7,100 Opportunities
A Guide to finding ‘Your Shot’ in the Philippines
Find ‘Your Shot’ in the Philippines
• Critters
(How to find…)
• Big Fish & Schools
(Where are you)
The Grocery List
XXXXXXXXXX
Prior Booking your trip…
Season
Moon Phase
Habitat
Depth
Time of Day
Water Temp
Shallow Dwellers
Season: Whole Year
Moon Phase: Any
Habitat: Rocks/ Dead Coral
Depth: 2M-5M
Time of Day: 24 hours
Water Te...
Season: Dec-May
Moon Phase: Any
Habitat: Sponge Coral with
Staghorns, Rocks with Crinoid
Depth: 12-20M
Time of Day: Any
Wa...
Marble Season: Whole Year
Moon Phase: Any
Habitat: Rock and Rubble/ Caverns/
Staghorns
Depth: 5-20M
Time of Day: Any
Water...
Preggy Mantis Season: Whole Year
Moon Phase: Three Days before Full
Moon to New Moon
Habitat: Rubble/Sandy Portion
Depth: ...
Brooding
Cardinals
Season: Whole Year
Moon Phase: Three Days before Full
Moon to New Moon
Habitat: Wrecks/ Sea Urchins/ Co...
Mandarins Season: Whole Year
Moon Phase: Any
Habitat: Dead Coral, Staghorns
Depth: 5-10M
Time of Day: Sunset
Water Tempera...
25c Sand dwellers
Season: Feb-Jun
Moon Phase: Any
Habitat: Sandy Portions alongside
coral growth
Depth: 8-25M
Time of Day:...
Holy Grail critter
Season: Nov-May
Moon Phase: Any
Habitat: Soft Coral, Coral Rubble
Depth: 15M-40M
Time of Day: mornings ...
BRO Season: Jan-May
Moon Phase: Any
Habitat: Wall Crevices,
Wreck Tresses, Sandy Portions
Depth: 3-20M
Time of Day: 3-6pm
...
Season: Whole Year
Moon Phase: Any
Habitat: Halimeda, Coral Patches
with trunicates, Soft Corals, Hydroids
Depth: 3-20M
Ti...
Colemans Season: Nov-May
Moon Phase: Any
Habitat: Fire Urchin
Depth: 10-20M
Time of Day: Any
Water Temperature: 22c-27c
Di...
Harleys
Season: Whole Year
Moon Phase: Any
Habitat: Rock and Rubble with
Starfish
Depth: 5-15M
Time of Day: Sunset/Night
W...
Night Dives= Feeding time
So when is the best time to go
critter hunting in the Philippines…
Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Jul Aug Sep Oct
Averag...
Where
to Dive for Critters
Anilao
Dauin
Davao
Mactan
Malapascua*
Moalboal*
Puerto Galera
Romblon
Subic
Imran Ahmad Photo Clinic
Anilao via Mayumi Resorts
Big Fish, Schools & Wrecks
Opportunities
Where
to get the
Big Picture
Turtles
Jackfish Schools
Barracuda School
Sharks
Thresher Sharks
Whale Sharks
Sardine ...
Apo Island, Bohol, Dauin,
Moalboal
Season: Whole Year
Moon Phase: Any
Habitat: Reefs, Soft Coral
Depth: 5M-15M
Time of Day...
Anilao/ Bohol/ Subic / Tubbataha*
Season: Whole Year
Moon Phase: Avoid Full/New Moon
Habitat: Reefs
Depth: 5M-30M
Time of ...
Mactan & Moalboal
Season: Whole Year
Moon Phase:
Avoid Full/New Moon
Habitat: Reefs
Depth: 5M-30M
Time of Day: Daytime
Wat...
Malapascua
Season: Whole Year
Moon Phase:
Avoid Full/New Moon
Habitat: Reefs
Depth: 20M-35M
Time of Day: Sunrise
Water Tem...
Apo Reef/ Malapascua/
Tubbataha*
Season: Whole Year
Moon Phase:
Any
Habitat: Reefs/ Caverns
Depth: 15M-35M
Time of Day: Da...
