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Category Moray eels
Phylum CHORDATA
Class ACTINOPTERYGII
Order ANGUILLIFORMES
Family MURAENIDAE
Species Callechelys species
Common Name Harlequin Snake Eel
Locality Cebu. Mactan Island. Punta Enga?o. Philippines. 20 m. 2006
Photographer Guido Poppe
Picture ID 942360

Dive Point Information

Name Coral 1 Point.
Location Cebu. Mactan Island. Punta Enga?o. Philippines.
Date December 20, 2006
Latitude 10 19 39.02 N
Longitude 124 2 36.97 E

Dive Information Detail

Deepest Experience Not record
General Remarks Site At the very northern point of Punta Engano, Mactan Island. In front of Coral Point condiminium where Philippe and Guido Poppe live today (2006).
Facilities for Divers The boats from Mactan Island will take you there on demand.
Type of Bottom A small shallow with green algae, sand bottom with coral and rock boulders. The drop-off starts at about 10 m and is vertical.
Marine Life Good for nightdives, not much to see during the day. Very spectacular gorgonians and soft corals and sponges with a wide variety in nudibranches, shells and crustacea.
Visibility 6 to 15 m.
Currents Sometimes very violent, because of the extreme point of Punta Engano where currents are always heavy.
Level Recreational when accompanied. Advanced for nightdives.