Have you ever wondered how many kinds of crabs and shrimps are around Amed and Tulamben area? Well, there is a lot! If some of them can be spotted easily during the day, others are only visible when hunting at night. So if you are interested into crustaceans you should definitely consider going night diving, this is where you’ll have your mind blown. This week we had night dives almost everyday and our crab lovers were delighted!
Durind the day we are very likely to spot already a nice variety of these shelly creatures. Peacock and Tiger Mantis Shrimp, Skeleton Shrimp, Cleaner and Blue Cleaner Shrimps, Banded Coral Shrimps, Squat Shrimps and off course the beautiful Harlequin Shrimp are all more or less viewable on a regular basis if you slow down a bit and start to look closer. When it comes to crabs, the party is not over, Pocelain crabs hidden inside anemonas, Flat Rock Crabs, Guards Crabs, an impressive diversity of Coral Crabs, Crinoid Crabs or others that are found riding sea Orchin.
At night, it comes easily to spot some of them as it is their hunting time. Two big advantages of night diving? First crustaceans are active at the hunt. This means you’re more likely to see them, their preys and their predators, the delightful octopuses. Sponge and Decorator Crabs will literally grow sponge or soft coral on their shell to hide in the reef and are almost impossible to see during the day.
But at night a walking sponge should definitely attract your attention and you’ll barely contain. Some others pretend there are a coral like the Hydroid Crab. Second big advantage you have, their eyes turn red when passing your light over. Two shiny red dots in the darks. You know you got something.
We have all of these and many more to offer at TwoFish Amed, come and visit us for an unforgettable experience.