We have made our way over to Dumaguete for the second half of our trip. The first day of dives were great – serious muck diving. Muck diving is where the bottom of the ocean looks like a desert. There is little to no coral and at first glance appears to be quite lifeless. However, the creatures that we’ve come across muck diving are quite unusual and exotic. The sand here in Dumaguete is very brown which makes a decent background to photograph some of these exotic critters. Some of the critters like the painted frog fish are extremely small and hard to find. The one we saw was about the size of a pea. On the other hand some creatures that are normally quite small (like nudibranch’s) are huge here. We saw two large white nudibranch’s yesterday that were the size of a small loaf of bread. They are normally quite small (about an inch or two). Yesterday during dinner we saw a couple local boys take their water buffalo into the ocean. One boy was riding it and the other was leading it around. After dinner there was a large group of locals, young and old, that took a fishing net out into the water to catch some seasonal fish that they hope to sell at the local markets assuming they catch more than they could eat.