Dive Shop Investment
early diving at site
early diving at site
divers swimming

 

proposed dive shop site
proposed dive shop site
view from west of sea water pool with easy dive entrance
view from west of sea water pool with easy dive entrance
sunset with guest playing
sunset with guest playing
proposed hotel plan lower level
proposed hotel plan first level
proposed hotel plan second level
proposed hotel plan roof plan
proposed hotel plan pool level
proposed hotel plan rooms
proposed hotel plan room elevation
proposed hotel plan room front elevation
proposed hotel plan room interior
proposed hotel plan room interior
Dive Shop

We have an opportunity for a dive shop in an unmapped area yet close to major dive sites in the Philippines.
  • Map the nearby reefs for house dives.
  • Famous Puerto Galera dive sites are 30 to 45 minutes away.
  • In addition dive safaris to the Apo reef in Occidental Mindoro can be easily organized.
The dive shop can be a start up or part of the planned Adler Resort operation. Terms are flexible and depend on the requirements of the interested party
A marine survey of the foreshore should reveal a number of possible dive sites A dive shop with accompanying fast dive boat can easily reach fascinating and rewarding dive sites in the nearer surrounding. One can even explore the world famous Apo Reef off the shoreline of Sablayan.
Excerpt of Marine Survey 50 meters out from shoreline:
The coral formations of the property was the same to the offshore reefs in a tropical country; different kinds of corals and an abundance of marine life. The coral formation, though was very impressive for a young reef.  The divers have found Boulder corals that were gigantic, which tickled their fancy.  These Boulder corals is not abundant in the Balayan Bay area, but is striving in the site. There is also an abundance of Table corals.  Table corals thrive in an environment that is characteristic to the property.  Strong surges and currents are two factors that affect the development and health of the Table corals, these two factors that are constant in the property, which is why all the table corals found by the divers were healthy and in good condition.  Table corals are also home for many fishes, which also help in the population growth of the tropical reef of the area.
All in all the divers found the reef healthy and very diverse.  The surge and the current coming from the “habagat” is very beneficial to the different kinds of corals;  “the habagat” helps in the increasing number of the corals as well as making it diverse by bringing other species to the area.  These corals in turn support the fishes with food and shelter, hence, the good health of the  fishes and other marine creatures.
Marine Creatures Commonly Seen in the Area
Common Name  Scientific Name Description

Common Octopus-Octopus vulgaris living in holes and caves, the emerge usually at night to feed on small fishes and crustaceans, which they kill by ejecting a poison through their beaks.  Most were found in R4.

Brittle Star-Ophiothrix fragilis have small disc-shaped bodies, with five long arms that look like lizard tails.  They are carnivorous, feeding on animals like mollusks by turning their stomachs inside out, engulfing their food and pouring digestive juices on it.  The digested food is then swallowed.  Most abundant, found in R4 and R5.

Needle-spined Sea-Urchins Diadema setosum they may be plant- or meat-eaters but scavenges for almost anything when food is hard to find.  The mouth of the underside of  their bodies can be projected to scrape algae and other food off rocks.  Most abundant in R4 and R5.

Trumpet Fish-Auslostomus maculatus often swimming in a vertical position with its head down, they will wait for small fishes on which it feeds.  Found in R4.

Anemone or Clown Fish-Amphirion percula lives among the tentacles of certain sea anemones.  A special mucous skin secretion protects them from the anemone’s sting cells.  They feed on smaller fishes and plankton.  Found in R4 and R5.

Three-spot Damselfish-Dascyllus trimaculatus black fish with three white spots-one on the forehead and one on each side of the body-that disappear as the fish grows older.  Found in R5.

Blue Damselfish-Chryseptera hollisi popular in the marine aquariums, they live within table corals, feeding on plankton that pass them.  Found in R4.

Blue Wrasse-Thalassoma lunare colorful fishes found in shallow areas.  Using a mouth that can be thrust forward, thick lips and strong, sharp teeth, they feed on snails, mollusks, worms, crustaceans, and fish.  Found in  R4 and R5.

Scorpion Fish-Scorpaenidae have large, spiny heads and strong spines in their fins-venomous and capable of producing painful wounds.  Exhibits dull shades providing such effective camouflage that is nearly impossible to  distinguish them from the surrounding rocks and seaweeds on the bottom.  Found in R4.

Lionfish-Pterios volitans separated rays of dorsal fins, which stand up like a lion’s mane, but spiny dorsal-fin rays are venomous and are capable of inflicting very painful wounds.  Found in R4.

Boxfish-Ostracian meleagris has box like protective covering over most part of the body, made of fused bony plates and containing holes for the eyes, mouth, fins and anus.  When endangered, they give off a strong poisonous substance from under the skin.  Found in R5.

Butterflyfish-Chaetodontidae their brilliant coloring includes bold patches and bands that serve to break up their characteristic circular outline and thus help camouflage them.  With the real eyes hidden in black bands and usually a black eyespot showing prominently in front of the tail, butterflyfish further confuse predators into thinking they are back to front.  Found in R4 and R5.

Cornet Fish-Fistularia villosa has long tubular mouth which it uses to suck in small fishes and crustaceans.  Found R4 and R5.

Garden Eel-Gorgasia burrows in sand and pokes their head out in search of food, usually waiting for something tasty to  swim by.  Found in R4.

Sea Cucumber-Holothuroidea they have tube feet that allow them to walk by means of the tube feet’s tiny suckers.  Their tentacles are specially modified tube feet that surround their mouth.  They are used to trap small particles of food and thrust them into their mouth.  Found in R3,  R4  and R5.

Feather Star-Crinoidea animals that look like flowers, their long, jointed and highly flexible arms are branched, and they often swim by waving these arm up and down.  They catch small plankton and particles of food in streams of  mucus that  are carried along ciliated grooves in the arms to the mouth.  Found in R4  and  R5

Giant Clam-Tridacna gigas found in shallows, they are self-sustaining shells for they produce their own food.  Found in R4.

Sea Slug-Clossodoris gloriosa gastropods that do not have shells.  Most feed on seaweeds, but some eat sponges or even coelenterates such as sea anemones and corals.  Found in R4 and R5.

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Sans Souci Beach Resort and Estates

Matthias Hanika
Munting Buhangin Beach
Abra de Ilog
Mindoro Occidental, Philippines
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