Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites are out in numbers! Besides the obvious thresher shark bucket list, there’s more to discover! First of all, plenty of nudibranchs. Secondly, don’t forget the sea slugs. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference and a fish id site comes in very handy.

Nowadays fish id sites are almost easier and faster compared to old style photo books.  More importantly, the digital sites seem to be very precise. If you are a Facebook user, try searching for ‘fish id’.  On the other hand, don’t ditch the fish id books immediately. They still remain a welcome source of information. Lots of work and love for the underwater world have gone into them!

Have a look at some of the dive sites around Malapascua here.

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nembrotha milleri at Butong Bato

The Nembrotha milleri is interestingly enough a species of a sea slug. A member of the Doridoidea taxonomic super family nudibranchs. A marine gastropod mollusk in the family Polyceridae.  Moreover, this species was named after the nudibranch enthusiast Michael D. Miller. Certainly a lovely find!

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Tambja olivaria is also a species of a sea slug. Furthermore, just as the Nembrotha milleri, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Polyceridae.  This nudi was found at Ubang-Bato. A great dive site to find nudis!

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

This Pseudoceros bifurcus is actually a flatworm. Moreover it was tiny! It belongs to the Pseudocerotidae family. Another great find at Ubang-bato.

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

This white Hypselodoris bullocki you can find at Quillano. Part of the Duridina sub order and the Chromodorididae family. They can range to various shades of purple. Very beautiful nudis to observe.

Nudibranchs around Malapascua dive sites

A Hypselodoris variobranchia. Also part of the the Chromodorididae family.  At Quillano. Certainly invites you to visit this dive site!

This Nembrotha kubaryana is a beautiful classic. Always a pleasure to meet them. It’s a very colorful sea slug. Another dorid nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk part of the family Polyceridae. Monad shoal, on our way back to the boat after the thresher shark dive.

A diver’s life is like a box of chocolate nudibranchs. You never know what you will get next!

Next PADI IDC starts 29th September 2019 on Malapascua

In addition we add more perks to our program! How about seeing the thresher sharks? Or nudibranchs? Participating in your PADI IDC on Malapascua with us will give you this unique opportunity. Before and after the IDC we give you the opportunity to join us for some free fun diving. This is excluding park fees, tax, boat fees pending on destination and equipment rental if required. Make sure to take advantage of our offer.

If this IDC program is too early for you, we offer more options. Our last PADI IDC of the is scheduled to start 23rd November. Check the schedule for 2020 here.

In addition check out our testimonials and see what previous PADI IDC candidates have to say about our IDC program.

Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or any other question you have about our IDC programs.

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