Monthly Archives: June 2016

Cabilao to Dauin via Balicasag Island Philippines

After spending a week diving Cabilao Island we headed off, by boat (banka), to our next dive destination, Dauin.  We had great weather and travelling by boat was the best way to go, especially when you get to do two dives … Continue reading

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The non-venomous cephalopods

It would be unfair not to show you the non-venomous cephalopods, particularly seeing as they make such great photographs. If you are patient and don’t move too quickly, the squid will come within a metre to look at you.

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Venomous Cephalopods

We were lucky enough to see and photograph our first flamboyant cuttlefish on our recent Philippines holiday.  We knew these critters were small, but I still wasn’t prepared for how small, about 5-7 cm.  Also I didn’t know they are … Continue reading

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Spectacular wall dives – Philippines

I was particularly looking forward to the wall dives on our Philippines dive trip.  I’ve had a new wide angle lens for only a few months and hadn’t taken any decent photos with it yet. Unfortunately, I still haven’t taken any … Continue reading

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For the nudibranch lovers

There were loads of oppotunities to photograph nudibranchs in the Philippines.  These are our favourites. We’ve tried our best to identify them.  Let me know if you think we’ve misidentified any of them.

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Mimic filefish or Saddled pufferfish?

We’ve taken plenty of photographs of saddled pufferfish over the years, or so we thought.  It’s very easy to confuse them.  They are the same size and are usually seen in pairs around the same depths.  The puffer fish is … Continue reading

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Diving with whale sharks

Included in our Philippines dive itinerary was an opportunity to dive with whale sharks at Oslob.  Oslob has become renowned for whale shark diving and snorkelling, there are a lot of reviews about this on the Internet (some good, some … Continue reading

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