Pineapple Fish

Cleidopus gloriamaris

Clearly the fish with the best name, this colourful fish is also known as the knightfish, the coat-of-mail fish, as the scales on the sides of its body resemble the scaled armour of medieval knights (albeit in a beautiful green to yellowish tinge!)

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Quick facts on the pineapple fish

  • This fish glows in the dark. Bioluminescent bacteria contained in two pits near the corners of the mouth emit a greenish hue when the fish is young and a reddish one later in life (visible when the fish’s mouth is open.)
  • Active at night, the pineapple fish isn’t the strongest swimmer. You’ll find it along coastal shelves darting around caves and rocky ledges.
  • The fish features a number of prominent spines – 5 to 7 on its dorsal fin that point alternatingly left and right and one quite large and prominent pelvic spine nearly as long as the fish’s head.

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Sydney Scuba Dive Costings

All prices include GST. Prices are per person.

Single Dive $69.00
Single Night Dive $69.00
TSS Currajong Night Dive $120.00
Double Boat Dive $120.00
Technical Tec 1 Dive (40-51m) $99.00
Tec 1 Dive + 1 Recreational Dive $120.00
Technical Tec 2 Dive (51-78m) $150.00
Tec 2 “Peak” Dive $950 (full boat rate. max 6 divers)
Ex – HMAS Adelaide Double Dive $120.00
Freediving $220.00ph (10pax max)
Whale Watching $65.00
Charter Rate $POA
Freediver $120.00 pp

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