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7,107 Islands of “Local Diving”

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by TomvdH, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. jonix

    jonix Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Philippines
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  2. chip104

    chip104 Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto
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    Dive Shop Numbers in the Manila Area


    Asia Divers: 834 2974 / 551 8063
    Aquaone: 899 2831 / 8992832
    Dive Buddies: 899 7388
    Dive Master: 725 2347
    Dive Republic: 951 4760
    Dive Shoppe: 928 2376
    Dive Zone: 687 6758
    DiveNet: 913 9250 / 921 3450
    Divers Network: 926 4466
    Divers Point: 725 3631
    Eureka Dive: 756 0170
    Nautilus: 817 7293 / 812 2848
    Philtech Divers: 896-6016 / 896-6391
    Scuba Stop: 895 4531
    Scubadoo: 888 2849
    ScubaWorld - Makati: 895 3551 San Juan: 726 0115 BF Homes: 807 8134
    Whitetip Divers: 525 0433 / 525 0646 / 521 0433


    who did I miss? Please feel free to add.
     
  3. jonix

    jonix Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Philippines
    12,451
    9
    Asia Divers 8342974
     
  4. shugar

    shugar Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Manila, Philippines
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    might as well add related service numbers such as kiko's fleet and other transport services...

    maybe the numbers of our more/most recommended resorts: portulano, aquav, balai, as well as resorts in PG, Cebu, Bohol, etc...

    add na rin liveaboard ops like tristar and explorer fleet (kung type niyo)...

    it is assumed that any number and operator we post here will be one we've experienced 1st hand and usually recommend to anyone who asks... kinda like a PPD guarantee hehehehe

    Jag
     
  5. jonix

    jonix Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Philippines
    12,451
    9
  6. ishbaby

    ishbaby ..:: brown sugar ::..

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Manila
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    Since a lot of people at the main thread have been repetitively asking about a certain dive site, is it possible to make a sub thread/forum for like Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao (under the 7,107 Islands of Local Diving) as not to clutter the main thread of dive site inquiries?

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  7. clgsamson

    clgsamson Koya Kap

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manila, Philippines
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  8. chip104

    chip104 Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto
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    The Center of the Center of Marine Shore Fish Biodiversity: The Philippine Islands

    http://web.odu.edu/sci/biology/files/carpenterspringerefb2005centerofcenter.pdf

    Kent E. Carpenter & Victor G. Springer

    Synopsis

    Multiple datasets show global maxima of marine biodiversity in the Indo–Malay–Philippines archipelago (IMPA). Analysis of distribution data for 2983 species reveals a pattern of richness on a finer scale and identifies a peak of marine biodiversity in the central Philippine Islands and a secondary peak between peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra. This pattern is repeated in diverse habitat and higher taxa classes, most rigorously for marine shore fishes, supporting geohistorical hypotheses as the most general unifying explanations. Specific predictions based on area of overlap, area of accumulation, and area of refuge hypotheses suggest that present day eastern Indonesia, or Wallacea, should be the center of marine bio-diversity. Processes suggested by these three hypotheses contribute to the diversity in this region and are also a likely explanation for the secondary center of diversity. Our study indicates, however, that there is a higher concentration of species per unit area in the Philippines than anywhere in Indonesia, including Wallacea. The Philippine center of diversity is consistent with hypotheses that this area experienced numerous vicariant and island integration events and these hypotheses warrant further testing. Special attention to marine conservation efforts in the Philippines is justified because of the identification of it as an epicenter of biodiversity and evolution.
     
  9. chip104

    chip104 Dive Travel Professional

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Toronto
    5,359
    35
  10. jonix

    jonix Photographer

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Philippines
    12,451
    9
    ei chip shouldn't this be in the DOR section? :D
     

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