OUR DIVE SITES
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.