Scuba diving in El Nido
What you might see in El Nido
Our traditional boats
We use daily two bankas (traditional boat) for our operations. One small and one big. Depending on the demand we can separate fun divers from students, which makes the life easier for everyone during a dive trip.
Our favorite dive sites
In Palawan, and more precisely in El Nido, this dive site is famous for its marine life diversity. You will dive among rock formations, table corals, a swim through, fan corals, pinnacles, all around North Rock.
Aquatic life you will see: Blue-spotted stingrays, groupers, school of bigeye trevallys, nudibranches, rare angelfish, turtles, anemone fish, box fish, spadefish, fusiliers, a school of unicorn fish, etc.
If you are in a lucky day, you might spot a black tip shark, an eagle ray, a devil ray, a manta ray passing by, or an hidden reef octopus.
This dive site is in the front of El Nido, in Cadlao island. It’s famous for its big turtles we see sometimes around among the reefs.
What you will see: Blue-spotted stingrays, turtles, big eye barracudas, lionfish, butterfly fish, trumpet fish, sea cucumbers, sea stars, cuttlefish, nudibranches, Spanish dancers, mantis shrimps, and ribbon eels.
Sometimes, you can see an ornate ghost pipefish, a seahorse or a very big turtle.
South Miniloc is one of the highlight of the dive sites in El Nido. When he came in Palawan, this specific island was explored by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, French explorer and marine biologist, the father of scuba diving. The attraction there is the large garden of scroll corals (or cabbage corals), and the school of yellow big eye snappers who live in the top of the garden at 11 meters deep.
You can see more than 200 species of fish. Among them: Pufferfish, needlefish, fusiliers, groupers, banded coral shrimps, nudibranches, moray eels, lionfish, etc.
Some days you can spot a turtle, a stingray, a frog-fish, a winged pipefish, a flat worms, or an eagle ray.
The tunnel is another amazing dive site to explore for experienced divers. It is unique in Palawan: 10 meters deep, 35 meters long, it has a big chamber in the middle of it. With our flash lights, you will look for unusual marine animals, like tiny shrimps, electric clams, lionfish, scorpion fish, spiny lobsters, banded pipefish or unique nudibranches. A few small holes at the top let the sunlight comes in and lights the group of swipers turning around.
If you are lucky, you can spot outside of the tunnel a reef octopus or turtles passing by.