Let's Dive

Our recreational dives are located at Sabang, a small town on the North-East coast of Mindoro Island. Access to Sabang can be tricky, but there are a multitude of options including travel by plane, boat, bus, taxi and a bus/ferry combined ticket. Sabang is renowned for some of the best diving spots on the planet and with a protected marine sanctuary, the dive sites feature a large variety of small marine life with the occasional shark or turtle.

Several sites are drift dives and often turn into current dives with the best diving, for coral and marine life, being at 18 m or 60 feet. Almost all of the dive sites are within a 10 minute boat ride of Sabang making it the ideal location for dive trips, recreational or otherwise. Some notable dive sites in Sabang include:

  • The Canyons (30m/100ft)
  • Shark Cave (27m/90ft)
  • Odie’s Dingding (33m/110ft)
  • Sabang Point (24m/80ft multilevel)
  • St. Christopher (24m/80ft multilevel)
  • Ernie’s Caves (27m/90ft multilevel)
  • Dungon Wall (27m/90ft multilevel)
  • Wreck Point (15m/50ft)
  • The Atoll (33m/110ft)
  • Pink Wall (12m/40ft)
  • Sabang Junk (18m/60ft)
  • Washing Machine (15m/50ft) Verde Island
  • The Drop Off (Any Depth) Verde Island

Dive Sites

Coral Gardens

Depth: 10m / 30ft

Travel Time: 15 Minutes

Considered the best snorkelling in the area and a great dive for novices and photographers. Can also be an exhilarating drift dive from Manila Channel to Batangas Channel. Coral strewn terrain shelves out from the beach to 9m / 27ft.

Hole In The Wall

Depth: 18m / 60ft

Travel Time: 10 Minutes

Situated on Escarceo Point, allowing for currents you drop into 9m / 30ft of well-lit water, with some of the best table corals worldwide. You descend in several stepped drop-offs, each about 3m / 9ft and reach The Hole at about 13m / 45ft. World class dive site.

Monkey Beach

Depth: 18m / 60ft

Travel Time: 5 Minutes

A coral slope down to 18m / 60ft makes an easy dive, good for novices. Small coral heads have crinoids, nudibranchs and plenty of small reef fish.

The Hill

Depth: 12m / 40ft

Travel Time: 12 Minutes

A good dive for novices as long as it is slack water. Good corals and sponges abound, with small reef fish teeming around them.

Batangas Channel

Depth: 15m / 50ft

Travel Time: 12 Minutes

A good drift dive on the right tide, this dive site has many unusual sponge and coral formations. Very good place to find some more unusual creatures such as blue-ribbon eels, crocodile fish and stonefish.

Technical diving (also referred to as tec diving or tech diving) is scuba diving that exceeds the specified limits of recreational diving for non-professional purposes. The equipment often involves breathing gases other than oxygen or the standard nitrox mixtures. Technical diving encompasses multiple aspects of diving, which typically share a lack of direct access to the surface. These may be caused by physical constraints, like an overhead environment, or physiological, like decompression obligation.

Typically technical diving involves accessing locations not accessible through standard diving equipment, this can include wrecks, caves or extended depths. Due to the inherit dangers associated with diving at depth, there is an emphasis on procedure and general practices related to training and standards to ensure all those participating do so in a safe environment.

Dive Sites

Japanese Wreck

Depth: 42m / 140ft

Travel Time: 15 Minutes

Situated on a flat sandy bottom, all that remains of this WW2 Japanese patrol boat is the engine block and propeller shaft. Two very large moray eels are residents along with 30+ sweetlips. A flashlight makes for a memorable dive.

Sinandigan Wall

Depth: 40m / 130ft Multilevel

Travel Time: 15 Minutes

A real wall goes down to a depth of 40m / 130ft, with all manner of corals plus at least seven different varieties of nudibranchs and plenty of larger fish.

West Escarceo

Depth: 30m / 100ft Multilevel

Travel Time: 10 Minutes

A dive site suitable for all levels. The reef starts in shallow water and follows a steep slope down to 30m / 100ft. Currents may propel you towards the Canyons or the hole in the wall. Large boulder and table corals make this a favourite for photographers.

Monkey Wreck

Depth: 42m / 140ft

Travel Time: 5 Minutes

A 20m / 65ft local pig-boat sunk in 1993 lies off the main reef in sand and hosts a large school of batfish and some good-size snappers and groupers. Advanced dive due to depth and the tricky current.

Alma Jane Wreck

Depth: 30m / 100ft

Travel Time: 5 Minutes

Sunk in 2003, this steel cargo ship measures over 30m / 100ft in length and sits upright. With light coming in from several skylights, this is a wonderful swim-through with the ship’s wide beams and deep draft. Provides a perfect artificial reef for all kinds of marine life.

Want to come on one of our stunning technical or recreational dives?