Our Dive sites

Our Dive sites

Diving in El Nido is calm and relaxing. With its rich marine biodiversity, beautiful sceneries and quiet se a conditions, the archipelago is perfect for first-time as well as experienced divers. Underwater sceneries include vertical walls that drop down as far as 50 metres, gently descending slopes, sandy bottoms and colorful reefs full of life. Due to our sheltered position behind the small limestone islands, rough winds are not common. Bacuit Bay is divided in 3 areas offering more than 30 dive sites. Cadlao Island boasts of many beaches and coral reefs. It is ideal for those who are learning to dive, as the reefs and shallow waters are among the most protected from currents and waves. For more experienced divers, it is home to an incredible macro life. Miniloc Island is at the center of Bacuit Bay. Famous for the Small and Big Lagoons, Miniloc offers enjoyable dives with its coral gardens, barracudas, groupers and bumpheads. When a light current is present, expect to see trevallies and mackerels hunting schools of fusiliers. Entalula Island offers beautiful wall dives, relaxing shallow drifts above rich coral reefs and amazing rock formations with numerous swim- throughs.

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Destacado Reef - Diving with sharks in El Nido Destacado Reef is a shallow reef located on the outskirt of Bacuit Bay, west of Guntao island. This is where we will bring you if you want to go for a shark diving in El Nido. It is pretty far. Travel time from Town is approximately one and half hour depending on sea conditions. Because of the long travel distance we only go diving in this area during our sunrise trips.  On the way you will experience the amazing sunrise with the occasional sightings of dolphins, sea turtles and other pelagic surfacing. Destacado Reef - Diving...
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El Nido Marine Life: An abundant diversity With more than 800 species of fish, 120 species of coral and 1700 of crustacean and nudibranche, El Nido Marine Life life offers is extremely rich and varied. On any given dive, you are likely to see an abundance of reef fish: parrotfish, damselfish, butterflyfish, angelfish, pipefish, clownfish, sweetlips, and many others. Grouper, snapper and trevally are common, and you may see large schools of mackerel, bat fish and barraccuda. You are also likely to encounter hawksbill or green sea turtle, and the less attractive families of scorpion fish and moray eel. There are occasional sightings of eagle...
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El Nido Dive Sites - What are they like? Underwater sceneries include vertical walls that drop down as far as 50 metres, gently descending slopes, sandy bottoms and colorful reefs full of life. Due to our sheltered position behind the small limestone islands, rough winds are not common. Tidal changes sometimes create strong currents but we always have the choice to dive on sites unaffected. There are over 40 dive moorings in Bacuit Bay and more dive sites all around. El Nido Dive Sites - Cadlao area Cadlao Island is the biggest island of Bacuit Bay. It is populated by numerous amazing beaches and coral reefs. Those...
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• The Dilumacad Underwater Tunnel: one of the El Nido's wonders! The Tunnel was discovered in early 90's by a japanese diver. Ask from your diving guide to show you the memorial plate placed at one of the entrance! Located at 1.5 mile from El Nido, Dilumacad Island - known as Helicopter Island, because of its chopper like shape-, is pretty famous for its cave dive sites named the Tunnel. This dive is on the North side and there is no mooring there. Due to its situation, this dive should not be attempted when there is a strong North wind. • The Dilumacad Underwater Tunnel: how...
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Helicopter Island Dive Spots: Great Chances to see Turtles! Helicopter island dive spots offer a very wide variety of marine life and an amazing (and unique) collection of corals. The real name of Helicopter Island is Dilumacad. Locals and tourists named it due to its very special and recognizable shape. There are actually 3 different dive spots around Helicopter Island. One of them is our secret diving place with pristine corals and huge schools of fusiliers! Very close from El Nido (6km), it is a great place for beginners and students. With rich and shallow reefs, it suits perfectly to fun divers with a beautiful drift dive. When...
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• Nat-Nat: a great dive site on the door steps to El Nido Thanks to its nearness to El Nido town and to its high variety of marine life, Nat-Nat is excellent for ending a diving day or for night diving. It is fringing reef with sandy patches located south of Cadlao Island. Its shallow waters house an incredible collection of corals, fishes and macro life. Turtles, yellow tail barracuda, trigger, rabbit, trumpet anemone fish are always there. You will be amazed by the numerous species of nudibranch that you can encounter there. During night time, this dive site comes to a different...
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North Rock: A Great Dive Site for Pelagic North Rock is themost  Northern island of the group of Tres Marias, a marine protected area. Located near Miniloc at the center of Bacuit Bay, his location makes it a great dive site for pelagic sight. It is an ideal stop over for deep-sea fish that want to get checked by the resident cleaner wrasses. That's why we are always excited to go there! You never know what can stop by! North Rock: A Great Dive Site for Pelagic. But not only! North Rock has an amazing variety of topography and different diving environments. On one...
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Our El Nido Best Dive Site -Twin Rocks: the "Stingray Airport" It is called Twin Rocks because from the surface, the rock formation looks like two separated small islands. They are  actually connected underwater. Located on the North side of Miniloc island, near the famous Small Lagoo, this great dive site slopes from 13-21m and has a rich sandy bottom. This sandy area is inhabited by numerous blue spotted sting rays and ribbon tails. That's why Twin Rocks has been nicknamed the "Stingray Airport" by the Palawan Divers team. Our El Nido Best Dive Site -Twin Rocks: A beautiful reef Twin Rocks houses some tremendous and original rock formations such as...
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South Miniloc - The most popular dive site in El Nido South Miniloc is definitively the most popular dive site in El Nido. The reef is located nearby the famous Small and Big Lagoons between two islands: Miniloc and Simizu. The common light current carries fresh nutrients to the area making it populated with a wide variety of marine life. Be amazed by the view of the extensive cabbage corals (actually lettuce corals) and the numerous school of fish that inhabits this famous El Nido diving spot. South Miniloc - Why it is the most popular dive site in El Nido What you will...
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Paglugaban Diving Site - Home for Nudibranchs in El Nido Paglugaban is a beautiful island located in the Miniloc area. Travel time from El nido town is about 45min depending on sea conditions. The main point of interest in this site is the amazing rock formation with numerous swim-throughs inhabited by a large variety of nudibranchs. Paglugaban is home of porcupine, puffer fish, lion fish, grouper and barramundi code. The site goes down up to 50 meters and the dive starts by passing on narrow pathways between huge boulders. On your way to the rock formation you have the chance to glide...