South Miniloc - The Most Popular Dive Site in El Nido

South Miniloc, El Nido’s renowned site, where nutrient-rich currents attract diverse marine life for an unforgettable underwater adventure.

Located adjacent to the famous Small and Big Lagoons, South Miniloc stands as the most sought-after dive site in El Nido, nestled between Miniloc and Simizu Island. The currents flowing through this passage carry essential nutrients, creating a thriving marine ecosystem with a wide variety of fascinating species. While South Miniloc typically features gentle currents, divers might occasionally encounter stronger flows, adding an element of thrill to the experience.

What truly sets South Miniloc apart and renders it immensely popular is its breathtaking coral garden and the enchanting schools of fish that grace its waters. Witness the mesmerizing cabbage coral garden, also known as yellow paperscroll corals, and be captivated by the awe-inspiring sight of vast schools of big-eye snappers, crafting a dazzling spectacle.

The true highlight of this dive site lies in the rare chance to encounter pelagic species. Keep a keen eye out for tunas, mackerels, and big barracudas, which frequently grace this vibrant location. However, South Miniloc’s allure doesn’t end there. In the shallow coral garden, prepare to discover delightful smaller creatures, such as frogfish, ribbon eels, and nudibranchs.

In essence, South Miniloc offers a diver’s paradise, delivering an enthralling underwater experience with its diverse marine life and captivating coral formations. Whether you are an experienced diver or a beginner, this popular dive site promises to bestow unforgettable memories of El Nido’s stunning underwater world.

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South Miniloc: Diving Information

  • Depth: 5-30 meters
  • Visibility: 10-35 meters
  • Current: Moderate to strong
  • Travel time: 45 minutes by boat
  • Best months: November to May

South Miniloc:  Marine life

Get ready to encounter:

Blue Spotted Stingray • Green Sea Turtle • Hawksbill Turtle • Spanish Mackerel • Tuna • Marbled Grouper • Barracuda • Spadefish • Schools of Fusiliers and Snappers • Moray Eel

Keep an eye out for Eagle Ray, Manta or Devil Ray

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