Dive El Nido
Dive El Nido – calm and relaxing. With its rich marine biodiversity, beautiful sceneries and quiet sea conditions, the archipelago is perfect for first-time as well as experienced divers. Underwater sceneries include vertical walls that drop down as far as 50 metres, gently descending slopes, sandy bottoms and colorful reefs full of life. Due to our sheltered position behind the small limestone islands, rough winds are not common. Bacuit Bay is divided in 3 areas offering more than 30 dive sites. Cadlao Island boasts of many beaches and coral reefs. It is ideal for those who are learning to dive, as the reefs and shallow waters are among the most protected from currents and waves. For more experienced divers, it is home to an incredible macro life. Miniloc Island is at the center of Bacuit Bay. Famous for the Small and Big Lagoons, Miniloc offers enjoyable dives with its coral gardens, barracudas, groupers and bumpheads. When a light current is present, expect to see trevallies and mackerels hunting schools of fusiliers. Entalula Island offers beautiful wall dives, relaxing shallow drifts above rich coral reefs and amazing rock formations with numerous swim- throughs.
Discover El Nido Dive Sites
El Nido Dive Sites – What are they like? Underwater sceneries include vertical walls that drop down as far as 50 metres, gently descending slopes, sandy bottoms and colorful reefs full of life. Due to our sheltered position behind the small limestone islands, rough winds are not common. Tidal changes sometimes create strong currents but we always have the choice to dive on sites unaffected. There are over 40 dive moorings in Bacuit Bay and more dive sites all around. El Nido Dive Sites – Cadlao area Cadlao Island is the biggest island of Bacuit Bay. It is populated by numerous amazing beaches and coral reefs. Those…
El Nido Marine Life: An abundant diversity
With more than 800 species of fish, 120 species of coral and 1700 of crustacean and nudibranche, El Nido Marine Life life offers is extremely rich and varied. On any given dive, you are likely to see an abundance of reef fish: parrotfish, damselfish, butterflyfish, angelfish, pipefish, clownfish, sweetlips, and many others. Grouper, snapper and trevally are common, and you may see large schools of mackerel, bat fish and barraccuda. You are also likely to encounter hawksbill or green sea turtle, and the less attractive families of scorpion fish and moray eel. There are occasional sightings of eagle ray, manta ray, black tip reefshark, bumphead, napoleon and if you’re lucky, a whaleshark.
We also regularly see lobster, cuttlefish and seahorse. There is also a very interesting macro life, with many shrimps, crabs, jawfish, gobies, nudibranchs and worms. Night dives and Sunrise Dives also offer a different set, with all the crustaceans in the open, octopus, squid, and even bioluminescence!