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Schooling barracuda fish? Swimming inside the school?

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by rjjj111, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Luko

    Luko Regular of the Pub

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  2. rjjj111

    rjjj111 Barracuda

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    WOW......!!!!!!!

    Is there any place in the Philippines that I might find a school of Barracuda? Or other types of schooling fish besides jacks or sardines?
     
  3. pughio83

    pughio83 Barracuda

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    Maniguin island has schooling barracuda and can be reached as a day trip from Boracay. Have dived there three times and seen a decent sized school of chevrons twice. Sipidan or Palau is the best for barracuda schools I have seen however.
     
  4. clgsamson

    clgsamson Koya Kap

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    You didn't see them in one of your dives in Balicasag Island?
     
  5. rjjj111

    rjjj111 Barracuda

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    I did not see the school of barracuda at Balicasag Island, I did hear they were there thou. I did see the school of jack fish and the huge turtle, all in 1 single dive. I am open to go anywhere, I just thought swimming inside a school of barracuda would be super cool. So I thought I would ask around for others opinions.
     
  6. oszillodrom

    oszillodrom Nassau Grouper

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    Even at Sipadan, actually getting inside of the school you have to get a bit lucky, it depends a lot on the currents and the mood of the animals, also just one undisciplined diver can chase them away. Quite frequently the school just isn't there at all, it's not an aquarium after all. That said, I'm sure you would enjoy it, with or without barracudas.
     
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  7. rjjj111

    rjjj111 Barracuda

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    Yes I understand that, the mood of the fish and luck as well. I was able to drift into the big school of jacks at Balicasag Island and the sardine schools at Moalboal and Mactan Island were pretty cooperative as well.
     
  8. oszillodrom

    oszillodrom Nassau Grouper

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    The jacks are much easier, you basically cannot scare them away :)
     
  9. kevinl4270

    kevinl4270 ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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  10. nudisusie

    nudisusie Barracuda

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    Tubbataha is a great place to see schooling barracuda
     

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