Dive logo Hole in the Wall in Puerto Galera


Depth:    5m - 20m  / 16' - 66'

Skill Level:    Novice & Above

Hole in the Wall

Situated in Escarceo Point, the actual Hole in the Wall is a short tunnel at 12 meters through a mini mountain that constitutes the dividing range between ebb and tide. This makes for a very beautiful - and sometimes exciting - dive. As is  common in a area where currents meet, you can expect lots of schooling fish; drummers, sweetlips, travellies and snappers. 

The occasional pair of giant travelly can be seen hovering high above the rocky outcropping. Whilst you swim trough the hole, beware of the lionfish and scorpionfish that are common here, as well as the feather like hydroids growing on the walls - they sting! Good buoyancy is a must. The top of the wall is covered in colorful soft coral attracting many colorful fish. Octopus , frogfish, turtles, sea snakes, anything can appear here.

On the other side of the wall, definitely worth exploring if the current allows it; covered in soft coral, sponges, green tree coral and fans, it is the hiding place for many moray eels and puffer fishes and it drops off into a flat lunar like landscape with whole gardens of whip corals, vibrating in the current. This can be a very easy dive, even novices - with good buoyancy control - can dive it. Be aware however that on strong floods, the current can get very tough and down currents are common, making you bounce up and down like a yoyo on your way to the surface. Stay close to your guide and to the bottom!

Marine Life @ Hole in the Wall

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