The lovable Octopus.......

If you think your heart wasn’t big enough to include everyone you love, then why not be an octopus they have 3 of them……

The octopus is a soft-bodied, eight limbed mollusc part of the order Octopoda. There are approximately 300 species of octopus around the world. They are grouped within the class cephalopoda which also includes squid, cuttlefish, and nautiloids.

They have a bilaterally symmetrical body shape, with two eyes and a beak. The soft body can change it’s shape, enabling octopus to be able to squeeze through small gaps. They usually trail their legs behind them as they swim, propelling themselves through the water. The siphon is used for both respiration and locomotion by expelling a jet of water, for quick movement.

They also have a highly complex nervous system, only part of which is localised in its brain, which is contained in a cartilaginous capsule. Two-thirds of an octopus's neurons are found in the nerve cords of its arms, which show a variety of complex reflex actions that persist even when they have no input from the brain.

Octopuses occupy a variety of different habitats within the ocean, from shallow corals, to deep abyss sea beds.  Where you can find the cute looking Dumbo octopus, with its distinctive large fins, that look like ears.

Masters of camouflage, having the ability to match the colour of their surroundings. By changing the colour and texture of their skin, they can make it almost impossible to find where they rest in plain sight.  

The appearance of the octopus, with their eight limbs and colour challenging ability makes them quite the intriguing creature. That in some ancient cultures created an alias of a formidable sea monster.  When we hear of the Kraken, or Gorgon you would shake in fear of a giant creature with eight legs, instead of the lovable 3 hearted cephalopod.

Octopus been spotted more often, during our night dives on the local reefs than during the day. So why not join us for one of our popular night experiences where the reef comes to life in so many ways.