So after a day of rest this morning the ears felt so much better and on this mornings agenda for me were two dives, one on each of the Kilima Bay and Balaytigue dive sites.
The first dive was Kilima Bay a reef dive with the promise that there are normally thresher sharks seen in this area so to keep your eyes peeled into the blue. The dive brief was to not use torches and to keep flash photography to a minimum to prevent scaring off the thresher sharks who have eyes very sensitive to light due to normally hunting at depth.There was plenty to see as we toured around the reef with corals and plenty of life on the reef. Unfortunately as happens occasionally the thresher sharks decided that his morning was going to be the morning that they had off this week so didn't show but some great macro photo opportunities were found on the reef instead including shrimps, crabs and nudibranch.
The second dive of the day was Balaytigue, a wreck dive. A sunken passenger ferry broken into sections laying down the reef with the deepest part at around 27m. The wreck was alive with all manner of life with something to suit all and as well as being coated in corals was also surrounded by them.
Nudibranch to Scorpionfish, Sea snakes to large schools of bat fish were all to be found here and you didn't have to look hard to find them either.
This is a wreck that you could easily come back and dive a second time as you will certainly see more but alas for us tomorrow is travel day as we move down to Dumaguete so no more dives today as we have a flight tomorrow so now we need to dry and pack gear and get ready for the move.
Written by Rick Smith
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