El Nido Palawan has over 18 different dive sites in Bacuit Bay
SOUTH MINILOC REEF / CROSSING
Shallow reef/between 5 meters at the buoy to a flat triangular area of 12 meters and slope down to 32 meters on the east side and 28 meters on the south west side. This is the most famous and visited dive site in El Nido. It is said that Jack Cousteau visited here in the 1970’s and discover the outcrop of Cabbage Coral which is one of the highlights of this dive. There is a resident school of big-eyed snappers and other species like blue ribbon eels, pipe fish, turtles, marbled groupers and many more. Good to dive 2 or 3 times on different days. This is one of the sites most affected by tidal currents, especially during full moon.
Miniloc – Simizu Crossing –The Channel between Simizu and Miniloc Island. At a depth of 24 meters there is a resident school of barracuda and big-eyed soldier fish, also soft corals, rock formations that form a beautiful contrast with the white sandy areas and we continue the dive to South Miniloc Reef.
NORTH ROCK REEF / CROSSING
One of the best sites in Bacuit bay. We start the dive on North Rock which offers schools of Batfish, crocodile scorpion fish, school of Barracudas and one of the best sites for Black Tip Sharks. On the channel on the way to Tres Marias you find sandy areas with plenty of blue-spotted stingrays, rock formations with soft corals and quite often turtles. Sometimes a good place for Pelagic and bigger fish.
This underwater tunnel is located in the northwest part of Dilumacad. The tunnel has an entrance wide enough for two divers to enter together at a depth of 12 meters. The length of the Tunnel is 38 meters. In the center there is a small air pocket with Halocline that it is of interest to many. The bottom is quite sandy where you can see transparent cleaner shrimp, sting rays, a local puffer fish and crabs. Outside is a fantastic place to see some really special and different species of nudibranches that are not found anywhere else in Bacuit Bay