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My Top Five Favorite Sea Animals

Having been an avid scuba diver since 2010, I have my top five favorite sea animals that I don’t mind seeing again and again whenever I am diving. Here’s the list and their pictures…. let’s counting down…

Fifth: Moray Eel

I adore the gentle Moray eel. Despite its fierce looks that look alike a giant snake with sharp teeth, the eel is one of the gentle sea animals that will not bother you unless being bothered (obviously). I just realized that I hadn’t written the facts of Moray eel on Marine Life posts. However, during my dive in Sal Island (Cabo Verde), I have never seen so many moray eels in one dive travel ever. Moray eel can be found worldwide.

Fourth: Blenny and Goby

I love seeing Blenny and Goby fish because of their photogenic look with huge eyes that are curious about their surroundings. These shy fish can be found almost everywhere. Due to its small size and shyness, we need to pay attention to find them. They usually stay inside hideouts along the seabed or on the holes of the corals.

Third: Sea Turtle

I have written a post entitled Five Facts about the Sea Turtle, and finding out their facts makes me adore them even more! Global warming may impact the sea turtle’s population as their sex is determined by the sands of the beach’ temperature during the egg’s incubation.

Sea Turtle with a scuba diver, taken in Galapagos.
The turtle came out of the blue when we were laying on the rocks looking at Hammerhead sharks

Second: Clownfish

Clownfish, oh, of course! Who has the heart to dislike Nemo and Marlin? It is common to see them in tropical seawater. Thus I am expecting to see them soon on my first scuba diving trip during the pandemic. They are territorial fish who guard their anemone ferociously – although a cute kind of intimidating looking compared to Moray eel. More about the Clownfish – Clownfish: Facts, Pictures and Video!

Clownfish in Dauin (The Philippines)

First: Nudibranch

Nudibranch can be found worldwide. Its uniqueness lays in its colorful body that often can inspire fashion designers. The nudibranch is too beautiful to be ignored when diving into the sea. My first Marine Life post was about their colorful texture, and then I continue writing on a few posts on the nudibranch series. I am that fond of nudibranch; maybe I am a nudibranch geek πŸ˜€

Do you have a favorite sea animal(s)? Please share them with us πŸ™‚


  1. These are wonderful photos Indah! I’ve only gone scuba diving a couple of times, and would love to see some of these, especially the clownfish, nudibranch, and sea turtles. Dolphins and whales have always fascinated me.

  2. Beautiful photos, Indah, I am too scared of what’s down there to ever dive! Growing up on a lake I was always afraid of what’s on the bottom.

    • Thank you, John. As you see the pictures, down there are beautiful sea animals πŸ˜‰ I have to say, indeed, the lake diving has another challenge.. and the lakes in the US are usually huge!

  3. Just came across your blog! I AM IN LOVE! I am also a passionate diver and photographer. Would love to connect with you. And for the record, my favourite marine animal is the manta ray!
    And yes, I too am own a blog!

    • Hi Ishan, thank you! Happy to have you here. Oh I love Manta Rays as well. I have been diving with them on several ocassions. They are majestic animals! I will check your blog πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you so much πŸ€— Somehow I get the feeling the turtle in the pic looks annoyed πŸ˜„ but they are adorable and gentle animals.

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