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Days back, I woke up with excitement to find out all the excitation were just a dream.  Yes, diving trip was the scenes in the dream where I happily dip myself into the crystal clear water. Some said, as a diver, once your spine starting to dry up, you will starts to have  narcosis on land. Ok, I’m just exaggerating.

Just before I left my previous company, I was instructed to make a trip to Philippines on business for the very last time. Hence, I packed not only my usual clothes and toiletries, but all my required diving gears. Did a lot of reading and browsing, Anilao the house of marine critters was the location I’ve chosen.

Everything was taken care of, nice isn’t it?

I stayed in Aqua Venture, once of the cheaper accommodation available after not happy with Dive Solana. As for diving, I did it with Anilao Diving. I was happy with every single cents I spent during the trip.

During my 1st dive into the rough tumbling sea (typhoon just made his way few days back), I was actually saying “OMG” with my regulator in my mouth. It was just a shore dive and what I saw under the water was superb despite the poorer visibility. The 1st dive itself, I manage to come across with a big school of barracuda. Amazing.

I was more than happy with what I’ve seen underwater throughout my 3 days stay and very satisfy with the pictures taken with my old F31d without any strobe (cannot afford yet). Although the access to Anilao is not one of the easiest but the other way round, it still worth the effort in making a journey there.

Box Fish & Hidden Lion Fish

Shrimp hidding on the plate/mushroom coral 

Crinoid Crab climbing like spiderman

Ugly looking Moray Eel

Gobby Fish on Giant Clam

Shrimp on Bubble Coral

Pink squat lobster

Assorted Nudibrances EVERYWHERE!!!!

Assorted Nudibrances

Anemone Crab, Neopetrolisthes Maculatus

Thousands of eggs belong to ‘Nemo’ the clown fish

Gobby on sea whip

This blardy gobby was moving so fast up and down this sea whip and while it leads me all the way down towards the sea bed, I was sting by the devil fish who is observing us and ready for battle since we arrived. The lucky part was, I didn’t land on the sea bed but still buoyant even I’m really close to the sandy bottom. Credit should be given to my instructor (Edvin Ng) who trained me well I guess. Experience level – UP.

EVIL Devil Fish who stunk me. %*#)%*@##$)!$*

After checking the damage the devil fish did to my arm was not significant, we proceed further to the highlight of the dive which was the search for Pygmy Seahorse. It was so tiny that without my awesome dive master pointed it with the steel rod, I was not able to spot it at all even knowing it somewhere on the coral. This picture took me ages to get it right. Even got injected with some poison by the devil fish, this whole dive still worth every single minutes of it.

Pygmy Seahorse (tell me you spot it)

Orang Utan Crab

Ribbon Eel

During my trip, there’s a Filipino couple who did their open water certification. We went in the same boat but guided by different dive master. It was nice knowing them. Hope that one day I will be diving with them once again. I was planning to make a visit to Anilao again this year but it seems not happening dy. T.T

Met new friends

Special thanks to my awesome dive master : Dennis Corpuz

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  1. KY

    ahh, diving’s always awesome! btw still remember the dive sites at pulau aur we went to? lol

    February 22, 2011 at 9:06 am
  2. Myhorng

    KY, I’m not sure the project aware was the worst or this Aur was or perhaps equally bad. How to remember????

    February 23, 2011 at 12:06 am
  3. Nava Krishnan

    some much of beauty under water, lovely pictures.

    February 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm
  4. Myhorng

    NK, oh yeah. magnificent

    February 24, 2011 at 10:10 pm
  5. nekomeow

    so nice!! ^^
    i think i will never get a chance to c this myself underwater… (boh tna…) ><

    March 5, 2011 at 11:39 pm
  6. Tian Chad

    Really nice underwater photos taken =)
    Enjoy seeing all the photos!

    August 4, 2011 at 12:40 am
  7. Myhorng

    Ah Meow, just do it with your orang tua.

    Tian Chad, Thanks.

    March 3, 2012 at 10:46 am

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