Fun Diving in the Philippines

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Fun Diving in the Philippines

2012-10-17 Philippines Siren GuestsOur diving schedule brought us to Olango and Mactan Islands, Cabilao Island, Panglao, Balicasag, Pescador Island and Moalboal, Sumilon, Oslob, Apo Island and Dauin. Everything was ready on board to recieve our 17 guest. This time the yacht was going to be a little ‘‘Babel Tower“ as we would be joined by guests from nine different nationalities including Thailand, Brazil, France, Switzerland, Germany, UK, Netherlands and Italy for our penultimate liveaboard safari in the Visayas.

frogfish beto kawaguchiWith some help from our dive crew; Donato, Mike and I, our guests were given the opportunity to see more than hundred different kinds of fish, from the huge whale sharks, large schools of jacks, barracudas, fusiliers & surgeon fish to the smaller benthic varieties such as blennies, gobies, fingered dragonets, pygmy seahorses, frogfish, ghost pipe fish, daemon stinger and cockatoo wasp fish.

orangutan fhon


During our 10-night trip we also spotted many crustaceans… commensal, whip coral, skeleton & bubble coral shrimps as well as smashing and spearing mantis shrimps and candy, dromia, orangutan, decorated, spider, harlequin and many other species of crab. The molluscs were out in force with numerous varieties of nudibranch, flatworms, pleurobranchs and slugs found at each dive site.

bluering yves herraudOther sightings included blue ring and mimic octopus, bobtail squid, cuttle fish, hawksbill and green turtles as well as so many different types of moray and snake eels it would be impossible to list them all!





We also had the chance to visit a fishing village on Apo Island and explore calm water bays using the on board kayaks. Honeymoon couple Pamela & Michael celebrated with cake from chefs Jimmy & Boy and of course a bottle of bubbles! A superb trip for all! Thank you from all the crew from Phillipine Siren, we hope to see you soon on board again soon.

Photos by Yves Herraud, Fhon Thongpong & Beto Kawaguchi

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