We took a second underwater photography trip to the Philippines in March, 2023, this time to Dumaguete.
Dumaguete is the capital of the province of Negros Oriental on the island of Negros, southest of Luzon. Dumageuete has four marine protected areas covering 104 hectares that host over 200 species of fish.
We stayed at Atmosphere in Dauin at the southeast tip of Negros Island. Volcanic Apo Island lies 7km offshore and is surrounded by a marine reserve. It is ringed by coral reefs, giving us an area of wall diving as a break from muck diving.
Atmosphere's dive shop specializes in muck diving and has great support for underwater photographers. The food and facilities are excellent as well. And you can set up explorations of Negros Oriental, with its mountains, hot springs, waterfalls, and bird life.
Atmosphere and environs
Nudibranchs and sea slugs
Huna's crithe, Crithe huna
unidentified cowrie, unidentified species
Cock's comb oyster, Lopha cristagalli
Fluted giant clam, Tridacna squamosa
Golden pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima
Upside-down jellyfish, Mastigias papua
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Last modified 21 May 2023