Destinations : Batangas :
Nasugbu Dive Sites
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NASUGBU DIVE SITES
Dive sites around Nasugbu, Batangas,
can be reached when staying at Coral Beach Resort.
Starting from a rocky bottom with a small cave at 20ft the bottom
leads down a wall covered with
masses of soft pink coral, abundant with fish from large
Filefishes, Moorish Idols, Moray Eels,
Crayfish, Banded Coral Shrimps and many others,
the bright pinks, reds and yellows make this an ideal night dive,
depth from 20ft - 90ft.
Garden, A great variety of corals scattered over
a sandy bottom leading to two walls,
sting rays cover the whole area and on each dive it is not uncommon
to find at least three or more.
This diverse divesite is one of the most popular here and the diver
soon discovers with its selection of
corals how aptly named it is. Lion fish and Batfish are
common in this area. Depth from 30 - 50ft.
Covered with whip corals the bottom soon drops down over a wall
to 70ft, with many small holes
and crevasses this is an ideal divesite to take a flashlight on,
sometimes sleeping nocturnal black
and white catsharks are found under ledges. The wall
drops down further before joining up with coral garden.
East Reef, A newly discovered area covered in coral
and fish, with a lot more exploration
this could turn out to be an exceptional divesite. Depth 30 - 50ft.
South, An incredible amount of soft and hard corals
with huge fan corals and coral
heads all over the area. Plenty of fish of all sizes adorn the area.
This area can keep the avid
diver occupied for hours exploring all the coral heads and small
reefs that are scattered around
the edge of the area.
North, Hard corals cover this area down to 50ft where
as you turn left to a wall at
60ft leading to a canyon wide enough for divers to swim through,
Morays are seen swimming and
the rare Frogfish is sometimes seen.
Point, A lagoon shaped like a horseshoe with the
most interesting and diverse collection
of soft corals and sponges adorning the bottom down to 50ft. South
side an interesting deep dive
following the corals down to 110ft over the sand, along the wall
large angelfish are often seen along
with large groupers and remoras. North side is fast gaining
popularity amongst local divers as a site to explore, walls and
canyons are host to an ever
changing underwater scenery, a large cavern with sleeping sharks
is often found.
Lo-oc Bay - Medio
Island - Hamilo Cove from
A favourite divesite, south side has
many valleys from 25 - 70ft covered with a
huge selection of soft and hard corals, fish are plentiful here
both big and small, an excellent
dive at any depth, Purple Flying Gurnards have been seen here also
the rare Eagle Ray, north side
is covered with rocks and boulders down to 80ft, an excellent
drift dive with large Parrot fish and
Emperor Angelfish seen at the deepest depths, this
is a dive you never want to end, ideal
for multilevel diving.
a large slit cave which opens up to a chimney, the cave provides
shelter to a multitude of fish and
crayfish, occasionally sleeping sharks and Manta rays
have been seen here, penetration of the cave is not possible but
access from both sides is possible.
Wreck, A Japanese freighter was sunk here during the liberation
of the Philippines by US forces
in 1945, a silty low visibility dive 5-30ft at a depth of between
25-40ft. Many schools of large Batfish
live here along with Stonefish and large Lion Fish.
and Cutad Island, further north these
divesites are still being explored with
encouraging results, good diving from 50ft down to 110ft, many different
fish seen here in the underwater
valleys that cover the area.
The Blue Holes
are often described as the most interesting piece of underwater
architecture ever seen, three large
holes in the coral leading into an open topped cavern,
whitetip reef sharks are often seen by the first diver down only
to hide as the others follow,
crystal clear water with visibility reaching 300ft on a good day.
located opposite the beach in 65ft of water the stern and keel of
a steel Dutch freighter are
found, you will soon be surrounded by schools of clownfish and
damsels , nearby is a Volkswagen mini-bus
inhabited by very large Lionfish.
located between the blue holes and the wreck is some very spectacular
coral formations with valleys dropping
away to over 120ft, large fan corals and sponges
cover the area, some large schools of Jacks and Cuttlefish are frequently
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