We have several great spots for a unforgettable night dive; our own house riff, Pescador Island or Discovery Point. At 6:30pm you can meet decorator crabs, shrimps, nudibranchs, moray eels, snake eels, cuttlefish, octopus, frogfish and much more. If you don’t do a night dive in the Philippines, you’re really missing something!
During twilight the marine life is very different. At Talisay the mandarin fish appear to perform their fascinating courtship display.
1. Magic point, our house reef!
Depth: runs from 5 till 55 metres/15 till 180 feet, visibility 15 till 25 metres/50 till 80 feet. Our fantastic house reef (a drop off) is just in front of our dive centre and there’s lots to see. Schools of jacks and tuna hunting on a prestige reef covered with hard, soft and fan corals. We also have our frogfish, a black, yellow and grey one. There are always turtles around and even while snorkelling you’re bound to see them. We’ve even seen a whale shark and several white tip reef sharks on our house reef. During a night dive you can see decorator crabs, cuttlefish, nudibranchs, snake eels, sea snakes and many more.
2. Discovery point
Depth: 5 till 30 metres/15 till 100 feet, visibility 10 till 25 metres/30 till 80 feet. This is a spot for macro lovers!
3. Goby Point
Depth: 5 to 10 metres/15 till 30 feet. Visibility 10 to 15 meters/30 to 50 feet. Big rocks on a sandy bottom with masses of small life like boxer shrimps, signal gobbies, nudibranchs, pegasus and much more. The perfect afternoon dive!
4. Tongo point
Depth: 5 till 55 metres/15 till 180 feet, visibility 15 till 25 metres/50 till 80 feet. This is everything a diver wants! A drop off covered with hard and soft corals, fan corals, small caves, occasional turtles and masses of small creatures like nudibranchs, leaf fish, harlequin ghost pipe fish etc. But don’t be surprised if you see barracudas, jacks or a whale shark.
5. Talisay Wall
Depth: 5 till 55 metres/15 till 180 feet, visibility 15 till 30 metres/50 till 100 feet. A variable dive with a slope and wall. There a several caves to be found and explored. Lots of black coral, bat fish, barracuda, mandarin fish and sometimes a turtle. Because of the combination of slope and wall, this is also a great place for a night dive. Want to join us?!
6. Talisay point
Depth: 5 till 55 metres/15 till 180 feet, visibility 15 till 30 metres 50 till 100 feet. A beautiful slope, full of hard corals mixed with soft and leather corals. You can find bat fish, crocodile needle fish, turtles, sea snakes, frogfish, anemones with shrimps and clownfish to name but a few. In the evenings mandarin fish will come out in search for food.
7. Panagsama beach
Depth: 3 till 40 metres/10 till 130 feet, visibility 15 till 25 metres/50 till 80 feet. An excellent dive for beginners and for the divers who love small things. You start the dive at 15 metres and slowly ascent to 10 metres. The chances of seeing a school of sardines being chased by tuna fish is high. There is always a chance that a whale shark will pass by.
8. Kasai Point
Depth: 5 till 35 metres/15 till 115 feet, visibility 15 till 35 metres/50 till 115 feet. During this dive you will find several canyons and caves, large schools of razor fish, a turtle, leaf fish, black coral and this is also on the path of the whale sharks. If you’re really lucky you’ll see eagle rays.
9. Kasai Wall
Depth: 5 till 40 metres/15 till 130 feet, visibility 15 till 40 metres/50 till 130 feet. A varied dive along a wall where you will find several caves and canyons. In the deep you can see snappers and sweetlips, in the caves or on the wall frogfish, moray eels, sea snakes and in the blue schools of big mouth mackerels and sardines. And of course the small life is also there.
10. Tuble Reef
Depth: 2 till 35 metres/5 till 115 feet, visibility 15 till 35 metres/50 till 115 feet. Lots of caves and a forest of sea fan corals make this dive a special experience. You may also sea schools of razor fish, big parrot fish, turtles and large schools of tuna and jacks.
