The Toothpaste Nudibranch 

One of the most common nudibranch that you can see in Puerto Galera is the Willan's Chromodoris.

The Willan's Chromodoris is also known as the Toothpaste Nudibranch because it resembles a striped toothpaste. This creature can be seen either alone or in pairs on coral reefs staying on rubbles and sandy areas. They can grow up to three (3) centimeters and they can be found in depths from two (2) to thirty (30) meters. This beautiful creature are usually brilliantly coloured which also acts as a deterrent against predators.

Ino Garcia Pausanos
Scuba Diving Instructor

Sunday, September 9, 2012 8:44:00 PM
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The Tassler Scorpionfish 

One of the most common fish to see in the coral reefs of Puerto Galera is a Scorpaenopsis oxycephala, otherwise known as the Tassler Scorpionfish.

The tassled scorpionfish is a carnivorous fish,they also have venomous spines same as the stonefish and lionfish. This fish can grow up to thirty-six (36) centimeters in leangth and it can have different colors. The adult tassled scorpionfish are bearded with a few tassles below the mouth and that is where this fish got its name. They are normally seen on coral reefs ranging from one meter to thirty-five (35) meters underwater. Most often they look like rock that is why sometimes people accidentally thread on their venomous spines wich causes painful injury.
Now can you see where the tassled scorpionfish is???
Ino Garcia Pausanos
Scuba Diving Instructor


Friday, September 7, 2012 10:37:00 PM
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Indio I 

Indio I

Indio I is a band that was formed in 1994, to bring reggae music to a new level. They launched their first album in 1998 under Star Records. Songs like "Di Mo Lang Alam", "S on My Chest", and "Earth to Man" can still be heard over the radio and at the beach bars up to this very day. Upon penetrating the local music scene, the band was given recognition by award-giving bodies and networks. At the 1997 NUROCK Awards, indio i garnered 8 nominations, and at the 1998 Katha Awards, the band brought home the Best Reggae Song Trophy for "Di Mo Lang Alam". Since their inception indio i has performed in some of the hottest nightspots and the most beautiful beaches in the country

Friday, September 7, 2012 1:25:00 PM
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Diving is sweeter the 8th time around 

We Coco Divers at Coco Beach Island Resort often have Divers who keeps coming back because they enjoy the resort for its friendly people and also because of the diving.

Here is Pia and Jann diving with us and exploring one of the three wrecks that you can explore at a dive site called Sabang Wrecks. Pia and Jann have returned to Coco Beach and diving with Coco Divers for the 8th time in the past 7 years.

Ino Garcia Pausanos
Scuba Diving Instructor

Friday, September 7, 2012 1:49:00 AM
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The Tiera Batfish 

One of the common fish that you will encounter at Puerto Galera specially at the dive site called Sabang Wrecks and M/V Alma Jane are the Batfish. There can be a big school of them on this sites and they swim closer to the divers.

One of the family of the batfish, which is a bit hard to find, is theTiera Batfish also known as a Longfin Batfish. This fish can grow up to a maximum length of 60 centimeters. They have long dorsal fin that becomes shorter as they grow older.  They are very peaceful and social fish and can form a school with other fish. Divers can easily swim closer to them without scaring them away, that is how social they can be.

Photo taken by Ino Pausanos

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 10:32:00 PM
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