Dive Site: Magic Oceans House Reef Anda Bohol

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Site Overview

Site Type: Scenic reef and macr
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 17MBottom: 22M
Location: The Magic Oceans House Reef is due south of the steps of Magic Oceans, about 60m offshore and extends east and west by about 80m.

Description

Magic Oceans House Reef is a macro paradise with Helgardas, Nembrothas, and other nudibranchs, plus seastars and featherstars amongst pristine corals.

The house reef dive starts from the steps in front of the dive centre.

Ailyn our dive guide at Magic Oceans House Reef diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

Within about 20m offshore it’s deep enough to don fins and fin to the edge of the reef about another 50 m out to sea. Before the reef edge proper, there are ‘hedgerows’ of branching coral.

Hedgerows of branching corals at Magic Oceans House Reef diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

Towards the west, the house reef is like half a bowl with large curved and sloping walls down to a sandy bottom.

The terrain has a great diversity of cover, from branching corals, to coating corals and blue coral.

Coating coral and blue coral at Magic Oceans House Reef diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

And like your grandmother’s best bone china, the large sheets of coral have no chips or cracks!

Crinkled sheets of blue coral at Magic Oceans House Reef diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

There are soft corals too: complete with their own little shrimp!

Symbiotic shrimp in a soft coral at Magic Oceans House Reef diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

The terrain variety provides locations for all sorts of critters: seastars,

Variant Warty Seastar at Magic Oceans House Reef diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

a very special little nudi – the Betangas Halgerda, …

Batangas Halgerda at Magic Oceans House Reef diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

Batangas Halgerda at Magic Oceans House Reef diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

 

Featherstars, including this juvenile,

Juvenile featherstar at Magic Oceans House Reef diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

And this Harlequin Nembrotha.

Chamberlain Nembrotha at Magic Oceans House Reef diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit

Grabbing a few good photos – was like shooting fish in a barrel – well literally.

Shooting fish in a barrel at Magic Oceans House Reef diving Anda Bohol in the Philippines by Diveplanit