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The last of the diving pics… More turtles!

Part 4

I know, I know, wasn’t this a running blog?

We’ll get back to the running soon (I have been taking a bit of time off to see if this hip gets better), but until then, the last of our diving pictures (videos are currently being uploaded on youtube, so that will be next!).

Panagsama Beach – Moalboal, Cebu

An orangutan crab!  How cool is that!

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Another pretty sea cucumber!  (This one was about 2 feet long.)

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A big sea urchin in hiding…  (There were a lot of them in Panagsama.)

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More pipefish!

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TURTLE!!!!   See the cute remoras on top of it?

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Karl and the turtle!

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The remoras are now on the bottom!

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I think this is a stone fish?  One of the creepiest looking fish I’ve ever seen!

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Pretty sea slug!  I don’t get tired of them!

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Since the blue starfish was a big hit, here’s another one!

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More lionfish too!

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And another orangutan crab (they seem to really like the bubble corals!  We found a lot of them!)

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Now this is for sure the ugliest fish.  Can you spot the stonefish?

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How about now?

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More turtles!

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A brain looking coral…

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And a wart starfish.  Interesting looking, but I wouldn’t call it pretty.

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The turtles warm up my heart…

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Another pretty lionfish!

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More cool looking corals…

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And I found Nemo again!

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Aren’t these little yellow fish adorable?  They were so cute and tiny!

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And of course, more pretty looking fish!

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Karl looking good!

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Me?  Not so much…

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Yes, diving pictures. Again. Yay!

Part 3

Can you tell I loved diving?  (I thought this would be the last installment, but my inability to chose pictures, means I’ll have to post one last one…)

Talisay Wall, Moalboal, Cebu

Pretty fish…

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Another sea slug!

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Pipefish!

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Lionfish – again!  Really, they were everywhere, but that doesn’t make them less exciting!

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The plants and their different colors were beautiful.  The coral reefs are like a garden designed by someone who was high.  No, really.  That’s the best description I have of it for the non-divers reading this!

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Starfish!  This one looks like a marshmallow.

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A moray eel!

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Pretty blue starfish!

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This type of coral looks like a vase, no?

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More plants and starfish…

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Doesn’t this coral look like a little garden full of little blue butterflies?

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More dive pictures!

Part 2

We had a total of 7 dives during this trip, three in Pescador Island, so you won’t see seven different sets of pictures.  But here is more…

Turtle Bay Resort House Reef, Moalboal, Cebu

I was so excited to spot this turtle I wanted to scream!  We only saw one turtle on this dive but it made the whole trip worth it!

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It really was gorgeous!

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A Frogfish!  Can you see it?  Right in the middle of the coral, the white body laying there.  So easy to miss!

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Karl posing next to one of the coral fans.

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So pretty!

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This whole time I’m thinking those balls were eggs, only to be told that they’re “bubble coral” (I doubt that’s the scientific name for it, so feel free to correct me).

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A whole different world out there…

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I love all the little sea slugs!

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More bubble coral!

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Pretty blue fish…

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Another pretty, but solitary fish.

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Ok, so I have no idea what the green thing is.

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More cute sea slugs!

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A sea cucumber!  (The size doesn’t translate well in pictures but it was around 1.5 feet long.)

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Lionfish!

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Forgot what type of fish!  (I really need to buy a book…)

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Starfish!  (It would not be fun to step on one of those…)

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Part 3 to follow…

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A few more pictures of our dives!

Part 1

This whole past weekend was amazing, but left us exhausted.  After having our flight super-delayed by Cebu Pacific (the plane was still in Manila when we were supposed to be leaving Cebu), we got home late on Monday night and spent Tuesday as bums doing nothing.  I did manage to go through all my pictures and load them up on Facebook, because that’s what matters, right?

So I’ll give a full trip detail (spoiler:  this trip came out to be very expensive) soon, but for now more diving pictures.  The diving, by the way?  It was AMAZING.  I’ll upload the videos of a snake, an octopus, the sardine wall, the turtle swimming, the corals on you tube and post them here next, but for now, onto some of my favorite pictures (there were HUNDREDS to choose from, by the way…).

Marine Sanctuary, Moalboal, Cebu

Those black things?  Are a form of starfish even though they look like plants.

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A pretty blue sea slug!

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A starfish giving the finger!

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I found Nemo!

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These plants were amazing, how gracefully they moved underwater…

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Another pretty sea slug!

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Pescador Island, Moalboal, Cebu

This was our second trip there (pictures of the first trip here), and the sardine wall still doesn’t cease to amaze me…  (And OMG the poop!  Fish poop floating everywhere when the sardines were around.)

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Lionfish!  (They weren’t too exciting at this point since we’ve seen so many of them.)

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Do you know what that is?  An octopus!  Just wait until you see the video!

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The blue starfish that I got so excited about in Batangas were everywhere here!

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A sea catterpillar?  Ok, so obviously I don’t know everything I take a picture of.  But we saw these everywhere too.

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Part 2 to come soon…

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