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Dive Sites in El Nido

El Nido is a great place to dive. It offers dive sites to all kind of divers. Tunnels, walls, reefs and deep sites as well as easy sites you can do by snorkeling. From beginner to high experienced diver, everyone can find great places to explore and have fun while diving in El Nido.

As a “ Managed Resource Protected Area”, El Nido is a marine protected area. There are 5 species of marine turtles,447 species of corals, 888 species of fish and 1700 species of nudibranches and crustaceans. There is plenty of colorful, surprising and beautiful lifeforms to discover underwater. Every diver’s dream!

While diving in El Nido, you will see small (macro) and big (pelagic) fishes, as there are: stingray, clown fish, parrot fish,snapper, sea horse, nudibranche, trevally, grouper, tuna, barracuda, trigger fish, moray eel, butterfly fish, trumpet fish, angel fish...and lot more!

And that’s not all since you can also encounter sea turtles, whale sharks, manta rays, dugongs (sea cow) and occasionaly even dolphines and whales.

El Nido also hosts one of the most beautiful dive sites in the Philippines; the famous South Miniloc dive site and its cabbage corals, which was discovered by the French Commandant Jaques-Yves Cousteau in the 1970’s.

This part of history is one of the things that brought the beauty of El Nido and its marine life to the world.


Visibility

3m – 10m on January to February
10m – 30m on March to May
10m – 15m on June to December


Current

Slight to moderate currents are usually caused by tidal currents and moon cycle.


Water and temperature

25 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celcius



  1. Tapiutan
  2. Inbogal Point
  3. Pacanayas (Bicanayos Rock)
  4. Dilumacat Underwater Tunnel
  5. Dilumacad - Helicopter Island
  6. Nat - Nat
  7. North Rock
  8. Tagbao Island
  9. Abdeen's Reef
  10. Banayan Point
  11. Paglugaban Island
  12. Miniloc - Simizu Crossing
  13. South Miniloc - Biet Point
  14. West Entalula
  15. South Entalula
  16. Popolcan Reef / Forrest
  17. Twin Rocks
  18. The Wall (Miniloc)