Dive Tales Tubbataha Reefs – Day 4

14 April 2009

Dive 1, 7:30, Delsan Wreck

We went a way back from the wreck, to the point where our boatman said it was a different dive site altogether! But the drift was so strong, we ended up in the wreck at the end. Saw long lines, and coral was dangling from under one of them. Nice turtle interaction and wonderful schooling jacks at the end of the dive near the surface.

Delsan wreck full of schooling jacks or trevallies.

Delsan wreck full of schooling jacks or trevallies.

Dive 2, 16:30, Delsan Wreck

Viz was not great, but made lovely light rays, so all subjects had a nice soft sunburst – the surface fan coral with crinoids, different types of coral outcroppings.

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