Dakak : Divesites
Diving in Dakak is best in the
months of March till September.
around the resort
Dakak dive sites provide a variety
of terrain from gradual slopes to coral thickets, vertical walls and caves.
Marine life is diverse. Some spots are thick with soft coral growth and
huge basket sponges, others with schools of jacks, surgeons, and small
A shallow dive, sloping bottom,
and a good selection of invertebrates, especially soft corals. Unusual
nudibranchs and several species of starfish. Good for novices for general
poking around. Ideal for check-out dives.
Beautiful walls drop to an average
of 60 degrees where there is a sandy bottom and a series of caves inhabited
by sweepers, soldier fish, puffer fish, and sea plumes. Some nice bushes
of black coral are seen here. Night diving is spectacular with spanish
dancers, sleeping fish and a wide variety of nocturnal crustaceans.
At only 10 ft, the shallow roof
area turns to a nice wall with fan corals,encrusting sponges, crevices,
small ledges and dramatic undercuts, bottoming out at 60 feet. Huge patches
of hard corals(Staghorn, lettuce leaf) with thousands of reef fish separate
Mushroom Wall from "The Caves" on its end and to Snapper Ridge to the West.
A series of coral gardens, small
walls, sandy area with coral heads and slopes with soft corals. Lots of
anthias, hawk fish, and invertebrates. Good for snorkeling and for novice
Small reef area with limited
coral covers. Abundant with large fish such as napoleon wrasses, tuna and
parrot fish. View schools of surgeon fish, barracuda, snappers, and blue-spotted
sting rays. For experienced divers only.
Seven year old sunken passenger
liner with bottom depth of 180 feet, and 130 feet at its highest point.
Large schools of fish from deck such as black and white snappers, red snapper,
jacks, and groupers. Very good visibility. For adventurous, experienced
Small wall with pretty growth,
octopuses, scorpion fish, sponges, tubastrea, continuous into a slope to
the north with some unusual crinoids covered formations provide a very
picturesque view of rudderfish, groupers, etc.
A series of large coral mounds
with nice selection of marine life: giant reef rays, small white tip sharks,
unicorn surgeons, snappers and sweetlips. experienced divers only.
The reef area is almost half
the size of Aligua, its top is about 125 feet deep, with soft coral growth.
The northern part of the island has short walls and crevices and a few
Lots of coral mounds, with huge
basket sponges, a nice selection of reef fish and invertebrates. Sightings
have been reported of blue spotted rays and a few turtles. Some coral damage
and barren areas though; eastern area though has massive coral thickets
and extends through to Escuelahan.
Named for the many schools of
fish(snappers, jacks, rainbow runners, surgeons, etc) and occasional tuna
found in the area. It is a hub of activity with fish of all sizes feeding.
Giant frog fish have been also sighted. Currents may be a problem for novice