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El Nido is a municipality which is located south of Coron and on the northwestern coast of Palawan Island. El Nido is is bordered by the Linapacan Strait in the North, the Sulu Sea in the east, and the South China Sea in the west. El Nido has 4 island and islets and the surrounding is crystal blue waters that give opportunities for underwater adventure and nature lovers.


El Nido Philippines World-class wreck Dive SitesEl Nido is a showcase of Palawan's geology and diverse wildlife It is one of the most important sites for biological diversity in the country and has been declared by the Philippine government as a protected area. Palawan is the last frontier nature frontier in the Philippines because of the virgin forests and wildlife.

El Nido is one of the wold class diving destination in the Philippines. El Nido dive sites are also the home of the exotic and colorful tropical marine life. With it's unexploited underwater scenery, divers will have a good look od the colorful tropical fishes and corals.

There are about 20 dive sites in El Nido. The currents were medium abd the water is crystal clear in daytime with visibility to 20 meters easily.

Scuba Diving in El Nido is good all year round with lots of pelagic and excellent walls and drift diving. There are beautiful world class beaches, limestone cliffs and clear waters. The waters of El Nido is also the home to dugong, dolphins, turtles and an amazing array of colourful reef fish.

How to get there

The fastest way to get to El Nido is from Manila. It will take a maximum of 1 hour and 30 minutes and land directly to El Nido Airport. At El Nido Airport, guests are met by resort staff and transferred to a motorized outrigger boat for a scenic ride to the resorts.

Famous Diving Sites in El Nido Palawan Philippines

Dilumacad Island: This island is located 6 km west of El Nido. Dilumacad Island is known for a cave dive that can be found on the north side. The cave has an entrance wide enough for two divers to enter together and a 15-20m tunnel leads to a cavern at the centre. The bottom is quite sandy where you can see small exotic fish and crabs. The way out is norrow and one diver at a time. Outside, you can see larger fish.


El Nido Diving SpotsMatinloc Island: This island is located in the west of El Nido. This island has beautiful and interesting dive sites like the Banayan Point, Bikanayos Rock and Inbogal Point.

Banayan Point: Located on the southern tip of the Matinloc island. This marvelous dive site is great to see pelagics. The current can be strong and you can see tuna, jacks, mackerel and coral encrusted rocks.

Bikanayos Rock: This dive site is located on the western side of the Matinloc Island. This dive is also known as Picanayas. You can see whitetip sharks. Pelagics can often be seen here as well.

Inbogal Point: This site is located in the southwest of Binkanayos Rock. Beautiful gorgonians and green corals can be seen in this site. This dive site, you can see Jacks, tuna and mackerel are common and it is home to a unique species of angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis).

Miniloc Island: This island is a cove surrounded by sheer limestone cliffs with a fine white sand beach lined with coconut trees, and clear waters teeming with marine life. The island is situated in the west of El Nido. There are a number of attractive dive sites like Tagbao Island, Biet Point and Twin Rocks.

Tagbao Island: This tiny island Located at the northwest point of Miniloc Island. This island is locally known as Tres Marias in reference to the three reefs that lie between the two islands. Snorkeling is best in here because it is shallow and you see a lot of reef fish, colourful corals and painted crayfish.

Biet Point: This dive site is located at the southern tip of the Miniloc island. In this beautiful dive site, you can see plenty of lettuce corals and sponges. Jacks, barracuda, squid, cuttlefish and angelfish can be encountered in here.

Twin Rocks: Located at the north side of the Miniloc Island. It is charactarized by a profusion of table corals, sea whips and sponges. You will see small stingray and angelfish here.


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