What will you see: Exploring Marine Life in El Nido, Philippines

Discover El Nido’s underwater realm with diverse marine life – 850+ fish species, 120+ coral species, sea turtles, nudibranches, and more.

Marine Life in El Nido: A World of Diversity

Unveil the remarkable marine life diversity thriving within El Nido’s reefs, boasting over 850 fish species, 120 coral species, 5 sea turtle types, nudibranches, and an array of other creatures. These waters harbor some of the most extensive biodiversity in the Philippines.

El Nido Marine Life: Abundance and Variety

El Nido’s marine ecosystem is exceptionally rich and diverse, featuring over 800 fish species, 120 coral species, and 1700 crustacean and nudibranch species. Every dive promises encounters with an array of reef fish – parrotfish, damselfish, butterflyfish, angelfish, pipefish, clownfish, sweetlips, and more. Common sights include groupers, snappers, trevally, and schools of mackerel, batfish, and barracuda.nThe waters occasionally reveal hawksbill or green sea turtles, along with the less visually appealing scorpion fish and moray eels.

Lucky dives might yield eagle rays, manta rays, black tip reef sharks, bumphead parrotfish, and even the elusive whale shark. Lobsters, cuttlefish, octopuses, squids, and occasional seahorses also grace these waters. The intricate macro life features shrimps, crabs, jawfish, gobies, and nudibranchs.

El Nido Marine Life: Commitment to Eco-Conscious Diving

At Palawan Divers, we are dedicated to preserving El Nido’s marine beauty. Our commitment involves conscious waste management, sustainable diving practices, and promoting environmental awareness. As advocates of the Green Fins organization standards, we strive to make a positive impact.

Our experienced divemasters possess in-depth knowledge about reef inhabitants and fish behavior, drawing from diverse expertise. Feel free to consult us and our fish books to identify the marine life you encounter. Even after countless dives, the thrill of observing reef inhabitants remains as exhilarating as day one.

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