After the end of the recent PADI IDC in Moalboal in the Philippines and during the Specialty Instructor training dives we saw some interesting underwater life.
Here are two mandarin fish, having sex on the reef by rubbing against each other. This mating behavior can usually only be observed during dusk dives, the smaller in the front is the female and the bigger one in the back is the male. Picture at Talisay dive site
Nembrotha kurbayana nudibranches, with this picture I'm not sure of the three nudi's are having sex on the reef or if this is part of the so called 'trailing' behavior that some nudibranches display at times. I couldn't find any information that this specific species have this trailing behavior. Picture at Talisay dive site
A mantis shrimp looking outside of his hole. These guy can deliver a massive punch and they easily can crack shells and eat the inside. Picture at Talisay dive site
A single mandarin fish on top of the reef during a dusk dive at Talisay dive site
Green turtle at Talisay dive site
The dive boat above us at Pescador island
Hope you enjoyed the pictures, now it's up to you to come and join us for a couple of dives at Moalboal in the Philippines! Contact me for more information.