Dive Map El Nido. Diving Palawan 2019.


Dilumacad Tunnel

This 35 metre / 115 foot long tunnel was discovered in the early 1990’s. Starting at 12 metres / 40 feet, with a memorial plate at the entrance, the tunnel has a sandy bottom and several ceiling holes. You enter one by one and use flash lights. The tunnel gradually widens towards the exit. It’s a stunning dive for experienced divers (+50) looking for hidden treasures and photographers to play with the light effects.

Famous Dive Site in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. Cave Diving. Cavern Diving.
Dilumacad Tunnel, El Nido

South Miniloc

This is El Nido’s most famous dive site for a good reason. Colorful, shallow water coral gardens combined with turtles, schooling big-eye snappers, yellow tail barracuda and smaller schools of chevron barracuda make this a memorable site. Unique is the field of massive cabbage corals starting on 12m down to 25m - there is always something to discover. It's at its best with a bit of current when the Spanish Mackerel an Tunas come in for lunch.

School of Fish. Beautiful Corals. Happy Scuba Diver in El Nido, Palawan
South Miniloc, El Nido

North Rock

This is the spot to look out for passing pelagic. You’ll find a mix of topographies from swim throughs to massive rock cleaning stations and huge table corals. Highlights include schooling jacks, barracuda, spade fish, big eye jacks and the occasional blacktip reef shark.

North Rock, El Nido
North Rock, El Nido

Entalula Wall

Depending on whether you dive the spectacular 35 metre / 115 foot west wall or the stunning coral garden and sloping south reef, this dive site never fails to impress. From schooling fish through to lazy turtles, marble rays, passing reef sharks and occasional eagle rays this colourful spot showcases the marine biodiversity of El Nido. You can drift it as-well from south to west.

Scorpion Head Fish. Macro Diving in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
West Entalula Wall, El Nido


An absolute must for macro photographers and critter hunters. This coral reef and sandy patched dive site is home to seahorses, hermit crabs and a plethora of crabs and nudibranch including Spanish dancers. This site really comes to life after the sun sets so night diving here is recommended. Look out for sea moths, cow fish and the Jawfish (local word: TABANKA) with a mouth full of eggs.

Beautiful Hard and Soft Corals. Best Scuba Diving in Philippines.
Nat Nat, El Nido

Paglugaban and Popolcan

Popolcan is an underwater Forrest with amazing Soft Corals at 28m. A Labyrinth of Rock-formations as is some Giants played Tetris with the Limestones, that's Paglugaban.  It never gets boring down here.

Scuba Diving in El Nido, Palawan. Underwater Photography. Learn Scuba Diving.
Swim-throughs at Paglugaban

Helicopter Island (Dilumacad)

There are 2 ways to dive this famous spot: Follow the reef slope to deeper waters or turn it into a shallow mug dive in the sandy area: Star-Gazer, Pipefish, Cleaner-Shrimp, Bluespotted Rays, Snake-Eel, Bamboo-Shark Juvenile, Sea-Moth, crazy Nudies...and if the Sea-gras is growing from September - December watch Green Sea-turtles enjoying their meal.

Underwater Life. Aquatic Life. Green Seaturtle. Diving in Philippines.
Green Seaturtle at Helicopter Island