Frogfish are one of my favorite critters in the seas, and one that I always keep an eye out for on dives.
Luckily for me, being based in Cebu and all, Philippines has a huge variety of them. My three favorite countries to find frogfish are Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, but they can be found, at least certain species of them, in many other places.
On a couple of my visits to Dauin in Philippines, I ran into Daniel Geary, a marine biologist and underwater photographer, who specializes (and loves) frogfish.
Daniel has even created a PADI Frogfish Specialist course, and I even took the course and will be writing about that another time. This article is meant just to show some cool species, and get you interested in seeing some for yourself!
If you want to explore Philippines, we put together an entire Guide to Scuba Diving Philippines.
Frogfish of the Philippines
Also check out our interview with Dan about frogfish facts!
About the Photographer:
Daniel Geary grew up in Florida and has fostered a love of the ocean ever since he was a few years old. He has been diving for nine years and photographing for the last four years. He currently lives in Dauin, Philippines and works at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa as an in-house marine biologist, underwater photographer, and PADI dive instructor. He is one of the world’s few frogfish experts and teaches an exclusive PADI Frogfish Specialist course. Daniel continually promotes environmentally-friendly dive and photography practices, especially not manipulating animals for photos.