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Sea urchin watching off Maayong Tubig, Dauin

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    Decided that today would be a great day to get out and take in the sites under the water. I felt like I really missed out seeing the exploits of the other two (The Dane and The Outcast). Soooo.. I grabbed my gear and headed out for a short snorkel before it got to dark to see. Managed to get in some good shots of the local sea urchins and a few fish, but nothing really spectacular. I will try to get a better spread of photos over the next few weeks, but it is hard to say what will happen the way the weather and the seas have been the last few weeks.

    Without further ado, the sea urchins....

    P.S. - Watch out for the purple jellyfish:o
     
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    Sea urchin watching off Maayong Tubig, Dauin

    The first of many outcroppings full of sea urchins within a 20 meter snorkel of the shore.
     

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    Sea urchin watching off Maayong Tubig, Dauin

    Another view of the outcropping.
     

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    Sea urchin watching off Maayong Tubig, Dauin

    Getting a little closer to the wildlife....
     

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    Sea urchin watching off Maayong Tubig, Dauin

    Still trying to get the best settings for the camera to reduce the backscatter... :o
     

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    Sea urchin watching off Maayong Tubig, Dauin

    Finally getting the settings just right and the images are looking a lot better.
     

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    Sea urchin watching off Maayong Tubig, Dauin

    Think this is it, now I just gotta get the right composition for the photos...
     

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    Sea urchin watching off Maayong Tubig, Dauin

    A few more shots now that things are starting to look a little better.
     

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    Sea urchin watching off Maayong Tubig, Dauin

    A final shot of the sea urchins before I fell prey to the "JAWS" of all jellyfish....
     

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    Sea urchin watching off Maayong Tubig, Dauin

    OUCH.... look out for the purple jellyfish.. things were going great andthe water was excellent for some snorkelling, but apparently I missed the giant jellyfish that attacked me from out of nowhere. This is not the one that got me, I never actually saw him, only got tangles in some long streaming tentacles... guessing about 10 feet or so in length, but wasn't really gonna measure because it hurt.
     

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