Anilao Philippines 2019
Staying and diving with Casa Escondida
Above the waterline
Nudibranchs & other Slugs
Anilao is known as macro heaven - nudis are just the start!
Octopus, Squid & Cuttles
The variety of cephalopods is one of the attractions of Anilao - the Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Mimic and Coconut Octopus and of course the Wonderpus
There were plenty of other molluscs worthy of a photo too!
Plenty of eel species around Anilao: morays, snake eels, garden eels, ribbon eels
Seahorses, Ghostpipefish, Pipefish & Dragons
Anilao has several special of ghostpipefish, sea horses, pipefish and shares with Lembeh the Lembeh (or Anliao) sea dragon
Damselfish including Anemonefish
Anilao has a wide variety of Damsel and Anemone fish
Anglerfish (or Frogfish)
Anglerfish are a highlight of any dive in the Philippines
Anilao has a variety of scorpionfish - including Rhinopias, leaf scorpionfish and false stonefish
Wrasse are always among the most diverse and colourful fish in any area; Anilao certainly has as variety.
Angelfish & Butterflyfish
Colourful fish that are synonymous with tropical waters
Gobies, Blennies & Triplefins
Little fish that have the tendency to cuteness. Anilao has a wide variety here are some.
Tobies, Puffers, Filefish and Surgeonfish
Some of the more unusual fish to be found.
Large numbers of fish species to be found including Snappers, Bream, Goatfish, Sweetlips, Cardinalfish, Sandperch, Lizardfish, and many others
There is a range of crabs of varying sizes including hermit crabs
Shrimps & Lobsters
So many shrimps - commensal shrimp on anemones, corals, sea cucumbers, sea stars; mantis shrimp, squat lobsters and lobsters
Corals & Anemones
Anilao is in the Coral Triangle and has an amazing variety of Hard and soft corals, gorgonia fans, sea whips, sea pens and anemones.
So many worms: flatworms, tube worms and other worms.
Everything else - echinoderms, ascidians and of course a turtle