Dive Site: Coral Garden Anda Bohol

Pygmy seahorse at coral garden diving anda bohol philippines banner

Site Overview

Site Type: Scenic reef and macro
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 17MBottom: 25M
Location: The dive site immediately to the west of the Magic Point house reef.

Description

Coral Garden has weird and wonderful creatures from pygmy seahorses to giant cuttlefish, banded seasnakes, all kinds of nudibranchs and colourful reef fish.

Coral Garden presents such a diversity of critters, you’ll probably want to dive it again. (And you can, as it’s the next site over from Magic Point). Critters big and small from cuttlefish to catfish, nudis to nembrothas, seasnakes to seaslugs, and even the pygmy seahorse. The dive starts once you decend from the colourful 5m reef top.

Coral Garden begins over the wall at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

In no particular order, we spotted, a variable thorny oyster.

Variable Thorny Oyster at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

A swarm of juvenile catfish.

Swarm of juvenile catfish at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

Something that at first looks like a prickly seacucumber, but is in fact a Lemon Nudibranch.

Lemon Nudibranch at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

A Tasselled scorpionfish hiding in a cave.

Tasselled scorpionfish at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

Another creature yet to be identified.

Not sure if it's a nudi or something else at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

A pair of Kubaryana’s ‘green dragon’ Nembrothas.

 

Kubaryanas Nembrothas at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

A lonesome Pyramid Butterflyfish on leather coral.

Pyramid butterflyfish in leather coral at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

A bunch of anemones feeding in the steam.

Some kind of anemone at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

A banded seasnake slithers by below.

Banded sea snake at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

A featherstar with lemon nudis.

Featherstar with Lemon Nudibranchs at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

Finally, the pygmy seahorse, shot without any special macro lens.

Pygmy seahorse at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

A big cuttlefish comes to see what all the fuss is about.

Cuttlefish at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

Some lemon damsels hover above the hard corals.

Lemon damsels around hard coral at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

And back up at 5m on the safety stop we are entertained by anthias in the blue water.

Anthias above the reef with coral in the foreground at Coral Garden diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit