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Posts Tagged ‘ocean’

Curious Thresher

Curious Thresher

Monad Shoal, near Malapascua Island, the Philippines “Curious Thresher“ We jumped off the dive boat from Evolution Dive at Malapascua Island at about 6:15 in the morning. We had enjoyed a glorious sunrise during the half-hour ride to the site, interspersed with cool showers as the breeze picked up the spray from our boat smacking […]


Flamboyant

Flamboyant

(Two photos of flamboyant cuttlefish.) We came across a number of flamboyant cuttlefish in the Lembeh Strait. This is a very small beastie; the ones we saw were 2 to 4 inches long. It adopts bright, almost pulsating shades of red, purple, and pink with that distinctive yellow border when disturbed.


Diving is Fun

Diving is Fun

HDR image of a dive boat pulled up on the beach. A sign facing outward beneath the boat’s awning read “Diving is Fun with Siladen Resort and Spa.” In morning and evening the glossy paint on that boat picked up the sun and seemed almost to glow. The neat beach, colorful ocean, boats moored nearby, and the volcanic island Manado Tua in the background just made the scene more appealing.


Horses in the Sand

Horses in the Sand

(Two photos of common seahorses) Seahorses are pretty common in the Lembeh Strait. They are often seen just out on the sandy bottom, with nothing nearby to which they might plausibly attach.


On the Beach

On the Beach

HDR image of the beach at Siladen Island, Indonesia, with a lounging platform, hammock, and clear view of the open sea beyond.


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