Muck diving is one of the types of diving that is gaining more popularity today. Giving you the opportunity to see the strangest ocean creatures, it is no surprise that many divers and ocean enthusiasts are getting hooked to it.
Lembeh Strait partitions Lembeh and Sulawesi, and is viewed as the ‘Muck diving capital of the world’ with around 35 dive locations to take an adventure to. Lembeh Strait liveaboard diving is ideal for photographers, with the black sands of the zone decreasing glare, and there are a wide assortment of critters to appreciate. Nudibranchs, stargazers, mandarinfish, frogfish, and pipefish are only a couple of the numerous critters found in the strait. The Mawali Wreck, Hairball, Nudi Falls and Angel’s Window dives are top dive spots to visit. There are additionally two World War II wrecks to explore: the Bimoli and Mawali.
Dauin, in the Visayas district of the Philippines, is the fundamental muck diving site in the territory. The sandy slants have pipefish, seahorses, ocean moths, stonefish, and different critters. The encompassing zones of Negros and the Apo Island Marine Sanctuary have an assortment of coral reefs, divider dives, and World War II wrecks to investigate.
Puerto Galera is an outstanding muck diving zone with hairy frogfish, thorny seahorses, flying gurnards, bobbitt worms, mimic octopus and wonderpus. Night diving there is perfect for viewing the critters hunting skills.
Mabul and Kapalai
Mabul and Kapalai lie near world-celebrated Sipadan Island and offer sandy, shallow reefs home to mandarinfish, strip eels, and frogfish. They are muck diving hotspots and are only a 20-minute boat ride from Sipadan’s marine life, including green and hawksbill turtles and going by hammerhead sharks.