Muck diving -searching for small marine life on the sub-straight- has become increasingly popular over the past years. A dream for macro photographers and lovers of the weird and wonderful, Asia has some fantastic muck diving sites to be explored. We have combined two of our favourite such destinations in the Philippines to create a critter-filled safari.
See the full trip details below.
Upon arrival in Manila the team from Buceo Resort will meet you and accompany you to the resort (about a 2.5-hour drive away). Here you will be met by friendly staff and shown to your air-conditioned en suite bungalow with sea and sunset views from the private terrace. The resort has an excellent restaurant which offers buffet style and a la carte menus, combining local and international flavours to suit all pallets. There is also a fully stocked bar with good cocktails and outstanding sunset views as well as two gorgeous infinity pools.
Buceo Resort is conveniently located with access to over 50 dive sites, many of them known for top-quality muck diving. Some of the most sought after critters frequent the area including flambouyant cuttlefish, several species of frogfish, seahorse and octopus including the bluering. One can spot many types of crabs and shrimps, eels and reef fish living amoungst the colourful coral in the area.
After a great week diving in Anilao, you travel to Dauin, to Atmosphere Resort. Conveniently located on the coast of Negros Oriental, this resort offers access to Apo, Siquijor and Balicasag Islands as well as the famous muck diving sites along the black sand slopes of Dauin province. The surrounding islands offer lush coral gardens and walls, while the muck diving around Dauin is surely some of the best you’ll find anywhere in the world with critter and invertebrates in abundance, making this ideal territory for photographers.
Atmosphere resort itself offers little touches of luxury, but in a modest and relaxed manor. Rooms have traditional style thatched roofs but boast beautifully designed interiors. The resort has been designed with the environment in mind and solar-heated water for showers and offers eco-friendly cosmetics for guest use. The pool is shaded by overhanging palms and the beach bar offers a range of evening sundowners.
After a week in this luxuarious resort, spotting some of the most rare and facinating critters, you head back to Manila to catch your flight home.
Enquiry for Muck and Macro Diving Safari │ Philippines
Phone: 0117 369 0443
Canningford House, 38 Victoria Street, Bristol, BS1 6BX