Paglugaban Site: Rock Formations & Underwater Swim Throughs

Immerse yourself in the enchanting Paglugaban Diving Site, nestled in El Nido, Philippines, and explore captivating rock formations.

Situated in the Miniloc area, Paglugaban is a stunning island reachable within approximately 45 minutes from El Nido town. The dive site starts off in a shallow coral garden sloping to a maximum depth of 40+ meters. At the corner of the island, you reach the highlight of the site with captivating rock formations covered in soft corals and featuring multiple swim-throughs between massive boulders. The coral garden along the way provides a perfect opportunity to spot sea turtles. Octopus are also frequent sights as well as crocodile fish and this area is also home to a school of yellow snappers.

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Paglugaban: diving information

  • Depth: 5-35 meters
  • Visibility: 15-30 meters
  • Current: Moderate
  • Travel time: 45 minutes by boat
  • Best months: November to May

Paglugaban: Marine life

Get ready to encounter:

Green Sea Turtles • Hawksbill Sea Turtles • Crocodile Fish • Octopus • Yellow Snappers 

Keep an eye out for Eagle Rays and Ghost Pipefish

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