Scuba Diving in the Philippines

April 2013

In mid April 2013, I went to the Philippines with a group from Houston led by Mark Metz.

The trip did not start out well as my flight from Austin to LAX was cancelled. I would miss all of my many connections. But I did get to Manilla about 12 hours after the rest of the group. All I had missed was some sleep. We all headed by van and outrigger boat to our first resort, Atlantis Puerto Galera, on the island of Mindoro.

After several days of diving, we went back to Manilla and flew south to the island of Negros where we stayed at the Atlantis Dumaguete resort.

I definitely saw some unusual critters on this trip. Below is a giant orange frog fish on a wreck.

Orange Frogfish

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Blue Ribbon Eel

Blue Ribbon Eel

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Sea Urchin with Iridescent Spots

Sea Urchin with Iridescent Spots

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Male Ornate Ghost Pipefish

Male Ornate Ghost Pipefish

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Mantis Shrimp with Eggs

Mantis Shrimp with Eggs

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Whale Shark

Whale Shark


C. Brandon Jones
email: Brandon "at" cbjones.info
updated January 8, 2014