hoping to get pictures from others to add to this.


rod said...

THnks for the pics. Thinking of moving to lagos for work, glad to find someone else with similar likes. GL N GB!

Victor Seidenschwarz said...

I am looking at being in Lagos within the next 3wks if all goes as planned. Was looking at securing a boat charter for 3 of the days. Was having some trouble doing this via the internet. Was hoping to be able to make a contact with someone living in the area that could point me in the right direction. Any information you have would be helpful in my indevour. Just for note would be looking at something that could accomidate up to 8 people, am willing to secure 2 boats if need be due to size availability.

kolaalakija said...

We started a snorkeling club for any body in lagos interested in snorkeling , free diving and skin diving.

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