Sunday, September 2, 2012

Diving day in Puerto Princesa, Philippines

I had a long weekend trip from Manila to Puerto Princesa and I had a one diving day.

Dive #: 227
Date: 25.8.2012
Place: Philippines, Puerto Princesa, Crossing
Depth: 22,8m Average: 15,5m
Dive time: 54min
Visibility: 15-20m
Sea Temperature: +30C

Equipment
Bottle: 12L/200bar (air) Wetsuit: No wetsuit, shorts + sleeveless Weight: 5Kg

Dive Center: Moana Dive Center
Price: 2800PHP/53€ (2 dives)

There was diving two guys from USA, our dive guide Dani and me. Dani is an instructor and have around 3000 dives and he knows the dive spots very well Puerto area. I have dived with him about 30 times before in Puerto.
Our reliable boat man Elinel. He doesn´t use GPS, but he has landmarks for every dive spots and he finds the places as well as GPS. Elinel has also nick name "human GPS".
Then to dive.
There are always lots of different kind reef fishes in Crossing. Especially red tooth trigger fishes.
More fishes.
Hard coral.
Frog fish hiding.

Dive #: 228
Date: 25.8.2012
Place: Philippines, Puerto Princesa, Maris Rock
Depth: 23,4m Average: 15,2m
Dive time: 48min
Visibility: 8-12m
Sea Temperature: +30C

Equipment
Bottle: 12L/200bar (air) Wetsuit: No wetsuit, shorts + sleeveless Weight: 5Kg

Lots of soft corals.
Jav fish was at home again.
Fan corals
More fan corals.
Two relax dives. On the first dive I saw also turtle. During the both dives I had some problems with my camera and it didn´t work properly. When I switched on the camera the screen was just black and nothing happened. I also didn´t get any photos about the turtle.

Regards,
Mika

2 comments:

  1. OMG I thought Puerto Princesa's corals were all dead. This blog is an eye opener makes me wanna visit Puerto Princesa again and try diving :-D

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  2. Hi,

    There are many kind of corals in Puerto Princesa area. Also many kind of fishes. I have dived in Puerto around 50 dives and it´s not bad at all. There are also rays, sharks, big schools of barracudas, etc. Just use search in this my blog on the right side and write key word Puerto Princesa.

    Cheers,
    Mika

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