11. Dolphin House
Depth: 5 till 45 metres/15 till 140 feet, visibility 15 till 30 metres/50 till 100 feet. A gentle slope to 20 metres/65 feet covered with corals then a drop off to 45 metres/140 feet. Around 20 metres/65 feet there are a lot of caves and in one of them there is usually a sleeping turtle. At 25 metres/80 feet there are some big fan corals. They’re difficult to find, but here you can find pigmy sea hors.
12. White Beach south
Depth: 4 till 35 metres/15 till 115 feet, visibility 15 till 30 metres/50 till 100 feet. Because of the slope this is also a great place for snorkelling. The wall is covered with hundreds off soft coral and there are also caves. This is a very good place to look for nudibranchs.
13. White beach north
Depth: 4 till 35 metres/15 till 115 feet, visibility 15 till 30 metres/50 till 100 feet. This slope is extremely colourful because of the great diversity of soft and hard corals and also all sorts of anemones, each with there own specific inhabitant. You can also meet potato groupers, snappers and turtles.
14. Fish feeding
Depth: 5 till 35 metres/15 till 115 feet, visibility 15 till 30 metres/50 till 100 feet. A simply fantastic slope full with corals. Between all these corals the turtles are sleeping, big fish are looking for a meal, shrimps and crabs are hiding in anemones and soft corals, and so on. Ghost pipe fish are seen here a lot. By the way: we do not feed the fish!
15. Copton Point deep
Depth: 18 till 55 metres/65 till 180 feet, visibility 15 till 25 metres/50 till 80 feet. This dive starts with an airplane wreck that has sunk in 1993 as a dive attraction. The slope changes at 23 metres/75 feet into a beautifull wall covered with sea fans, sponges, soft coral and we find a lot of nudibranchs and shrimps.
16. Copton Point shallow
Depth: 4 till 18 metres/15 till 65 feet, visibility 15 till 25 metres/50 till 80 feet. There are many table corals here, soft corals en a huge variety of fish such as scorpion fish, sweetlips, puffer fish, titan trigger fish, turtles, nudibranchs, shrimps and again a lot more.
Depth: 8 till 45 metres/20 till 150 feet, visibility 10 till 25 metres/30 till 80 feet. Deep or shallow, this is a great place to dive. Between 26 and 40 metres/80 and 130 feet there is a fan coral forest, not just a few, no, really as far as you can see and enormous! There area also leaf fish, harlequin ghost pipe fish, napoleon fish, bump-head parrotfish, white tip shark to name but a few. In the coral garden all the small life is hiding between the hard and soft corals. Do not forget your camera, but you’ll have a tough decision, your standard of the macro lens. Better plan: make more dives here!
There are divers that call this one of the best dive spots of the Philippines so come and decide for yourself! You can make several dives before your have gone all the way around the island, but then you have not seen all.
18. Pescador Island Cathedral
Depth: 5 till 65 metres/15 till 200 feet, visibility 20 till 40 metres/65 till 130 feet. There is an unbelievable variety of corals, frog fish, schools of lion fish, barracudas, tuna and snappers, etc. There is a magnificent cave that has a heavenly view of the surface so it’s easy to see why it’s called the Cathedral. Occasionally you will meet sharks and at the north east side there is a plateau where you can find nudibranchs, shrimps and lots of other small marine life. The wall is covered with soft coral which offers a home to octopus, moray eels, snake-eels, nudibranchs and many more.
19. Pescador Island east
Depth: 5 till 65 metres/15 till 200 feet, visibility 20 till 40 metres/65 till 130 feet. The dive starts at a plateau that turns into a sloop which is covered with all kinds of hard and soft coral. If you take a good look, you’ll find a lot of scorpion fish, razor fish, sweetlips, potato groupers, snappers, schools of tuna and barracuda. The dive ends on a plateau. Look carefully and you’ll find a lot of small marine life here.
20. Pescador Island nightdive
Depth: 5 to 65 meters/15 till 200 feet. Visibility: 5 to 15 meters/15 till 50 feet. THis will be the most beautiful night dive you’ve ever made. Big crabs run around, cuttlefish, snake-eels and there are nudibranchs in all sizes. The corals are open and so very colorful but aware that the sharks might be watching you!