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We Are Ghostpipe Fish Family, Dauin, Philippines We Are Ghostpipe Fish Family, Dauin, Philippines
divehappy - 17 days 4 hours ago.
We Are Ghostpipe Fish Family, Dauin, Philippines – image © Chris Mitchell Finding one ornate ghostpipe fish is pretty special. Finding a family of three ghostpipe fish is awesome, particularly in this delicate display of spectral white. While Dumaguete is mainly famous for Apo Island as a dive destination, Dauin – the stretch of coastline along the mainland – is hugely rewarding as a nursery for many marine critters. (Dauin, 2010) The post We Are Ghostpipe Fish Family, Dau...
Kuda Giri Wreck, Maldives Kuda Giri Wreck, Maldives
divehappy - 23 days 12 hours ago.
Kuda Giri Wreck, Maldives – image © Chris Mitchell This is a no-name shipwreck sitting upright on the bottom of the seafloor next to the Kuda Giri pinnacle in the Maldives’ south Male atoll. It’s the idea you have in your mind’s eye of what a wreck should look like – a real ship covered in coral and fish life rather than a twisted wreck of metal The post Kuda Giri Wreck, Maldives appeared first on Dive Happy....
Evil Clownfish, Maumere, Indonesia Evil Clownfish, Maumere, Indonesia
divehappy - 2/26/2019 9:00 AM
Evil Clownfish, Maumere, Indonesia – image © Chris Mitchell I feel the truth needs to finally told about clownfish. Finding Nemo is fake news. Clownfish are not cute – they are actually aggressive hoodlums that will go for the eyes if you get too near their home anenome turf. Fearless against intruders that are thousands of times bigger than them, don’t be surprised if you feel a clownfish thumping into your mask if you get too close. This photo was taken at the end of a K...
Fan Corals and Diver, Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand Fan Corals and Diver, Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand
divehappy - 2/19/2019 9:00 AM
Fan Corals and Diver, Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand – image © Chris Mitchell Unarguably the best dive site in Thailand, Richelieu Rock is a horseshoe-shaped sea mount that harbours all kinds of life within its walls and attracts big pelagics outside them. There is also spectacular coral life with fans and soft corals growing in abundance all over the Rock. (Thailand, 2011) The post Fan Corals and Diver, Richelieu Rock, Similan Islands, Thailand appeared first on Dive Happy...
Jacks At The Table, Hafsa Thila, Maldives Jacks At The Table, Hafsa Thila, Maldives
divehappy - 2/05/2019 9:00 AM
Jacks At The Table, Hafsa Thila, Maldives – image © Chris Mitchell While corals in the Maldives have been badly hit by El Nino and other climate events, the fish life is abundant with big schools of fish a common sight. Hafsa Thila is one of the most popular dive sites in the Maldives for just this reason. (Maldives, 2011) The post Jacks At The Table, Hafsa Thila, Maldives appeared first on Dive Happy....
Diver with hard corals, Tubbataha Reef, Philippines Diver with hard corals, Tubbataha Reef, Philippines
divehappy - 1/29/2019 9:01 AM
Diver with hard corals, Tubbataha Reef, Philippines – image © Chris Mitchell More famously known for its vertiginous walls and the chance of seeing Big Stuff, the UNESCO-protected Tubbataha Reef also has a smorgasbord of healthy corals in the shallows (Tubbataha Reef, 2015) The post Diver with hard corals, Tubbataha Reef, Philippines appeared first on Dive Happy....
Incoming Manta Rays, Rangali Madivaru, Maldives Incoming Manta Rays, Rangali Madivaru, Maldives
divehappy - 1/22/2019 9:00 AM
Incoming Manta Rays, Rangali Madivaru, Maldives – image © Chris Mitchell To see one manta ray is lucky, to see four of them sweeping over your head only inches your way is a life-defining moment. Rangali Madivaru is one of the many manta ray cleaning stations in the Maldives that, if you get lucky and stay very still, the mantas will go about their lives as if you’re not there. (Maldives, 2011) The post Incoming Manta Rays, Rangali Madivaru, Maldives appeared first on Dive Happy...
Cenderawasih Bay – Whale Shark Capital Of The World Cenderawasih Bay – Whale Shark Capital Of The World
divehappy - 9/05/2012 11:31 AM
If you want prolonged, up-close encounters with the majestic but usually elusive whale shark, the biggest fish in the world, Cenderawasih Bay in remote far eastern Indonesia is the place to go Whale Sharks underneath Bagans (Fishing Platforms) at Kwatisore, Cendrawasih Bay, Indonesia Indonesia’s Cenderawasih Bay has become increasingly famous as a dive destination over the last couple of years thanks to the possibility of spectacular encounters with whale sharks. Appearing en masse at the floati...