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Marine Life in El Nido - The Frogfish

Marine life in El Nido – The Frogfish

Marine life in El Nido - The Frogfish The weird looking frogfish is perfect for Digital Underwater Photography as they often don’t move and can stay motionless for hours. If you sign up for the PADI Digital Underwater Photography Specialty course you will learn how to make nice shots of these fascinating creatures. But first you will need to find one! Genus: Antennariidae Depth: up to depths of 100 meters but some of the species can live in the deep sea were natural light is totally absent. Diet: Carnivore Size: can go from a few mm up to 30 centimeters. Lifespan: up to 20 years. The Frogfish...
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Marine life in El Nido – Sea Turtles

Marine life in El Nido - Sea Turtles Marine life in El Nido - Sea turtles - El Nido is still one of those places where you have a good chance to encounter turtles during any of your dives. As the Bacuit bay is a marine protected area turtles have had the chance to live in safe conditions. You will notice that the turtles we encounter are not shy or scared at all when approached during your dive.Genus: Chelonioidea Depth: 1000 meters Diet: Depends upon the species. Some are omnivorous. They can eat a variety of plants and animals. Others love...
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Marine life in El Nido – Clown Fish – Nemo

Marine life in El Nido - Clown Fish - Nemo Marine life in El Nido - Clown Fish - Nemo and his dad, Marlin, are ocellaris clownfish, also called false clownfish. Anemonefish are so-named for the sea anemones in which they make their homes. There are 28 species of anemonefish, and they come in many colors, such as pink, red, yellow, black, brown and multi-colored stripes. If you come and dive with Palawan Divers our dive guides will show you different kinds for sure!Genus: Amphipirion Depth: 20 meters Diet: omnivores, they eat meat and plants. They typically eat algae, zooplankton, worms and small crustaceans. Size:...
marine life in el nido - blacktip reef shark

Marine life in El Nido – Blacktip Reef Shark

Marine Life in El Nido - Blacktip Reef Shark Marine Life in El Nido - BlackTip Reef Shark is easily recognized by the prominent black tips on its fins. They typically attains a length of 1,8 meters.  Don't be scared of them. They are active predators. But only feed on small bony fishes, cephalopods, and crustaceans, and from time to time on sea snakes and seabirds. BlackTip Reef Shark exhibit strong site fidelity. They can remain within the same local area for up to several years at a time. Timid and skittish, they are pretty difficult to approach. Unfortunately, alike most of its species, the Black...
Marine Life in El Nido - Eagle Ray

Marine life in El Nido – Eagle Ray

Marine life in El Nido - Eagle Ray - An Extraordinary Sea Creature. Marine life in El Nido - Eagle ray is the most outstanding Marine life in El Nido. When compared to other members of the same family, these species are contrastingly tranquil creatures.  It is easily recognized by its coloration. It is usually black or bluish, with a lot of small and white spots. To feed it probes the sand with its snout to locate food items (clams, oysters, snails, worms, shrimp, octopus, squid, sea urchins and bony fishes).Genus: Aetobatus Depth: 1 to 80m Diet: carnivore Size: 5 meters in length; wingspan of...
Great Barracuda

Marine Life in El Nido – Great Barracuda

Marine Life in El Nido - Great Barracuda Marine Life in El Nido. The Great Barracuda are well known for their sharp teeth and pointed head, great barracudas can grow up to 2 meters! They are able to swim at over 35 km/h. Bold and curious, barracudas have the creepy habit of following scuba divers around. Because they feed on silvery fish such as jacks, groupers, small tunas, we tend to believe that they blindly attack any shiny object such as regulator or dive computer. But it is wrong. Many divers have proven it by dangling shiny objects in-front of them. They rarely...
Whale Shark in El Nido

Whale Shark in El Nido

Marine Life in El Nido - Whale Shark in El Nido! Yesterday, we met a whale shark in El Nido, near Miniloc Island! And we have been lucky enough to dive with him for 45 minutes with cameras. Whale shark sightings can occur just about anywhere in Bacuit Bay. But this gentle giants are rare animals. So our guests and our team were blessed to encounter him. It's a good opportunity to speak about this fascinating creature! [vimeo 111744905 w=500 h=281]Diving with Whale shark from Palawan Divers on Vimeo. Genus: Rhincodon Depth: 1 to 1800 meters Diet: filter feeder - plankton Size: 14 meters in length; Max weight: 20...
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Marine Life in El Nido – Corals

Marine life in El Nido - Corals - What are they? Marine life in El Nido - Corals - An individual coral is a polyp. It is a very small and simple organism consisting mostly of a stomach topped by a tentacle-bearing mouth. They typically live in compact colonies of many identical individuals. Some polyps species are important reef builders that inhabit Philippines waters. They secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton. Corals are animals related to jellyfish and anemones. Some species polyps extend their tentacles at night to sting and ingest plankton and other small creatures. Most corals obtain...
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Marine Life in El Nido – Seahorses

Marine life in El Nido - Seahorses - Where do we find them? Marine life in El Nido - Seahorses - If you've always wanted to see a seahorse, you should take your chance at some spots in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian ocean and even sometimes in the Mediterranean Sea. Seahorses prefer shallow and relatively warm waters. They hide in sheltered areas such as coral reefs, seaweeds, mangroves and any kind of holes they feel comfortable in. If you decide to come to Bacuit Bay, the night dives are the best way to spot sea horses. Nat Nat is the best dive site to...
marine life in el nido - sweetlip

Marine Life in El Nido – Sweetlip

Marine life in El Nido - Sweetlip : One of the cutest sea life of Bacuit Bay :) Marine Life in El Nido - Sweetlip - This lovely fish is the favorite of many divers because of its beautiful coloration and strange swimming behavior. The young sweetlip will start moving more erratically when it is approached by a potential threat. They say that the juvenile many-spotted sweetlip may mimic poisonous flatworms. This makes them a less attractive target to predators.Genus: Plectorhinchus Depth: 1 to 30 meters Diet: Carnivore Size: max 70 cm for 7 kg Sweetlip - Adult and Juveniles: When they become an adult their...