Paliton Staghorn

Paliton Staghorn is a beautiful and easy to dive spot. Usually, you will find great visibility and a huge variety of soft and hard coral housing schools of all kinds and colors of reef fish.

The dense forests of soft coral are home to a large variety of reef fish and critters. A perfect spot for macro photography.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Current

Current

  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Paliton Sanctuary

Paliton Sanctuary is a wall dive starting from a depth of 5 m, going all the way to 50m. This makes it an ideal dive site for every level. Beautiful and intact coral gardens are found with lots of little macro critters.

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Paliton Wall

On this famous wall dive in the northeast corner of the island, you will see typical coral gardens with great opportunities for macro photography.

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Tambisan Wall

A very relaxing and comfortalble dive. Great for every level of diver. Beautiful coral gardens. You will find the special black coral trees in the area.

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Pasihagon

Pasihagon is named after the Barangay close to the site. This site is a gently sloped wall and is one of the less busy dive sites of Siquior. You will find the typical coral species here.

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Takot Shoal

Takot Shoal is also known as the sunken island. This is a sloping dive, starting at about 12 m, going all the way to 40 m. This is a more advanced dive site and you can encounter some current.

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Maite Marine Sanctuary

Southwest of the island along the beach road of San Juan in Siquijor you will find a cemetery. Maite in the Visayan dialect means cemetery, lending this dive site its name.

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Tongo Point

The gentle slope of this dive site starts at about 12m, going all the way to 65m. On some days you can encounter quite strong currents in Tongo Point.

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Sunken Island

Also known as “Takot Shoal,” this site is a beautiful submerged island encrusted with hard and soft corals. Amazing for both diving and snorkeling.

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One of the most popular shore entry in Siquijor is 1,3 kilometers from San Juan town center direction south, where you will find on a right side John Lhea Resort sign board. Turn in and check at Dive Point DC which is located there for a shore dive in Coral Garden. Don’t forget for a night dive.

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Coco Grove House Reef

A shallow slope makes this the perfect site for beginners. Just in front of Coco Grove resort, you will find a beautiful and colorful variety of coral and small fish. This site is easy to dive and not a lot of current.

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Recommended Training

Open Water Diver

Begin your lifelong adventure as a certified diver with the globally recognized SSI Open Water Diver certification.

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Boat Diving

Discover pristine dive sites that cannot be reached from shore and experience the excitement of liveaboard diving. Learn all you need to dive from boats with the SSI Boat Diving Specialty. Start today!

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Stress & Rescue

Learn to identify stress, prevent accidents, and learn rescue diver skills with this essential Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty program. Help yourself and other divers to stay safe. Get started now!

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Enriched Air Nitrox Level 2 (40%)

Extend your dive time, shorten your surface intervals and spend more time exploring the dive sites you love, with the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty certification program.

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Night Diving and Limited Visibility

Diving does not end when the sun goes down! Become a night diver and meet the incredible marine life that only comes out at night. Join the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility specialty program.

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