It is no secret that we not only pioneered underwater macro photography on this island but also found the first of many species (like Cyerce nigra, Melibe colmani and Sashimi Shrimps) that were ever to be found in the country. We have explored this terrain like no one else with more than 11 years of expertise in scuba diving and underwater macro photography, specifically in Romblon. This is our home and we want to show you what makes it so special.
We are exploring Romblon’s unique dive sites and keep record of all the species we find including such rarities as Butterfly sea slugs like Cyerce nigra, Cyerce sp. (cf. bourbonica), Cyerce elegans, Cyerce sp. 5, Polybranchia ssp. Mourgona sp. 2, Phantom nudibranch (Melibe colemani), Ghost nudibranch (Melibe engeli), Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus pontohi), Severnsi Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus pontohi, previously H. severnsi), Denise Pygmy Seahorse in various color forms (Hippocampus denise) and Hippocampus bargibanti, Braun’s Pughead Pipefish (Bulbonaricus brauni), Glittering pipefish (Halicampus nitidus), Japanese Dragon Shrimp (Anachlorocurtis commensalis), Mimic Shell Shrimp, Chocolate Shrimp, Sashimi Shrimp, 5 types of hairy and algae shrimp, rare octopus, 500+ species of nudibranchs and sea slugs and many more.
It is no overstatement that we are known to make a lot of wishes true, so please feel free to contact us, if you have certain species on your wish list.
THE THREE P’S TOP CRITTERS OF ROMBLON ISLAND
We would like to share with you some of our favorite critters, which we found through years of research and diving around our unique island home. There’s still much more that’s not listed here, but our top Critter list will give you a good start to understand the outstanding biodiversity of Romblon Island. We will be updating the online database step by step.
Blackwater diving is simply spoken a night dive over deep water. This form of scuba diving brings you far off the shore of Romblon Island into the Romblon Pass. Holding onto weighted down lines or diving in the vicinity you can encounter pelagic life forms you cannot see anywhere else. The diurnal migration brings up countless species from deep water close to the surface. You can observe pelagic sea slugs, cephalopods, crustaceans, salps, jellyfish and numerous juvenile fish, crab and shrimp larvae. You can find further information on blackwater critters in our latest blog entry from Linda Ianniello.
Some guests are worried that critters found in Romblon might be too small for their eyes, but rest assure that our experienced spotters can adjust according to your needs. If you prefer to take underwater photos of bigger critters like various octopus species, fish and bigger nudibranchs our team can adjust accordingly. Also if you prefer to shoot tiny isopods and amphipods – that is possible, too. We also offer tours to beautiful dive sites suitable for wide angle photography, but this is not often requested. Please let us know your preferences before the first dive, so we can make sure that all our guests experience the best of Romblon’s div sites.
ACCREDITATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
We are proud of our partners, who collaborate with us to deliver the best in bespoke diving and accommodation.
It is our honour to follow SDI/SSI and PADI standards.