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Famous Dumaguete coastal dives

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  1. Rhoody

    Rhoody DI Forum Luminary

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    As Apo Island is famous in all books you don't find a lot about the coastal dives around Dauin. I think it's one of the best critter diving in the world. You find on one single dive so much weired stuff like almost nowhere else. Our DM came back now from a checkdive and had the following in 46 Minutes:
    3 Frogfish
    2 common Seahorses
    3 different morrays
    a couple of blue spotted stingrays
    a squad lobster
    some nudibranches
    mushroom coral pipefish
    and because it's so overcasted.......
    MANDARINFISH at 2 pm...

    no need to say anything about the scorpionfishes everywhere.... Hey, his diversw forgot about the cold air outside and had great time and rang the bell in the bar right away to warm up with a rum n' coke
     

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    Dumaguete Diving

    3 Frogfish
    2 common Seahorses
    3 different morrays
    a couple of blue spotted stingrays
    a squad lobster
    some nudibranches
    mushroom coral pipefish
    and because it's so overcasted.......
    MANDARINFISH at 2 pm...
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    Impressive dive :smile:
     
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    and heres a pic of that dive...:D
     

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    whats a squad lobster? lobster in the army hehe
     
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    hehe, good one, a squad lobster is usually found on Barrel-sponges in the Dauin sanctuary's... In other regions they are called Hairy-fairy-crab... so we should stick to the scientific name : Lauriea Siagiani...
     

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    wow you sure know your stuff rhoody.danke
     
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    That's great shot rhoody ,but I don't like using scientific names ,most times they sound like tongue twisters...better the sound close to remember tooth fairy ...errr fairy-hairy crab:eek:
     
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    Thanks for the compliment. I stole it from one of our diver's. I usually don't take pictures, I try to find that stuff. I think tanking pictures of fish is not possible anyway. (Macro pics are ok, cause it's hard for us to see the details). You don't wanna know how many pics of the back from a escaping turtle are taking... hehe... or a pic of a shark. This creature lifes from the 3-dimensional surounding, the way it moves gracefully through the water. If I look at some of my "fish"-pics, usually the whole situation jumps back into my mind.
    ...The prob with the common names is simply that there are different names in different books. even i the Phillis here in Dumaguete we are talking about double-ended-pipefish and in Puerto Galera the same creature is a bent-stick-pipefish....
     
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