Curled Octopus

We had a fantastic encounter with a Curled Octopus off Chesil beach on the first of November , local divers had alerted us to them , and were happy to guide us to the spot .

Mixed ground of sand and boulders appears to be a favoured habitat , and they appear to start feeding after dark , a long swim into 16 meters of water was well worth the effort , with an Octopus being found within minutes .

We took a selection of photographs , and not wishing to disturb it any further , made our way back to shore .

Sightings of Octopus are rare on the south coast , so this event was a privilege .