Coconut point Dive Site

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This is a fantastic dive site that is part of Apo Island and is often referred to as the washing machine due to the strong up and down currents. As part of the Apo Island group of dives, it is one of the best dives in the Philippines because of its huge variety of marine life.

The reef starts at around 10 metres and slopes down to about 35 metres. The coral reef is about 150 metres long and in this area, over the coral slope, there is often a very strong downward current. It is only advisable for experienced divers to attempt to dive this site because of the risk of these constantly varying currents. If there are strong winds, bad visibility, or high waves, then this dive should not be completed as these conditions exacerbate the downward currents. The current is also known to change during the dive from up to down, and from left to right and divers must be experienced with diving with currents to be able to manage these conditions. The current is not that strong at shallower parts but most of the dive is still conducted as a drift dive.

As with all dive sites with strong currents, the larger fish are on display and it is likely divers will see tuna, barracuda, potato groupers, bumphead parrotfish, Napoleon wrasse, big eyed jacks, sea snakes, and Spanish mackerel. There will also be different kinds of turtles, parrotfish, sweetlips, unicorn fish, lionfish, angelfish, and triggerfish. There are frequent sightings of different types of rays and reef shark as well.

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