Monday, December 16, 2013

Diving at Crossing and Maris Rock in Puerto Princesa, Philippines

I had a diving day in Puerto Princesa. Here is something from our dives. Our dive guide was Dani, who is also instructor. Other divers were local guy Jonathan, French Sarah and me.

Dive #: 241
Date: 6.12.2013
Place: Philippines, Puerto Princesa, Crossing
Depth: 18,9m Average: 16,1m
Dive time: 54min
Visibility: 20m
Sea temperature: +30C


Equipment

Bottle: 12L/200bar (air)  Wetsuit: No wetsuit, only shorts and sleeveless  Weight: 5Kg
Camera: Canon PowerShot G15 + Ikelite´s housing  Computer: Suunto Stingray

Dive Center: Moana Dive Center

Price: 3300P / 2 dives including equipment

Our first dive spot was Crossing. Let´s dive!

In the beginning we saw black ribbon eel.
Nudibranch couple.
School of yellow striped snapers.
More snapers.
Blue-spotted stingray on the sandy bottom.
Flat worm.

Dive #: 242
Date: 6.12.2013
Place: Philippines, Puerto Princesa, Maris Rock
Depth: 20,1m Average: 13,1m
Dive time: 52min
Visibility: 6-10m
Sea temperature: +30C


Our second dive spot was Maris Rock. Visibility in Maris is not so good usually, but there is many times interesting and not so common creatures. 


Leaf scorpion fish.
Mantis shrimps are always cool to see.
School of striped cat fishes.
Pipe fish on the bottom.
Porcypine fish try to be bigger than it really is.
Talking to me?
Very small pygmi sea horse. Difficult to take good picture, because the sea horse is only like 1cm.
Huge fan coral.
That´s me in the safety stop. 
It was great to dive after few months again. Hopefully next dives come soon.

Regards from Manila,
Mika

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