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Muck diving was first described by dive pioneer Bob Halstead when diving off the black-sand beaches of Papua New Guinea. Little did he know how popular this type of diving would become.
Muck diving involves exploring sites with sandy or silty bottoms, in search of the weird and wonderful critters found there. It’s a great type of diving for fans of macro photography, who also have the patience and keen eyesight to search small areas for critters. Muck diving is a great way to improve dive observation and buoyancy skills whilst searching for hidden critters.
Some of the best muck diving sites are volcanic areas and seagrass beds, with top destinations including Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Malaysia.