露天A nudibranch (Chromodoris annae) slowly moves along the reef. The Philippines have over 700 species of nudibranchs.
丑角螃蟹A harlequin crab (Issocarcinus laevis) hiding in a tube anemone.
狮子鱼Besides muck diving, the Philippines has brightly colored reefs covered in fish.
When I arrived at Manila’sNinoy Aquino International Airport, I was quickly whisked away by a van that took me to a ferry en route to Puerto Galera, on the island of Mindoro. Just a few hours later, I was escorted to my room at the Atlantis Resort and immediately asked if I would like to dive that afternoon.
The memory of that long journey (flight, car and boat ride) faded away as I immediately began a shore dive right off the resort’s beach. I barely had my head underwater when my guide tapped on his tank to show me something in the seagrass, only five feet deep. On the edge of a tube-dwelling anemone was a bright red-spotted candy crab crawling into the center of the anemone, amongst its iridescent white tentacles.
Before I even finished taking photos of the crab, there was more tapping, and I saw two tinyflabellina nudibranchs。很快，我发现了水域Puerto Galera.菲律宾中发现了超过700种的裸鳃纤维，每种颜色和尺寸都有超过700种。在我意识到我已经在水下几乎十五分钟之前，这两个裸体有很多相机时间，并且没有从岸边移动超过二十英尺。
菲律宾人make up part of the Coral triangle, which is basically the rainforest of the ocean. From the northern Philippine Islands to the eastern Solomon Islands, and to Indonesia in the west make a geographic triangle, with waters the richest in species on Earth. For divers this means non-stop action. Pair that with some spectacular dive guides and every dive will be a treasure hunt.
Most of the diving found close to shore is muck diving or black sand diving. Although coral seems sparse, many of the ocean’s oddities can be found such as skeleton shrimp, wonderpus, frogfish, and cuttlefish. Not far offshore, plenty of coral reefs can be found with healthy hard and soft corals, and lots of fish including some of the bigger stuff like sharks, eagle rays, and mantas.
One morning, we took an hour boat ride across the channel to佛得多（绿色）岛对于一些强大的电流漂移潜水。新金沙线上我们遇到了水晶蓝色水域，色彩鲜艳的珊瑚礁，粉红色和紫色软珊瑚似乎已被涂在墙上。我们沿着当前飞行，通过紫色和粉红色的软珊瑚，以及几个黑白绑带的海蛇加入了我们的一点骑行。我们看到狮子鱼狩猎礁石，一些幸运潜水员甚至发现了墙上的蓝色戒指章鱼。新金沙线上
回到度假村我有一个艰难的决定：跳过夜间潜水和沉迷于一些菲律宾的着名新金沙线上圣米格尔, or go for a night dive. I chose to head out out for one last dive after dinner to see how the beachfront would transform at night.
Holding off on that San Miguel was worth it, but after a warm shower there was nothing better than relaxing next to the water, looking up at the stars, and chatting about our amazing dives over the local brew. For the more adventurous, there is plenty of nightlife just beyond the resort, but for me the plan was getting some sleep and freshening up for more diving. I had to get up early if I wanted to fit five dives a day in! But it’s totally worth being completely exhausted after such a long day of diving.
鸣叫s by @thesub2o