Category Archives: Philippines

The ugly fish

On our first dive trip to the Philippines, we came across quite a few fish that we had not seen before.  They were quite interesting to look at, but ugly. In my option anyway, although beauty is in the eye … Continue reading

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Sea whip corals and their residents

I can’t swim past a sea whip coral without taking a closer look.  There is a good chance I will find something interesting on it to photograph.  And if I don’t, the whip coral makes a nice subject in itself. The … Continue reading

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A Donald Duck shrimp?

Yes, there is such a creature and it appears to have a beak.  It is also known as the Plume Shrimp.  We were lucky enough to photograph one on our last dive trip in the Philippines.  Even after all these … Continue reading

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Don’t upset the Mantis shrimp

Mantis shrimps/prawns pack a lethal punch, especially if you’re a crab or a scallop.  They have even been recorded breaking aquarium glass.  So with these facts in mind, I usually take care not to upset them when taking photos. One … Continue reading

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Crabs make you laugh

Muck diving in the Philippines provides loads of opportunity to photograph crabs. They are everywhere, some are very obvious and others extremely well hidden.  Here are our favourite crab photos from our trip.    

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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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