Welcome to CritterWatch!

critter noun: crit·ter \ˈkri-tər \ – a peculiar, unusual and frequently tiny marine creature of immense fascination to scuba divers

A weekly review of weird and wonderful sightings at Mike’s Dauin Dive Resort.

Everyone likes to see the big and spectacular marine creatures like whales, sharks, mantas, turtles and the like. Who doesn’t? However, not every dive is blessed with a visit from one of these magnificent animals, and when you start to cast your eyes downwards to the sand, grass, rocks or corals, you may see (with the help of our excellent guides….) some pretty small, but nonetheless spectacular creatures. These are critters, and the shores of Dauin and Apo Island are literally crawling with them.

Each week, we will share with you some of the many sightings of the beautiful, the not-so-beautiful, and the frankly weird critters to be found just under the waves. Please enjoy, comment, like and share!

Ambon Crinoid Shrimp