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Dugong Watching

We are called Dugong Dive Center because our main attraction is organizing excursions to meet our little mermaids!

A full day trip along the coast to the feeding grounds of about 30 resident dugongs.

Dugong Watching ocean
World War 2 shipwreck : Kyokuzan Maru

Kyokuzan Maru Shipwreck

30 Minutes by boat (Bangka). Max. depth 35m. This Japanese freighter measures about 156m long and lies almost upright. The main structures remain intact. It carries in one of its holds a car and truck. This wreck provides shelter to batfishes and substrate for the ubiquitous bivalves. Fusiliers, trevallies, barracudas and rays are occasionally seen.

Shark at Apo Reef

Apo Reef Marine Park

3 1/2 hours by boat (Bangka). Depth >50m. Very dramatic drop-offs down to about 400m. The steep walls are well covered with corals, sponges, tunicates, nudibranchs and slugs. The coral formation at the plateau is magnificent. Green and hawksbill turtles, and a multitude of fish including damselfish, butterflyfish, batfish, surgeonfish, snappers, fusiliers and trevallies are common. Big tunas and sharks are resident at this reef.

Dimakya Island

Marine Sanctuary

30 minutes by boat (Bangka). Depth 3-17 m. This meandering reef features an incredible diversity of aquatic life from the tiniest creature to impressive schools of fish. An aggregation of giant clams (Tridacna spp., mostly endangered) is located at 12 m.

Turtle on reef at palawan
Jawfish with eggs in the mouth

Diboyoyan Island

 

40 minutes by boat (Bangka). Depth 3-28 m. Stony corals of magnificent formation. Marine protected area where mantas, blacktip sharks, cuttlefish are sporadically sighted. On several occasions, a whale shark has been seen passing.

 

Baracuda Lake

Off to Coron Island

 Depth > 40m. This freshwater lake is surrounded by limestone cliffs and a hot spring. The water  temperature ranges from 27-40 0C. The transition between the layers of cold water and hot water is abrupt. The interface is sometimes visible. There are numerous shells on the bottom, shrimps on the walls and some rabbitfish in the shallow area. The above-water environment is equally fascinating

Limestone cliffs during diving in Barracuda Lake
Nudibranch macro diving Tara Island, Palawan

Tara Island

2 and a half hours by boat (Bangka). Depth 3-36 m. A beautiful coral garden with a combination of soft and hard corals. 7 different dive sites where you can spot good macro life.