Saturday, August 24, 2013

Look what our Divemaster Paul spotted at East Garden!

The Hairy Frogfish surely looks like its' name - Hairy! The "hairs" are actually fleshy extensions covering the whole of its body resembling hairs. The hairy frog fish is also known as striated frog fish and can when necessary change colour to help blend into the environment and hide. This adoption takes anything between 2 -5 weeks to complete. 

All frogfishesAntennarius hispidus is a voracious carnivores which will devour all right-sized prey that passes within reach, usually other fishes but sometimes, even its own kind. It can swallow prey its own size. Hairy frog fish has also been seen to stalk prey along the bottom....

If you have ever seen a frog fish swim you will have noticed how poor swimmers they are. They would mostly move by "walking" along on the bottom. 

Males grow to sizes of 12 cm, females to 25cm, so based on the previous information : a male who is trying to find a new partner, needs to be cautious as the females can literally swallow a partner she does not fancy!..... talk about a hard dating system :)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Exotic Malapascua - What do people think?

We would like to thank everybody who has been writing in our Exotic dive center guestbook. It always puts a big smile on our faces when we go through it.

Here are two of them

Thanks again for all the great reviews, we surely appreciate them! See you soon!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pusoy and Alfi are back at Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort!

Alfi and Pusoy outside Malapascua Exotic island dive resort

                                                      The boys are back in town!! 

Alfi and Pusoy just returned after a period of time on Kerikite where they have been helping out with our new resort! But we all have to dive, right?! So here they are again -as eager as always to show you around the beautiful waters surrounding Malapascua!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Yes! We swam! - Exotic FinaTHON 2013 we didnt reach $3000 but we made $500! 
We want to thank everybody who donated, cheered, sent lovely messages and 
the swimmers who took the plunge and swam with us to END shark finning!

This is how it went:
At 4pm on 31st July enthusiastic swimmers from Exotic Island Dive Resort staff took Exotic 5 dive boat out to the our house reef and made a race back to the beach! There were 17 brave swimmers who battled the waves and went SWIMMING TO END FINNIG. And as expected in a country having 7107 islands they sure knew how to swim!

Here is everyone before in the water minutes before we took of!

It was a great swim and race and the Champion of our FINATHON was Tito, one of our valued boatcrews working for Exotic. Congratulations!

Note: We were aiming to give away a diving price if we reached our goal of $3000....
 - We are still giving away a diving price and if your one of the winners, you will get an email very shortly!