Top 10 Dive Sites:
Sabang Bay, Puerto Galera
Diving the shallows of Sabang Bay early in the morning may sound like a chilly proposition, but for underwater photographers, it’s a dream come true – especially when everyone else is asleep, perhaps recovering from the previous night’s merrymaking. With the entire bay to yourself, you’ll discover an amazing collection of life, from microscopic critters to the odd turtle swimming in the sea grass, all at a depth of three to four metres. For example, one morning before coffee and breakfast, I spotted a miniature red-and-black frogfish, tiny dragonets, juvenile leaf fish, a white V shaped octopus, and just before I ran out of air, a huge green turtle. Wow!
You can also do the same dive in the late afternoon by starting at 20 meters from the Sabang wreck area and drift with the current, finishing back at the shallows, only five minutes from Asia Divers and El Galleon Beach Resort. To top it off, you’ll be back for that cool sunset beer at the resort’s Point Bar.
Review by Gunther Deichmann.
Gunther has lived and dived in The Philippines for many years and is an internationally acclaimed Photographer. Many of the photos on this site are his. You can visit his website at www.deichmann-photo.com.
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