December 15, 2020

Covid Safety on Vacation

COVID-19, Your Safety and Our Safety The way we vacation has changed as a result of COVID-19, but you still get to enjoy all the benefits […]
April 18, 2019
Ghost Pipefish at Salaya Beach Houses in Dumaguete Philippines

Hunt Ghosts Underwater In Dumaguete

New at Salaya: Learn about the amazing ghost pipefishes, in the only Ghost Pipefish Distinctive Speciality Course in the world, held in one of the most […]
September 6, 2018

Almost Time to Get Wet!

Dear readers – we have set out to become skilled and confident underwater photographers. As in, photographers who photograph underwater. So far we have talked about […]
August 30, 2018

Critter of the Month: The Mandarin Fish

One of the most flamboyantly colored fishes you will see on a tropical coral reef (and there is a lot of competition for that title) is […]
August 23, 2018

Science for the Tec Diver: Narked with Meyer-Overton

Simple version: If you dive deep, you will get narked. Slightly more sophisticated version: Nitrogen and oxygen act as narcotic agents; if you dive with air […]
August 2, 2018

Reefs Blessed With Cardinals

The Philippines are a part of the coral triangle, the global epicenter of marine biodiversity. We are blessed with a great number of species of corals, […]
July 26, 2018

Sweet Sweetlips

Among all the fishes we see in Dauin, the sweetlips are special to me, and they are even special in two different ways: Dancers! Firstly, they […]
June 21, 2018

Featured Critter: Fangblenny

If you dive with us in Dauin, you will likely descend along a mooring line. Take a careful look at these thick ropes, and you will […]
April 26, 2018

Eel Gardening Tips

If you dive in shallow water on the right side of the Salaya house reef, or on such famous Dauin dive spots like “Secret Corner” or […]