Muck Diving

    Angel Window Pulau Lembeh, Indonesia

    Angel Window is one of the most popular of the Lembeh island sites, this is a twin-peaked pinnacle that comes within a meter of the surface. A large cave offers a swim-through for divers on the deep end of the pinnacle, from 24 metres down to 32 metres in depth. One side is a Coral slope leveling…

    Beatrice Rock Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

    Koala Dive site, Anilao Philippines

    Daryl Laut Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

    Descending into the Wreck

    Daryl Laut Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

    Mandarin Fish in Mabul Reef

    Mabul House Reef Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    House reef in Mabul is outstanding, either you are in the Sipadan Water Village, in the homestay or in the old oil rig. Usually these places offer free diving here with their packages and is crazy not to use it.You can find lots of lion fishes, crocodile fishes, stone fish, small barracudas, potato…
    Pygmy Seahorse

    Seaventure Dive Platform (Oil… Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Descend down the leg of the Oil Rig onto the sand and explore amongst the rubble and coral for the coolest critters on the planet such as nudibranchs, ribbon eels, frogfish, the amazing pygmy seasorse, shrimps, crabs, crocodilefish, stonefish, scorpionfish and many more macro critter you only…
    Frogfish open wide!

    Seaventure Dive Platform (Oil… Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Descend down the leg of the Oil Rig onto the sand and explore amongst the rubble and coral for the coolest critters on the planet such as nudibranchs, ribbon eels, frogfish, the amazing pygmy seasorse, shrimps, crabs, crocodilefish, stonefish, scorpionfish and many more macro critter you only…
    atop the shallow reef on a stop after a long dive in Sombrero Island

    Sombrero Island Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

    On thesurface, this island resembles a hat underwater, so its profile makethe name Sombrero even more appropriate. The rim of the "hat" stretches a long way underwater from north tosouth. Gorgonians, black coral, shells, turtles, rays, grunts, jacks, snappers, and a great variety of soft corals are…

    Nudi Retreat Pulau Lembeh, Indonesia

    The most heavily-dived site in the strait, this is a lovely Coral amphitheater in the shallows. It turns into a sand slope with encrusted boulders down below and two walls stretching out to either side sporting healthy soft Coral growth right up to only 2 metres in depth. The prime attraction here…

    Jari-Jari Pulau Lembeh, Indonesia

    A continuation of the more popular Jahir, this is a wide expanse of shallow sand littered with Sponges and small bommies. This site has a steep sand slope leading down to an excellent cleaning station occupying a single large rock down at 26 metres. Though not as crowded with critters in comparison…

    Tanjung Kubur Pulau Lembeh, Indonesia

    A newer site also known as Cemetery Point, this is another sand slope with large healthy bommies to the South and excellent Coral gardens to the North. There have been Rhinopias, Pontohi Pygmy Seahorses and Halimeda Ghost Pipefish seen here.
    Ornate ghost pipefish

    Kapalai House Reef Pulau Kapalai, Malaysia

    A remote island no less than a 5 minute boat ride from the diving paradise that is mabul lies an adventurous and diverse marine habitat that will leave your craving for new and exciting sea creatures more than satisfied. Suitable for divers of all levels, Kapalai house reef consists of a sloping…
    Devil Scorpion Fish

    Kapalai House Reef Pulau Kapalai, Malaysia

    A remote island no less than a 5 minute boat ride from the diving paradise that is mabul lies an adventurous and diverse marine habitat that will leave your craving for new and exciting sea creatures more than satisfied. Suitable for divers of all levels, Kapalai house reef consists of a sloping…
    Hairy Squat Lobster

    Kapalai House Reef Pulau Kapalai, Malaysia

    A remote island no less than a 5 minute boat ride from the diving paradise that is mabul lies an adventurous and diverse marine habitat that will leave your craving for new and exciting sea creatures more than satisfied. Suitable for divers of all levels, Kapalai house reef consists of a sloping…
    Leaf Scorpion Fish

    Kapalai House Reef Pulau Kapalai, Malaysia

    A remote island no less than a 5 minute boat ride from the diving paradise that is mabul lies an adventurous and diverse marine habitat that will leave your craving for new and exciting sea creatures more than satisfied. Suitable for divers of all levels, Kapalai house reef consists of a sloping…

    Liloan Dumaguete, Philippines

    Hard and soft corals., excellent coral garden teeming with marine life. Bring your camera ! currents can vary here from none to very fast and powerful. Surface marker buoys recommended.

