SOME QUICK FACTS AND GOOD SERVICE TO HELP YOU ALONG YOUR WAY TO DIVING PLEASURE
All Scuba Diving Palawan and areas are all warm water (ranging from a warm seventy-nine to eighty-six degrees Fahrenheit ie: twenty-six to thirty degrees Celcius) and clear visibility areas (except the visibility areas depends on where you are and previous weather conditions as storms and heavy weather can cause silt rising and disturbances)
When considering going out on a Scuba Diving Palawan trip or even holiday, some of the best to spots to consider can be one of if not all of the following:
- CORON ISLAND
Very famous for their wreck diving, so if this is your plan, you are in the right place. Just make your heading straight for the Palawan northern tip.
This is because many Japanese naval vessels met their demise in this region during World War II and make for spectacular shipwreck sites
There are different levels of diving when it comes to these sites as some can be only be done by experienced and certified divers whereas others can be done by beginners
Use this site during the more visible period of December to March which offers visibility of up to fifty feet (fifteen meters) and part from the wrecks the section called Barracuda Lake is a volcanic crater and offers both freshwater and salt-water with deep caves and can be accessed for the more experienced and technical divers.
- EL NIDO and * 3: PUERTO PRINCES: with its accessibility for all beginner divers, it is an experience to remember and the best time to go would be between May and November when it offers clear visibility up to about sixty-five feet (twenty meters) but at Dilumacad Island ( one hundred and thirty Feet-40 meters) which is the highlight for deeper and experienced certified divers and you can even reach and access tunnels in the Bacuit Archipelago with stunning and amazing limestone islets and the world’s top-class beaches
Good dives here would also be off Miniloc Island.
- TUBBATAHA REEF:
This dive is only accessible via a liveaboard diving vessel, unlike the other landbased dive site locations.
These are usually off canoes, a Bangka (traditional Phillipino vessels)and or a tow outrigger motorized boats. Though you should always keep an eye out for typhoons and their rainy season falls between June and December with the wettest downpours from June to October it is safe to go out during this period.
This area, though being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 called the Tubbataha Reef Natural Park, it does have a window of diving opportunity which is eighty-one miles ( 130 km) for Palawan and only lasts for three months from March to June.
It is a time for the Jessie Beazley Reef that is frequented mostly by the longboard vessels for diving on several of these reefs which mainly consists of two atolls.
These sites are made famous and became attractions because of:
- WORLD-CLASS DROP OFFS
- CORAL GARDENS:
- LARGE PELAGIC MARINE LIFE
- AND VISIBILITY WHICH CAN STRETCH FOR UP TO ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FEET (40 M)