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BICOL DIVE CENTER

BICOL DIVE CENTER

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SAN MIGUEL ISLANDS

THE WALL
A steep slope facing the east. Here you find encrusted corals, sponges, and soft coral. Hidden along the wall are creatures like moray eels, scorpion fish and stone fish.
18 meters to 30 meters. 
UDOC

This particular dive site highlights its thick coral population. It displays a variety of colorful coral formation with the many rare species of marine life. Some interesting marine species like banded sea snakes, frog fish, ringed pipe fish, lion fishes and nudibranch.

CLASSROOM
A sheltered area on the west side of Ticao Island which has been named for it being an ideal spot for dive courses and for beginners. There is a big sandy area close to the island and there is a good mix of hard and soft coral at one move further away from the main island. No big fish can be found in the area but you can get small schools of smaller reef fish. The sandy area is home to gobies, sole fish, and other critters that find shelter in the white sandy bottom.
CAGPATING (3 Wall of wonder)

This particular dive site highlights it's 3 huge rock formations - thus it's name. Thick coral population. It displays a variety of colorful coral formation with the many rare species of marine life.

PAROLA
Found at the tip of San Miguel Island where currents meet. Expect moderate to strong currents and find sharks and rays surfing along. Enjoy various views of the ocean and the surface as you move through many ledges and discover the marine life that dwells at the different depths.
20 meters.
TRES GRACE
A dive site found at the corner of a pristine white sand beach. Upon entering the water you are enveloped by a variety of soft coral creating a beautiful pathway which is reminiscent of a flower garden. Much of San Miguel Island is made of limestone and at Tres Grace, you get to admire limestone formations under the sea and have the chance to go through several swim throughs and mini caves.
Depth: 20 meters.
THE POINT

This is another site at the tip of San Miguel Island where you have rushing currents. This dive site is also frequented by sharks, manta rays, and eagle rays. However, as compared to Parola, the point has caves which divers can peek into. Lion fish, banded boxer shrimps, lobsters and groupers have made the cave their home.

20-25 meters.

LAPUS LAPUS EAST
As compared to its western twin, Lapus Lapus East has a steep slope and goes down to an average depth of 20 meters. The bigger boys of the sea hang out here. Facing away from the wall, catch a glimpse of pelagic like Tuna and Mackerel. Lapus Lapus East has its share of critters like nudibranch and the more camouflaged creatures of the sea like the frogfish.
ST. JEROMES REEF

A small atoll reef with 20m depth at it's top and slope down on all sides to the deep. Its top has an approximate area of 100 sq. m. From top to a depth of about 35m, one can observe at the different coral formations and rock formations. There is a crack on one side of the atoll where we frequently encounter the different pelagic from sharks, school of barracudas, tunas and jacks. the entire atoll is also filled with the different species of nudibranch, shrimps and so many other interesting subjects for the photo enthusiasts.