Dive in El Nido

    Tagbao Island (Miniloc) El Nido, Philippines

    Off the northwest point of Miniloc, this tiny island is also known locally as Tres Marias in reference to the three reefs that lie between the two islands. As it's shallow here, snorkeling is good and beginner divers can expect to see lots of reef fish, colourful corals and painted crayfish.

    Biet Point (Miniloc) El Nido, Philippines

    This site is on the southern tip of the island and ranges from 13-21m. There are plenty of lettuce corals and sponges. You'll encounter jacks, barracuda, squid, cuttlefish and angelfish. The site is very sheltered, so it's a good all year round spot to explore.

    Twin Rocks (Miniloc) El Nido, Philippines

    On the north side of the island, this site again slopes from 13-21m and has a sandy bottom. It is charactarised by a profusion of table corals, sea whips and sponges. You will see small stingray and angelfish here.

    The Wall (Miniloc) El Nido, Philippines

    This is one of the most popular dives in El Nido. This wall drops off for around 30m, and it's all covered with soft corals and plenty of nudibranchs.

    Dilumacad Island El Nido, Philippines

    Situated 6 km west of El Nido, this island is best known for a cave dive that can be found on the north side. The entrance is wide enough for two divers to enter together and a 15-20m tunnel leads to a cavern at the centre. The bottom is sandy where small fish and crabs can be seen.The way out is…

    Banayan Point (Matinloc… El Nido, Philippines

    Situated on the southern tip of the island, this a great site to see pelagics. Currents can be strong, bringing with them tuna, jacks and mackerel. Don't be so busy viewing the fish that you miss the coral encrusted rocks.

    Bikanayos Rock (Matinloc… El Nido, Philippines

    Also known as Picanayas, on the western side of the island, the site has some large boulders that whitetip sharks frequent. Pelagics can often be seen here as well.

    Inbogal Point (Matinloc… El Nido, Philippines

    Just to the southwest of Bikanayos, this site has some impressive gorgonians and green corals on a slope to 35m. Jacks, tuna and mackerel are common and it is home to a unique species of angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis). Only here and at Tres Marias can this fish be found.

    The Laberinth El Nido, Philippines

    This is a boulder formation creating a special environment underwater. One can dive trough the narrow corridors they create, and the occasional swim-through. Some macro life can be found here.