Slowly descending to Blue Hole, waiting for my dive buddy’s hand!
That’s my dive buddy!
The marine life outside the Blue Hole
Recovering from Typhoon Haiyan destruction – Pearl Island depths scenery
Thriving fish life in Guian depths
The sardines run
– humongous, iconic
a real phenomena!
Symbiotic dependence – scorpionfish over a seastar!
The lowly turtle with a remora on its back
Active fish life in Pescador Island
The yellow frogfish in Pescador Island
The left eye of the Skull in the Cathedral, Pescador Island
The wiggling anthias over corals
The Blue Hole!
End of the hole towards the sloping reef
Fish life in Mabua depths
Thriving juveniles in Mabua depths
A crawling sea cucumber in Mabua depths
Mabua is more than just the peebles and blue waters!
Sighted at Lapinig Island sandy depths, first time to encounter a live budyong shell
Chromis contently hovering over soft and hard corals
Amazing marine world…
Just teeming with fish life!
Close up for the resident glass shrimp
Two intimate nudis!
Sergeants hovering over coral
Wide colorful table corals
Year 2014 was productive though I limited my dive trips for some personal reasons. Yet I managed some new discoveries covering totally new sites like Blue Hole in Tablas, Romblon; Pearl Island in Guiuan, Eastern Samar; Anini-y in Antique and Mabua Beach in Surigao City. It was pure joy undoubtedly.
Together with my dive buddy we went back to two of our favorite sites – Moaboal, Cebu and of course Mantangale, Balingoan. We never get tired of its depths, every descent is totally different from previous one! Above are collections of our sightings, unfortunately there were none from Anini-y. I had with me my uw casing but not my point & shoot cam – disgusting, but surely it gave me a good reason to be back!