Blue Ribbon Scuba Diving Blog

Bonfire dive with Paper Nautilus Salp Party

Bonfire Dive with Ram Yoro last night, good to get some techniques ready for our Bonfire Workshop on the 23rd – 24th March.

Luckily found a male Paper Nautilus salp party, and some other freaky stuff.

Bonfire Diving, albeit new, has been gaining popularity in multiple diving destinations around the world. Its origins can be traced back to Blackwater Diving, where the idea is to setup light baits to attract plankton and deep critters that predictably migrate to the shallows every evening – a nightly phenomenon referred to as Vertical Migration.

Bonfire and Blackwater however differ in depth: Bonfire is shallow (usually coastal and within recreational depths) while Blackwater is deep (open sea and beyond recreational depths). The difference in depth translates to varying probabilities in subject sightings.


secret bay dive site video anilao philippines

A compilation video of some clips from  Secret Bay dive site in Anilao,  January 2019.

We’ve got Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Coconut Octopus, Coleman Shrimp, and a wide variety of super small nudis

See more Anilao dive sites in our Video Gallery


padi advanced open water course at blue ribbon divers Anilao

Congratulations to Will for completing his PADI Advanced Open Water course with Jon!

  • Deep Dive at Kirby’s Point 
  • Wreck Dive at Daryl Laut
  • Drift Dive at Koala
  • Night Dive at Anilao pier
  • Navigation Dive at Cathedral

You can see the Kirby’s Point and Daryl Laut dive sites for yourself on our Scuba Diving Videos page. Visit the PADI Advanced Open Water course page to find out more about this essential course.



padi digital underwater photography course blue ribbon dive resort anilaopadi digital underwater photography course anilao philippinesCongratulations to Tse Miki for completing his PADI “Digital Underwater Photography course” with Jon.

If you’re interested in seeing some of those critters or getting more confidence with your camera, send us a message to arrange a course.

For more info, visit the PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course page.