Many people have an irrational fear of sharks. Since we dive with them everyday we spend a lot of time reassuring divers that our sharks are not dangerous and actually appear to be gentle and curious! Diving up close with the thresher sharks is usually enough to alleviate any fears divers once had.
For Halloween we’ve collated a few of the creepiest photos of Malapascua’s marine life.
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These eels hide in the sand with only the tips of their head showing. They certainly look pretty creepy, even more so when they appear from the sand and disappear back into it during a night dive!
As ambush predators these ugly fish can cause a shock when you’re eyes adjust and you realise the rock you are looking at has a mouth, eyes and is hungry for its next meal.
An unsuspecting member of this list, their aggressive nature in defending their home earns them a place. Perhaps not creepy but don’t underestimate the mighty clownfish!
Extremely well camouflaged, the scorpionfish is creepy looking, especially coupled with the knowledge of how venemous they are.
Peacock Mantis Shrimp
Scuttling around the seafloor they have mastered the creepy/beautiful balance. This one is protecting a clutch of eggs and with a punch so fast it boils water don’t get too close!