This site is what we are fortunate enough to call our house reef, or known as “Baki House Reef” (of course only we call it by that name).
This huge coral reef is home to different kinds of anemone fish, small barracudas, Hawksbill and Green turtles, groupers, and an array of reef fish. The shallow area is a beautiful hard coral garden which is also nice for snorkeling. Because there is not much current present in this area, it is an ideal site for Open waterdivers, refresher courses and Orientation dives. Max Depth is 18 meters.
(Open Water, but AOW advised. Drift dive – 20m max depth)
This dive site called “Mainit”, originating from the term “HOT” in the local dialect, was given due to the thermal activity in the area, and the patches of sand that is too hot to touch.
A wide variety of marine life congregate in this area, and having said that, the currents here can be tricky. Drift dives are to be expected. If you are taking photos, find a bommie as shelter and relax and enjoy the beautiful corals and anemones.
The patchy reef can have some strong currents and has a school of pretty big barracuda’s patrolling, as well as schools of Surgeonfish, Fusiliers and Yellow Snapper.
Please follow the advice and direction of your dive guide in order to avoid problems that might be caused by strong currents.
(Open Water and above, Coral Dive and 18m max depth)
Sea Grass beds in the shallows and a sandy slope at a gentle gradient, you can do long dives and explore the entire area, but still keeping an eye on their NDL’s.
The sandy slopes of this dive sites plus its relatively shallow waters make it feasible to explore the entire area in one go. Some of the sea creatures to encounter here include ghost pipefish, spiny devilfish, nudibranchs, and the tiny pygmy squid
(Open Water and above, Artificial Reef, 18m max depth)
This dive site is a photographers heaven, or anyone that is interested in critters. It may appear as a bare sandy slope, but don’t be fooled, it is filled with life.
The San Miguel Tires is home to several scorpion fish, moray eels, pygmy squid, lion fish, ambon scorpion fish, striated frogfish, and the elusive bumblebee shrimp.