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Pandan Island is a remote island and serves as a perfect start for scuba diving nearby Apo Reef.

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Pandan Island is a small remote island in the South China Sea at only two kilometers offshore Sablayan on the west coast of Mindoro Occidental. The island is surrounded with nice stretches of white sanded beaches, lush tropical forest, great rock formations such as Spanish Nose and an excellent although simple resort named North Pandan Island Resort.

Its temperate waters and bright white sand offer excellent conditions for snorkeling and attract marine life, especially turtles are common. There are quite a few interesting dive sites around Pandan Island, but for more serious diving you should visit Apo Reef. This world famous Marine Park can be reached in approximately three hours, but for those who want to spend time in the water despite on deck, there are also many liveaboard trips that regularly go to Apo Reef. Pandan Island is a quiet island with no electricity and with Apo Reef nearby it is an excellent holiday vacation.

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- La Laguna Beach Club and Dive Center, Big La Laguna Puerto Galera, P...

La Laguna Beach Club and Dive Center
 Big La Laguna Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera

Nestled in the center of beautiful Big Lalaguna Bay where the sand is white, the water is crystal clear and alive with tropical fish and coral, LaLaguna Beach Club is the place to stay to satisfy all your diving holdiay and vacation requirements.Constructed in 1992, our resort has 34 well appointed rooms all offering air-conditioning and mini bar, cable TV, bathrooms and modern comforts including hot water.  There are 6 family rooms available, consisting of 1 double bed and a set of bunk beds with additional stretcher beds and mattresses available for children. Wifi internet access is also available.We refer to La Laguna Beach Club and Dive Centre as a Boutique Resort because of the friendly, personalized service offered to all guests. The resort feels like a home away from home amongst friends.Popular activities which can be offered by the resort are beach picnics, mountain hiking, golfing and fishing. The Beach Club also offers dive trips to other destinations aboard our live-aboard M.V. Rags II.

Puerto Galera is approximately 100 miles South of Manila and is situated on the northern peninsula of Mindoro Island. It is separated from Luzon by the Verde Island passage which waters are flushed by the current of the South China Sea. Current can be very strong up to 6 knots which makes some of the sites a spectacular ride alive with fish life. So diving with a professional Divemaster or Instructor who knows the area and the currents is very important. The passage is very deep so clear water is very common to the dive sites of Puerto Galera along with a fantastic variety of large and small aquatic creatures.The variety of hard and soft corals along with hundreds of species of of tropical fish life makes it one of the most popular dive destinations in the Philippines that offers world class dive sites, The 5km foreshore is a protected area and a marine sanctuaryThe visibility varies from 10m/30ft up to 30m/100ft and sometimes even better depending on the water temperature, current strength and wind direction. The best diving conditions can be from April to September with water temperatures of up to 29 degrees C, clam seas and better visibility. The water temperature can get as low as 22 degrees around December on the deeper dives and the area does have a lot of thermo clines with clear cool water due to the deep channel and strong currents. The area can be dived all year round. Typhoon season is usually from the end of July until the end of November but they usually pass well North East of Puerto Galera creating sometimes strong winds, rain and choppy seas. Depending on the wind direction and sea conditions there are always areas which are sheltered to dive.Most of the dive sites are within a few minutes boat ride from most of the dive centers. There are sites for all levels of training from the beginner, advanced experience diver and the deeper sites for Technical and Trimix Divers. Day dive trips can be made to some of the outer Islands like Verde, Chicken Feather and Maricaban Island which offer some spectacular Reefs, Walls and Pinnacles. Most Dive Centers offer Nitrox courses and Tank Fills but only a few are set up for Technical and Trimix Diving


- KokosNuss Garden Resort, National Road, Barangay 6, Coron, Palawan

KokosNuss Garden Resort

KokosNuss Resort - Coron, Busu...
 National Road, Barangay 6
Coron, Palawan

KokosNuss Garden Resort in Coron, Palawan, Philippines, offers accommodation and activities for divers and non-divers.

KokosNuss is a small Resort in the town of Coron on the tropical Island of Busuanga, Province of Palawan, in the Republic of the Philippines. If you are interested to learn more about accommodation at KokosNuss Resort, the location, how to get there and possible activities like diving our famous japanes World War II wrecks, island hopping, horseback riding, vulcanic hot springs, motorbike tours, calauit island wildlife safaris, sea safaris or if you just like to see some photos of the philippine treasures, take your time and browse through our little website.

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