Whether actually formally accepted as such or not, some collective nouns for marine species are very interesting, you never know when you might want to show off your knowledge to the other people on the boat.
A SMACK of Jellyfish, maybe this comes from the feeling when you accidentally swim into a tentacle! Some of the larger jellyfish we see here do not have a strong enough sting for us to feel and are fascinating to watch.
A FEVER of Stingrays. Eagle Rays, Southern Stingrays, Round rays, Lesser Devil Rays, Cownose Rays and of course the Giant Mantas are the ones that give us a fever at our dive sites.
A SHIVER of Sharks, maybe because the sight of a shark makes a lot of people shiver?
Our most common species here is the White Tip, but we also get to see nurse sharks, bull sharks and even the majestic and slow moving whale shark are seen on occasion!
A BATTERY of Barracuda, makes them sound supercharged!
A CLUSTER of Porcupine fish, common at a lot of our dive sites, we see numerous different species from the small sharpnose puffer to some very large porcupine puffers and the colour changing guineafowl puffer.
A COMPANY of Angelfish, you rarely see an angel fish alone, they like hanging with friends. One of our favourites is the King angelfish that at some of our dive sites follows divers around.
A HERD of Seahorses, let’s hope one day you are lucky enough to find them in big enough groups to be called a herd! We typically see on and rarely 2 together here and they can be found in all different colours.
A SWARM of eels. Sounds pretty scary. We get many species of eels here, including Green morays, pretty Jewel morays and the less observed but beautifully marked Zebra Moray.