Muck diving gets its name from the sediment that lies at the bottom of many dive sites – a frequently muddy or “mucky” environment.
Perhaps those that enjoy muck diving the most are the macro photographers. The calm and shallow water provides amazing opportunities to photograph the creatures that hide amongst the muck.
Popular destinations for muck diving are in Southeast Asia where there are more marine species than anywhere else in the world. Places like Mabul and Kapalai in Sabah, Malaysia, Anilao in the Philippines, Lembeh Straits in Manado, Indonesia and Bali are the most popular because of the amazing creatures found in the muck.