What you will see

El Nido offers some of the best marine life variety to be seen freediving in the Philippines.

It’s many reefs are rich of more than 850 species of fishes, 120 of corals and many other creatures.

On any given dive, you are likely to see an abundance of reef fish: parrotfish, damselfish, butterflyfish, angelfish, pipefish, clownfish and many others. Grouper, snapper and trevally are common, and you may see large schools of mackerel, bat fish and baraccuda. You are also likely to encounter hawksbill or green sea turtle, and the less attractive families of scorpion fish and moray eel. There are occasional sightings of eagle ray, manta ray, black tip reefshark, bumphead, napoleon and if you’re lucky, a whaleshark.

We also regularly see lobster, cuttlefish and seahorse. There is also a very interesting macro life, with many shrimps, crabs, jawfish, gobies, nudibranchs and worms. Night dives also offer a different set, with all the crustaceans in the open, octopus, squid, and even bioluminescence!

Our experienced instructors are highly knowledgeable about the reef inhabitants and fish behaviors, with a wealth of different areas of knowledge and interest.

Sit down with us, consult the fish book and we will help you identify what you saw on your fun dives. Even after thousands of dives, we are still just as excited to see our reef inhabitants as if it was our first day.

North rocks

An explosion of life.

Colorful corals, coutless fish and even the occasional whale shark. This pinacle is where you will find the greatest concentration of marine life in El Nido’s bay. You never know what you are going to encounter around the corner, a shy octopus, a curious grouper or a team of spade fish welcoming you. Loose yourself as you swim through a tight school of jack fish. Don’t forget your camera! As this is one of the hotspot for freediving in the Philippines.

Recomended for:

  • AIDA2 and above
  • Fun Dives
underwater tunnel cave diving

The Tunnel

A challenge even for the most experienced.

Looking for some of the most exciting freediving in the philippines? The Tunnel starts around 12m of depth; from one side of the island to the other, gives it a total length of 40m. Of course you don’t have to do the whole thing at once! Inside you have a good chance of spotting pipefish, cleaner shrimp, lion fish and school of black sweeper. The tunnel has a few ceiling holes which makes this dive an incredible spectacle. For advanced freedivers only.

Recomended for:

  • AIDA3 and above
  • Fun Dives
diving in el nido palawan

Paradise beach

Welcome to your new classroom.

One of the most beautifull beach in the Philippines and our freediving daycamp, Paradise beach has it all. An immaculate beach for breathing and streching practices. It’s also our favorite swimming pool, it’s peacefull waters are perfect for initiations and confined water sessions. The area is lined by 2 beautifull coral gardens. For those who want to push the exploration a bit further we can take you to an open cave filled with bigeyes fish. You will also get to meet Jojo our resident and friendly grouper.

Recomended for:

Binangculan rock formations

One of our favorite dive site.

The huge rocks make up an under water maze with countless swim throughs. It’s an amazing playground with most of the fun found between 10m and 25m. For confirmed freedivers only.

Recomended for:

  • AIDA3 and above
  • Fun Dives