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10 Cool Underwater Critters in Dauin | Philippines

I spent a week scuba diving off the coast of Dauin and Apo Island in the Philippines 🇵🇭. We observed so many different creatures during the week, it was really an amazing experience. Below are my favorite underwater images from the week. Under the pictures, I listed the common and scientific names. I’ll post video of my dives in the next few weeks.

Diving and lodging was provided by the Atmosphere Resort. And I took these images with a Sealife Camera.

Nudibranch - Nembrotha Lineolata (Mating) Dauin, Philippines
Nudibranch – Nembrotha Lineolata (Mating)
Warty Clown Frogfish (Small Juvenile) - Antennarius Maculatus Dauin, Philippines
Warty/Clown Frogfish (Small Juvenile) – Antennarius Maculatus
Thorny Seahorse - Hippocampus Hystrix Dauin, Philippines
Thorny Seahorse – Hippocampus Hystrix (Pregnant)
Peacock Mantis Shrimp - Odontodactylus Scyllarus Dauin, Philippines
Peacock Mantis Shrimp – Odontodactylus Scyllarus
Saddleback Anemonefish - Amphiprion polymnus Dauin, Philippines
Saddleback Anemonefish – Amphiprion Polymnus (Protecting its eggs)
Wunderpus (Octopus) - Wunderpus Photogenicus Dauin, Philippines
Wunderpus (Octopus) – Wunderpus Photogenicus
Harlequin Shrimp - Hymenocera Picta Dauin, Philippines
Harlequin Shrimp – Hymenocetra Picta
Nudibranch - Hypselodoris Tryoni Dauin, Philippines
Nudibranch – Hypselodoris Tryoni
Napoleon Snake Eel - Ophichthus Bonaparti Dauin, Philippines
Napoleon Snake Eel – Ophichthus Bonaparti
Giant Frogfish - Antennarius Commerson Dauin, Philippines
Giant Frogfish – Antennarius Commerson

Here are images from my first trip to the Philippines in 2015 – Resort and Liveaboard.

11 thoughts on “10 Cool Underwater Critters in Dauin | Philippines

    1. I like the Sealife DC2000 for stills. However, I’m pushing it to its limits when I’m in Super Macro mode. As I get more comfortable shoot outside of auto modes. I’m looking at camera’s beyond the point and shoot segment. I would definitely recommend it as a good entry-level camera when factoring usability and price.

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