Diving in Mindoro

Visit the world’s second largest connecting coral reef system, Apo Reef, which is also one of the major diving attractions in the Mindoro region. Mindoro is the perfect dive destination with an abundance of marine life, including over 400 different types of coral, nearly 500 species of fish and an abundance of sharks, rays and even the occasional Manta ray. The best way to arrive at the dive spots where the reef is accessible is by a short ride or liveaboards and safaris that depart Batangas and Puerto Galera. From Pandan island, you can take one of the many day trips to the 3km long reef; it takes around 90 minutes to arrive by boat; excursions from Coron can take longer. Many accommodations for every type of budget are available around Sablaya and Pandan Island, ranging from Luxury to more economic. All levels of divers will find the perfect dive site in Mindoro, including challenging dive sites with strong currents that are common along the steep and dramatic walls, perfect for the more experienced divers. The easiest way to arrive at Puerto Galera, which is famous for its unique and diverse diving, is by departing from Manila or Batangas, by bus. Fly into San Jose airport and transfer to Sablaya for boats to Pandan or Mindoro.


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Wildlife in Mindoro

Over 400 different types of Coral, nearly 500 species of fish and an abundance of sharks, as well as the occasional Mantas rays, are part of marine life in Apo Reef in the province of Mindoro. This region is also full of stunning sheer walls and colorful corals. If you plan on traveling to this region during the colder months, you might encounter hammerhead sharks. Other species you can expect to see around the different dive sites of Pandan island are large Gorgonians, Neptune cups, Surgeonfish, Cuttlefish, Morays & sand eels, sea turtles and Bumphead (hump head) parrotfish.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Thresher Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Rays
Stingrays
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Thresher Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Rays
Stingrays
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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