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Seven Islands or 7 Rocks is popular reef and sanctuary near Coron Town with plenty of divers and snorkelers.
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7 Islands, 7 Rocks or Siete Picado is one of the most popular reef dives around Coron because of its close distance to the town (only 20min with the boat). Also good for a single dive or night dive, but usually and best in combination with Barracuda Lake. Since a couple of years this reef is a marine sanctuary and the friendly guard Mang Bitong keeps a sharp eye of its protection. He is also collecting the entrance-fee of 100 Pesos per diver.
From very shallow the reef slopes down to maximum 24m and has an amazing high variety of healthy soft and hard corals. An excellent diversity of fishes like many kinds of anemone fish, batfishes, cuttlefish, barracudas, groupers, angel fishes, emperors, moray-eels and the giant clams, the rare mandarin fish, turtles, lobsters, seahorses, nudibranch and rays, sometimes even eagle-rays, makes this dive-site to a perfect spot for underwater photography. Depending on conditions, the visibility varies from 5-20m and sometimes fierce currents can be present.
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Siete Picados aka 7 Islands is the local marine park. It is composes of seven small limestone islets. The strict no fishing and no anchoring policy has done wonders for the marine life. You can see groupers, sweetlips, batfish, angel fish, clown fish, and many other reef fish. Current here can be strong, and it makes for a really pretty drift dive.
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