Our Spanish guests – Jose Mate & Alicia Garcia sent by Viajes Buceo – had the first whale shark sighting of 2011. They were diving at the Copton marine sanctuary on January 15, 2011 when they looked out into the blue and saw the whale shark. Sorry no pictures this time as they did not have a camera.
Most divers by now have heard of the thresher shark cleaning station at Malapascua, Cebu. It is great to get up close to a 3m thresher even if you have to get up in the wee hours of the morning. Now at Pescador Island, we have something really cooool! The huge sardine balls attract threshers and many more predator fish. On December 9, 2010, our group of divers was lucky enough to witness a thresher in action. It dashed in amongst the ball of sardines and with a few quick sweeps of its tail it stunned a few fish which it the n proceeded to feed on them. WOW what a sight. I plan to post the video very soon.