Helicopter Island Dive Spots: Great Chances to see Turtles!

Helicopter island dive spots offer a very wide variety of marine life and a great collection of corals. It is one of our favorite site. You will see a lot!

Helicopter island dive spots offer a very wide variety of marine life and an amazing 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 a few different dive areas around Helicopter Island.  It is a great place for beginners and students. With rich and shallow reefs, it also suits perfectly to fun divers of all levels and can be done as a beautiful drift dive or back to the boat dive. 

During summer season, sea grass grows on the sandy bed. It becomes the feeding ground for green sea turtles. This is also the only place where you can find all 7 species of anemone fish present in Bacuit Bay.

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The Helicopter Island dive spots: diving information

• Depth: 5-20 meters
• Viz: 5 to 30 meters
• Current: occasionally
• Getting there: 30 minutes by boat
• Best months: Nov-May.

Helicopter Island Dive Spots: Marine life

What you can see: Long nose pipefish • Blue Spotted Stingray • Green Sea turtle • Hawksbill Turtle • clown fish • Cuttlefish • Lion Fish •  Pufferfish  • Moray Eel • Nudibranch 

If you are lucky: Eagle ray

Helicopter Island Dive Spots: Is it recommended for you?

If you are a beginner, Helicopter Island Dive Spots are perfect location to try scuba diving. Dilumaced has a rich and shallow reefs. If you want to get a diving license, you will do a part of your Open Water course there.

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