Dive logo Dilumacad - Helicopter Island in El Nido



Depth:    5m - 43m  / 16' - 141'

Skill Level:    All Levels

Description:    Flat and Slope Reef

Dilumacad - Helicopter Island

Helicopter Island is a mix of coral reefs and sandy areas. Beautiful staghorn and massive corals inhabit the reef. Blue spotted stingrays, flounders, pipefish and garden eels are easily found in the sandy bottoms while turtles, cuttlefish and ribbon eels are just some of the species you will encounter on the reef during your dive here. There is a lot to see!

Dilumacat reef is a flat and slope reef with depths from 5 to 40 meters on the south side of the island. It's a perfect site for training in all levels from open water, advanced open water and rescue courses. It has one of the most beautiful beaches in El Nido and under the sea you can often see Hawksville and green turtles, nudibranches and several species of anemone fish. It is Also the most frequented sight for night dives where you can sometimes see squids, cuttle fish, fluorescent plankton, spanish dancers and crustaceans.

The spot topology is divided in three parts, a southern reef followed by a big sandy patch, which turns into two different dive sites; diving the south reef plus a part of the sandy patch. Due its proximity to El Nido town (around 30 minutes) it is one of the most dove places in the Bacuit Bay.

Marine Life @ Dilumacad - Helicopter Island

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