    Air Manis Ambon Bay, Indonesia

    Air Manis is one of the best muck diving sites in Indonesia.The dive is in the area of a pier which is used to load and unload fishing boats. The pier and its surrounding is full of interesting macro live.In November 2008 several giant frogfish, flmboyant cuttlefish, pipefish, ghostpipe fish,…

    Air Prang Pulau Lembeh, Indonesia

    Air Prang is probably one of the most interesting sites at Lembeh Strait. The name literally means 'War Water', referring to the jetty offering fresh water from an uphill aquifer, exploited by the Japanese during WW2. This is an expansive shallow sand slope, more popular for night diving, especially…

    Batu Kapal Pulau Lembeh, Indonesia

    These are a set of pinnacles off the Northern tip of Lembeh Island. This is the best big fish dive in North Sulawesi, but severe multi-directional currents prevent all but only the most experienced divers from venturing here. The density of schooling fish is staggering, with larger species such as…

    Bimoli wreck Pulau Lembeh, Indonesia

    This is a Japanese WW2 wreck lying in front of what is now the Bimoli cooking oil factory. It was at anchor carrying munitions when it was blown up by torpedoes launched by an attacking US submarine (the USS Swordfish), causing the munitions to blow the aft end completely apart, which now is a pile…

    Bonito Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

    Marine sanctuariy with great marine life.

    California Dreaming Pulau Lembeh, Indonesia

    A stunning site. This is a seamount out from the island of Pulau Putus. Twin peaks with a rubble/sand flat in between, the shallows are good for giant Frogfish and Boxer Crabs and there is a busy cleaning station which offers much to see, including Leaf Scorpionfishes. The Coral slopes down on both…

    Cathedral Rock Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

    Cathedral Rock is one of the most popular dive sites in the area. Approximately23 meters off Bagalangit Point lies a giant rock formation that looks like a roofless underwateramphitheatre. Originally barren, the Cathedral has been seeded with corals from other sites and now it is home to Moorish…

    Crocodile Avenue Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Nice muck dive. Crocodilefish, Seahorses, Snake eel, Ghost fish... A very nice dive for macro.

    Divers Loge Lembeh House Reef Pulau Lembeh, Indonesia

    The main attraction at the House Reef of Divers Lodge Lembeh is a area with a lot of coral debris in a depth of about 6m which is inhabited by a large number of Mandarin fish. They are most active during dawn.On the deeper parts of the reef there are also other interesting animals like ornate…

    Eel Garden Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Blue ribbon eels, mantis shrimps, batfish...

    House Reef Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Muck dive, looking for camouflaged creatures: Seahorses, Ghost pipefish, leaf fish etc.
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    Hukurila Canyon Ambon Bay, Indonesia

    Hukurila Canyon is a site on the sout coast of Ambon.The dive starts through a canyon which ends in a nice big cave with nice fans, coral and sponges. After the canyon and the cave the dive continues with a wall.In terms of landscape this is IMHO the nicest site on the south coast.
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    Laha Ambon Bay, Indonesia

    Laha / Twilight zone is a muck diving site in the bay of Ambon, Indonesia.The site offers a wide range of macro creatures, frog fish, some bat fish, many moray eels and a shoal of scatfish.Since this site is under some piers where fishing boats are loaded and unloaded it can get very load under…

    Layag-Layag Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

    Pelagics, Nice corals. This dive site is known cos you have good chances to meet the spanish dancer seaslug.
    Nudy in the wall

    Lobster Wall Pulau Mabul, Malaysia

    Nice wall with a cave full of lobsters. Same inhabitants than the other dive sites.

    Mainit Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

    Malajibomanoc Island Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

    Marine Sanctuary. Jacks and snappers shoals. There is also an hot spring near 20m deep!
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    Maluku Divers House Reef Ambon Bay, Indonesia

    The house reef of Maluku divers is located in front of the dive base in a village named Latuhalat on the south coast of Ambon.This dive spot is also a very good site for night diving. If you're lucky you might spot a very curious octopus on this site (for about 15min it put up big big show for us).…

    Mandarin Valley Pulau Kapalai, Malaysia

    A dreaming site for underwater macro photographers!

    Mapating Rock Anilao and Batangas, Philippines

    This open reefis for experienced divers only and its exploration requires help from local dive guides. The rockitself is surrounded by a fairly shallow area at about 12 meters, ending in a series of drop-offs running down to about 20 meters or more. Beware of the strong currents. Whitetip and Grey…

    Mawali Wreck Pulau Lembeh, Indonesia

    This is the most popular wreck in the strait, this huge 70 metres long WW2 Japanese freighter lies on her side between 17-30 metres depth and offers a Coral-encrusted oasis.. It was scuttled and sank by USS aircraft in 1944. The Malawi now lies on its port side between 15 to 30 m deep.This is an…

    Nudifalls Pulau Lembeh, Indonesia

    Nudi Falls is one of the best known sites at Lembeh Strait. One of the three most-dived sites (along with Nudi Retreat & Hairball), a colourful sheer miniwall with a rock pile below, then a sand slope, leveling out into the main channel of rubble sprouting a forest of large soft Corals. Scenically…

    Pantai Parigi Pulau Lembeh, Indonesia

    Pantai Parigi is something different, this site has a healthy reef in the shallows, then a gentle white sand slope that is a good alternative to the predominantly black sand elsewhere along the strait. A superlative location for small Crustaceans, especially commensal species (commensalism is a…

    Pulau Putus Pulau Lembeh, Indonesia

    Inside a bay is a beautiful Coral and sponge garden in sheltered conditions. It offers a steep reef with good visibility. Nice corals, rare critters, and also some cleaning stations. The scenery itself is the highlight, though larger Rays (Devil and Eagle Rays) are seen from time to time, together…