Donsol/ Oslob/ Southern Leyte
Season: Whole Year
Moon Phase:
Avoid Full Moon/New Moon
Habitat: Reefs
Depth: 15M-35M
Time o...
Malapascua/ Ticao/
Tubbataha*
Season: Feb- May
Moon Phase:
Avoid Full Moon/New Moon
Habitat: Reefs
Depth: 10M-30M
Time of ...
Bohol/ Tubbataha
Season: Jan- May
Moon Phase:
Avoid Full Moon/New Moon
Habitat: Reefs/ Bluewater
Depth: 10M-30M
Time of Da...
Coron/ Subic
Season: Jan- May
Moon Phase:
Avoid Full Moon/New Moon
Depth: 15M-40M
Time of Day: Mornings
Water Temperature:...
Color Burst…everywhere in
Ph
Alternatives…
Siargao
Siargao
Tanon Strait
In Summary
• Philippines is a one stop shop for diving
– Critters
– Bigfish
– Wrecks
– Corals Galore
– Surf
• Can dive all...
My favorite dive place Ph
With ‘Great Fun’ comes
‘Great Responsibility’
Photographers are the Ocean’s Ambassadors to Humanity
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Find 'Your Shot' in the Philippines- 7,100 opportunities

  1. 1. 7,100 Opportunities A Guide to finding ‘Your Shot’ in the Philippines
  2. 2. Find ‘Your Shot’ in the Philippines • Critters (How to find…) • Big Fish & Schools (Where are you)
  3. 3. The Grocery List XXXXXXXXXX
  4. 4. Prior Booking your trip… Season Moon Phase Habitat Depth Time of Day Water Temp
  5. 5. Shallow Dwellers Season: Whole Year Moon Phase: Any Habitat: Rocks/ Dead Coral Depth: 2M-5M Time of Day: 24 hours Water Temperature: 22c-30c
  6. 6. Season: Dec-May Moon Phase: Any Habitat: Sponge Coral with Staghorns, Rocks with Crinoid Depth: 12-20M Time of Day: Any Water Temperature: 22c-26c Difficulty: Medium Meow
  7. 7. Marble Season: Whole Year Moon Phase: Any Habitat: Rock and Rubble/ Caverns/ Staghorns Depth: 5-20M Time of Day: Any Water Temperature: 22c-30c Difficulty: Medium
  8. 8. Preggy Mantis Season: Whole Year Moon Phase: Three Days before Full Moon to New Moon Habitat: Rubble/Sandy Portion Depth: 3M- 30M Time of Day: 24 hours Water Temperature: 22c-30c Difficulty: Medium
  9. 9. Brooding Cardinals Season: Whole Year Moon Phase: Three Days before Full Moon to New Moon Habitat: Wrecks/ Sea Urchins/ Coral Mounds Depth: 10M- 30M Time of Day: 24 hours Water Temperature: 22c-30c Difficulty: Medium
  10. 10. Mandarins Season: Whole Year Moon Phase: Any Habitat: Dead Coral, Staghorns Depth: 5-10M Time of Day: Sunset Water Temperature: 22c-30c Difficulty: Medium
  11. 11. 25c Sand dwellers Season: Feb-Jun Moon Phase: Any Habitat: Sandy Portions alongside coral growth Depth: 8-25M Time of Day: 24 hours Water Temperature: 22c-30c Difficulty: Hard
  12. 12. Holy Grail critter Season: Nov-May Moon Phase: Any Habitat: Soft Coral, Coral Rubble Depth: 15M-40M Time of Day: mornings to late afternoons Water Temperature: 22c-26c Prefers Estuaries Difficulty: Super Hard
  13. 13. BRO Season: Jan-May Moon Phase: Any Habitat: Wall Crevices, Wreck Tresses, Sandy Portions Depth: 3-20M Time of Day: 3-6pm Water Temperature: 22c-30c Difficulty: Medium
  14. 14. Season: Whole Year Moon Phase: Any Habitat: Halimeda, Coral Patches with trunicates, Soft Corals, Hydroids Depth: 3-20M Time of Day: Any Water Temperature: 22c-30c Difficulty: Medium Hairy
