Like a mountain just piercing the surface, then dropping down to greath depths, the Verde Island / Drop Off is a huge and spectacular dive with breathtaking views and marine life, that can be done over and over again. As you drop in in shallow water next to the wall and follow it down towards 30 meters, the slope is covered with fan coral, sponges and schools of thousands of juvenline triggerfish, butterfly fish and antheas. Further on, pinnacles reach the surface and drop vertically towards 60 - 70 meters. The
The reef is covered with large gorgonian fans, banded sea snakes, scorpion fish and the ever present schools of small reef fish, making it difficult to actually see the surface. The expression "teeming with life", gets a new meaning once you've been to Verde Island.
Verde Island, and the surrounding waters are known as the "center of marine biodiversity in the world". Yes, you read that correctly. In other words, there are more species of fish in that location, than anywhere else in the world, including the Caribbean and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Just a one hour boat trip away from Puerto Galera, be sure to check this out when you come here. You'll have amazing visibility and a rich abundance of marine life, so you don't want to miss this. This will be one of the Puerto Galera Dive Sites you will visit!