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Category Sea cucumbers
Phylum ECHINODERMATA
Class HOLOTHUROIDEA
Order ASPIDOCHIROTIDA
Family STICHOPODIDAE
Species Stichopus variegatus
Common Name Variegated Sea Cucumber
Locality Bohol. Cervera Shoals. Philippines. 23 m. 2004
Photographer Guido Poppe
Picture ID 902575

Dive Point Information

Name Cervera Shoals.
Location Bohol. Cervera Shoals. Philippines.
Date July 20, 2004
Latitude 9 29.422 N
Longitude 123 50.641 E

Dive Information Detail

Deepest Experience 23 m.
General Remarks Site Cervera Shoals is a tip of underwater plateau about 12 m deep at the lowest tide, average 20 m deep. Situated not far from Pamilacan Island at about 1 hour from Panglao or Balicasag by banka.
Facilities for Divers The boats from Panglao are used to go there.
Type of Bottom Gravel bottom with sparse coral growth.
Marine Life Not very rich but interesting for the special kind of snake living there. Apart from that a few nudibranches and sparse marine life. Known for big fish, but we didn?t see any on our visit. Gravel bottom fauna. The slopes are spectacular.
Visibility Very clear, about 30 m.
Currents Moderate to heavy.
Level Advanced and professional. Pure open water dive in currents.