  15. 15. Colemans Season: Nov-May Moon Phase: Any Habitat: Fire Urchin Depth: 10-20M Time of Day: Any Water Temperature: 22c-27c Difficulty: Easy
  16. 16. Harleys Season: Whole Year Moon Phase: Any Habitat: Rock and Rubble with Starfish Depth: 5-15M Time of Day: Sunset/Night Water Temperature: 22c-30c Difficulty: Medium
  17. 17. Night Dives= Feeding time
  18. 18. So when is the best time to go critter hunting in the Philippines… Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Jul Aug Sep Oct Average 25c Average 29cColder is when the critters play
  19. 19. Where to Dive for Critters Anilao Dauin Davao Mactan Malapascua* Moalboal* Puerto Galera Romblon Subic
  20. 20. Imran Ahmad Photo Clinic Anilao via Mayumi Resorts
  21. 21. Big Fish, Schools & Wrecks Opportunities
  22. 22. Where to get the Big Picture Turtles Jackfish Schools Barracuda School Sharks Thresher Sharks Whale Sharks Sardine Schools Manta Rays Wrecks
  23. 23. Apo Island, Bohol, Dauin, Moalboal Season: Whole Year Moon Phase: Any Habitat: Reefs, Soft Coral Depth: 5M-15M Time of Day: Daytime Water Temperature: 26-30c
  24. 24. Anilao/ Bohol/ Subic / Tubbataha* Season: Whole Year Moon Phase: Avoid Full/New Moon Habitat: Reefs Depth: 5M-30M Time of Day: Daytime Water Temperature: 26-30c
  25. 25. Mactan & Moalboal Season: Whole Year Moon Phase: Avoid Full/New Moon Habitat: Reefs Depth: 5M-30M Time of Day: Daytime Water Temperature: 26-30c
  26. 26. Malapascua Season: Whole Year Moon Phase: Avoid Full/New Moon Habitat: Reefs Depth: 20M-35M Time of Day: Sunrise Water Temperature: 26-30c
  27. 27. Apo Reef/ Malapascua/ Tubbataha* Season: Whole Year Moon Phase: Any Habitat: Reefs/ Caverns Depth: 15M-35M Time of Day: Daytime Water Temperature: 26-30c
  28. 28. Donsol/ Oslob/ Southern Leyte Season: Whole Year Moon Phase: Avoid Full Moon/New Moon Habitat: Reefs Depth: 15M-35M Time of Day: Daytime Water Temperature: 26-30c
  29. 29. Malapascua/ Ticao/ Tubbataha* Season: Feb- May Moon Phase: Avoid Full Moon/New Moon Habitat: Reefs Depth: 10M-30M Time of Day: Daytime Water Temperature: 26-30c
  30. 30. Bohol/ Tubbataha Season: Jan- May Moon Phase: Avoid Full Moon/New Moon Habitat: Reefs/ Bluewater Depth: 10M-30M Time of Day: Mornings Water Temperature: 26-30c
  31. 31. Coron/ Subic Season: Jan- May Moon Phase: Avoid Full Moon/New Moon Depth: 15M-40M Time of Day: Mornings Water Temperature: 26-30c
  32. 32. Color Burst…everywhere in Ph
  33. 33. Alternatives…
  34. 34. Siargao
  35. 35. Siargao
  36. 36. Tanon Strait
  37. 37. In Summary • Philippines is a one stop shop for diving – Critters – Bigfish – Wrecks – Corals Galore – Surf • Can dive all year round but – Critters, more opportunities during Nov-April – Best Big Fish photographic opportunities in Visayas and Tubbataha – Surf season starts as the monsoon season starts
  38. 38. My favorite dive place Ph
  39. 39. With ‘Great Fun’ comes ‘Great Responsibility’ Photographers are the Ocean’s Ambassadors to Humanity
  40. 40. www,paparazsea.com Enabler/ Backstage Partner…

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