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Category Shrimps
Phylum ARTHROPODA
Class MALACOSTRACA
Order DECAPODA
Family PALAEMONIDAE
Species Periclimenes magnificus
Common Name Magnificent shrimp
Locality Malapascua Island. Chocolate Island. Philippines. 12 m. 2008
Photographer Guido Poppe
Picture ID 967100

Dive Point Information

Name Chocolate Point.
Location Malapascua Island. Chocolate Island. Philippines.
Date October 14, 2008
Latitude 11 18.312 N
Longitude 124 3.649 E

Dive Information Detail

Deepest Experience 15 m.
General Remarks Site Small Island offshore the northern tip of Cebu Island. Looks like a cake coming out of the sea: high and small.
Facilities for Divers Boats from Malapascua will take you there as a daily excursion.
Type of Bottom We dived several times along the south side of the Island. Goes deep fast to 12 m where there is a nice gravel plateau, about 30 m wide. Then starts a gently sloping mud bottom.
Marine Life Very plenty: good fishes, but especially good shells on the gravel plateau, many sea whips, gorgonians and interesting corals on the mud flats deeper.
Visibility 10-15 m.
Currents Moderate to heavy.
Level Recreational when accompanied. Advanced for nightdives.