There are few places in the world where you can see mandarinfish. And even better in Malapascua, Thresher Diver's famous "Randy Mandy" dive will give you mating mandarinfish in their full glory! In the late afternoon we dive Lighthouse, where the rare and psychedelic mandarin fish are virtually guaranteed.
Dusk is a time most people rarely dive. However, it is one of the best times to observe marine life because of the increased feeding and mating activity. So you cannot miss the exotic mating dance of the male and his adoring females.
We regularly see seahorses, scribbled and banded pipefish, juvenile sweetlips, banded sea snakes, huge crabs and sea stars, many varieties of shrimp and occasional frogfish. As day turns into night you should start to catch some interesting nudibranchs and a variety of cephalopods - reef squid, bobtail squid, starry night octopus, the occasional blue-ringed octopus and cuttlefish.
Sea Fan Corals and Pygmy Seahorse, Malapascua Cebu by Emmanuel Buenviaje Jr
Orangutan Crab, Malapascua, Cebu by Emmanuel Buenviaje Jr
male Manfarin Fish Malapascua Island, Cebu Philippines by Emmanuel Buenviaje Jr