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BICOL DIVE CENTER

BICOL DIVE CENTER

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SAN MIGUEL ISLANDS

San Miguel is a group of islets off the coast of Masbate's Ticao Island. There are 18 dive sites that have been discovered in this area. Each site has its own unique marine creatures that draw divers in for photography, but the locations as a whole are noted for their stunning coral cover and macro critters. These places are ideal for night dives and check out dives.

The names of various diving locations, as well as their descriptions, are included below.

THE WALL
A rocky outcropping with a steep east-facing incline. Soft coral, sponges, and encrusted corals can be found here. Moray eels, scorpion fish, and stone fish can all be found hidden around the wall.

Depths ranges from18 to 30 meters .
UDOC 1 & 2

This dive spot is known for its dense coral population. It features a diverse array of colorful coral formations as well as other unique kinds of marine life. Banded sea snakes, frog fish, ringed pipe fish, lion fishes, and nudibranchs are some of the more intriguing marine creatures.

CLASSROOM
A sheltered location on Ticao Island's west side that has been named for its suitability for diving classes for beginners. Close to the island, there is a large sandy region, while further out from the main island, there is an excellent combination of hard and soft coral. There are no large fish in the area, although there are small schools of smaller reef fish. Gobies, sole fish, turtle and other creatures live in the sandy area, which provides a safe haven for them.
CAGPATING (3 Wall of wonder)

The name of this diving site comes from the fact that it features three massive rock formations. The coral population is dense. It features a diverse array of colorful coral formations as well as other unique kinds of marine life.

PAROLA
Currents merge at the tip of San Miguel Island. Expect moderate to strong currents, as well as the presence of sharks and rays. As you move through many ledges and discover the marine life that lives at various depths, you will be treated to a variety of vistas of the ocean and the surface. The best time to dive is when the tide is at its lowest.

Depth varies between 20 and 26 meters.
TRES GRACE (Cove)
A dive spot on the edge of a beautiful white sand beach. As soon as you go into the water, you're surrounded by a magnificent trail of soft coral that looks like a flower garden. Many parts of San Miguel Island are made of limestone, and in Tres Grace, you can see limestone structures under the sea and swim through various swim throughs and mini caves.
20-30 meters deep
THE POINT (San Miguel Garden & Caves)

Another location with rushing currents is at the point of San Miguel Island. Sharks, manta rays, and eagle rays are infrequently encountered at this diving spot. However, unlike Parola, the site includes caves that divers can explore. The cave is home to lion fish, banded boxer shrimp, sea horse, nudi branch, lobsters, and groupers.

20-25 meters below sea level.

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 (Tuguron)

A little atoll reef with a top depth of 20 meters and a steep drop down to the deep on all sides. It has a top area of about 100 square feet. m. The varied coral formations and rock formations can be seen from the top to a depth of roughly 35m. We frequently see sharks, schools of barracudas, tunas, and jacks in a fissure on one side of the atoll. The atoll is also home to a variety of nudibranch species, shrimp, and a plethora of other photographic opportunities.