Dive Spots Information

1.) HIBO REEF

DEPTH: 40M

TRAVEL TIME: 15 MINS

This is an 8m high wall located in the Manila Channel. The wall is covered with 3m Gorgonian Sea Fans and large Black Coral Trees, not seen at other spots in the locality. Numerous small holes in the wall are home to Eels and Blue Trigger Fish. Stingrays are common on the sandy patch below the wall, and a tremendous variety of soft corals can be studied on the (25m) end of the wall. (Good Nitrox Dive)

2.) TAMARAW ROCKS

DEPTH: 3 TO 16M

TRAVEL TIME: 15 MINS

This is a relaxing shallow dive, starting in 3m - 4m of water. You will swim your way around huge Barrel Sponges and a thriving colorfull reef. Over the sandy areas, Stingrays lay on the sand. Home to Leaf Fish and Frog Fish, this is a very good site for phoptoghraphy and also agood Night Dive.

3.) ODIES WALL

DEPTH: 33M

TRAVEL TIME: 15 MINS

This is a very similar site to Coral Gardens. The ocean floor is covered in a white sandy bottom with large Bommies and rock formations. The contour slopes off gently. Large quantities of Staghorn Coral, Basket Sponges, Plate Corals and sandy areas covered with long Whip Corals with many varieties of small tropical fish. Reef Sharks and Turtles can be seen in the area. The current can pick up during Tidal changes.

4.) MANILA CHANNEL

DEPTH: 18M

TRAVEL TIME: 15 MINS

An abundance of Gorgonian Sea Fans and colorfull Sea Whips, as well as a large variety of hard and soft coral can be found at this dive site. The reef starts at 1M of water and extends out until two small walls and encountered, which drop down to 18M. Several medium Groupers live here but can be hard to spot since they are well camoflagued.

5.) CORAL GARDENS

DEPTH: 10M

TRAVEL TIME: 15 MINS

Condidered one of the best snorkeling sites in the area and a great dive for photographers. It can also be an excellent Drift Dive. Coral strewn terrain shelves out from the beach to 9M where large Coral Heads can be found on the sandy bottom. Some of the crevices are used for shelter by colorfull Ribbon Eels, and Turtles can often be seen here.

6.) ALMA JANE

DEPTH: 30M

TRAVEL TIME: 25 MINS

A retired 20M liveaboard dive boat sunk in 2000, A great wreck dive, where you can dive inside the wreck itself. Then move to the front of the Wreck, where a giant school of Bat Fish, like to hang out. This wreck is a favourite since Giant Frog Fish and Turtles are found here. A great site for photographers.

SABANG WRECK

DEPTH: 18M

TRAVEL TIME: 22 MINS

An old wooden fishing vessel sunk off the front of Sabang Beach. A resident school of very freindly Bat Fish and Surgeon Fish makes this a popular dive. Surrounded by sand, the wreck has attracted many large Eels and Lion Fish, Damsels, Trumpets and the occasional Stone Fish. Flounders, Star Gazers and Sea Stars inhabit the area. Two other wrecks are available from here. You will want to come back.

SABANG POINT

DEPTH: 24M

TRAVEL TIME: 25 MINS

A good wall dropping down to 24m with stoney corals, soft corals, many fish, and unusuallay, invertabrates such as Cuttle Fish and Octopus. A ridge rising to 5m is covered with more Crinoids that are colorfull, as well as Corals. A good Night Dive.

MONKEY BEACH

DEPTH: 18M

TRAVEL TIME: 25 MINS

A Coral slope down to 18m makes an easy dive, good for beginners. Small Coral Heads have lots of Crinoids and Nudibranches and plenty of colorfull reef fish.

DUNGONG WALL

DEPTH: 27M

TRAVEL TIME: 25 MINS

An easy multilevel dive, a Wreck sits at 27m, at the bottom of the wall. The wall rises to 12m where the bottom extends in to the bay for an easy safety stop. A good area for colorfull Corals and Reef life.

12.) HOLE IN THE WALL

DEPTH: 18M

TRAVEL TIME: 30 MINS

Situated at Escarceo point, this dive is normally performed as an 18m profile. Allowing for currents, you drop in 9m of well lit water with fields of Table Coral as good as anywhere in the world. You descend in several drop offs, each abouts 3m, and reach the hole at about 13m.The hole is about 1.5m wide, covered with multi-colored Corals and Crinoids. Without a doubt, a World Class Dive Site

13.) THE CANYONS

DEPTH: 30M

TRAVEL TIME: 30 MINS

An Advanced dive that requires a good dive guide to allow for the current to sweep you into position. Racing over several small drop offs below the Hole in the Wall, covered in soft corals and Sponges. You can duck into one of the small canyons, for a respite from the current. There is much to find on the bottom, but primarily it is the large schools of Snappers, Emperors, Sweet Lips, Barracudas, Jacks, Trevallys and the occasional Shark, that make this a High-Light Dive. The Dive ends at a large Anchor embedded in the coral where the group can gather before being swept off the the safety stop in the current. You'll want to go back time after time.

14.) THE ATOL

DEPTH: 33M

TRAVEL TIME: 30 MINS

Rising from 30m to 20m , this large rock has several small crevices on the bottom side, where Reef Sharks and Stingrays can often be found. On the otherside the rock overhangs, making it a good place to explore with a flashlight, it's possible to see many Eels, Lionfish, Nudibranch and Octopus. A large Grouper also lives here and also the occasional larger Pelagic fish. Good for Nitrox diving

15.) SHARK CAVE

DEPTH: 27M

TRAVEL TIME: 30 MINS

A large overhang which is a favourite spot for White Tip Reef Sharks to rest during the day. It's also home to Blue Spotted Stingrays, Moray Eels and Octopus. Usually visited at the beggining of a Multi-level dive to the Pink Wall or as a stop on the way to the canyons.

16.) PINK WALL

DEPTH: 12M

TRAVEL TIME: 35 MINS

An overhang, which when dived on the correct tide, is perfect for photographers and beginners. A very pretty site with many soft Corals.

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