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Dakak Dive Sites

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DAKAK DIVING SEASON
Diving in Dakak is best in the months of March till September.

 

Liuay Rock
A shallow dive, sloping bottom, and a good selection of invertebrates, especially soft corals. Unusual nudibranchs and several species of starfish. Good for novices for general poking around. Ideal for check-out dives.


The Caves
Beautiful walls drop to an average of 60 degrees where there is a sandy bottom and a series of caves inhabited by sweepers, soldier fish, puffer fish, and sea plumes. Some nice bushes of black coral are seen here. Night diving is spectacular with spanish dancers, sleeping fish and a wide variety of nocturnal crustaceans.


Mushrom Wall
At only 10 ft, the shallow roof area turns to a nice wall with fan corals,encrusting sponges, crevices, small ledges and dramatic undercuts, bottoming out at 60 feet. Huge patches of hard corals(Staghorn, lettuce leaf) with thousands of reef fish separate Mushroom Wall from "The Caves" on its end and to Snapper Ridge to the West.


The Gardens
A series of coral gardens, small walls, sandy area with coral heads and slopes with soft corals. Lots of anthias, hawk fish, and invertebrates. Good for snorkeling and for novice divers.


Cesar's Reef
Small reef area with limited coral covers. Abundant with large fish such as napoleon wrasses, tuna and parrot fish. View schools of surgeon fish, barracuda, snappers, and blue-spotted sting rays. For experienced divers only.


The Wreck
Seven year old sunken passenger liner with bottom depth of 180 feet, and 130 feet at its highest point. Large schools of fish from deck such as black and white snappers, red snapper, jacks, and groupers. Very good visibility. For adventurous, experienced divers.


Octopus Wall
Small wall with pretty growth, octopuses, scorpion fish, sponges, tubastrea, continuous into a slope to the north with some unusual crinoids covered formations provide a very picturesque view of rudderfish, groupers, etc.


Buchok's Reef
A series of large coral mounds with nice selection of marine life: giant reef rays, small white tip sharks, unicorn surgeons, snappers and sweetlips. experienced divers only.


Challenger Reef
The reef area is almost half the size of Aligua, its top is about 125 feet deep, with soft coral growth. The northern part of the island has short walls and crevices and a few juvenile fish.


Romy's Reef
Lots of coral mounds, with huge basket sponges, a nice selection of reef fish and invertebrates. Sightings have been reported of blue spotted rays and a few turtles. Some coral damage and barren areas though; eastern area though has massive coral thickets and extends through to Escuelahan.


Eskuelahan
Named for the many schools of fish(snappers, jacks, rainbow runners, surgeons, etc) and occasional tuna found in the area. It is a hub of activity with fish of all sizes feeding. Giant frog fish have been also sighted. Currents may be a problem for novice divers.

 

Dive Sites Around the Resort (Dakak Beach Resort)
Dakak dive sites provide a variety of terrain from gradual slopes to coral thickets, vertical walls and caves. Marine life is diverse. Some spots are thick with soft coral growth and huge basket sponges, others with schools of jacks, surgeons, and small reef dwellers.

 
 

Travel Quotes:

The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned, in the first place, to the various works of Nature, to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore, and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur. William Bartram

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. W. C. Fields

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A traditional Filipino breakfast might include pandesal (small bread rolls), kesong puti (white cheese), champorado (chocolate rice porridge), sinangag (garlic fried rice), and meat—such as tapa, longganisa, tocino, karne norte (corned beef), or fish such as daing na bangus (salted and dried milkfish)—or itlog na pula (salted duck eggs). Coffee is also commonly served particularly kapeng barako, a variety of coffee produced in the mountains of Batangas noted for having a strong flavor.

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