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Basic Puerto Galera - West Escarceo informations
Dive depthDive depth: 3 - 24m (10 - 79ft)
Water temperatureWater temperature: 27 - 30℃ (81 - 86℉)
CurrentCurrent: none - moderate
Dive typeDive type: drift, night dive and reef
Difficulty levelDifficulty: beginner divers
Puerto Galera - West Escarceo description
Puerto Galera - West Escarceo basic informations
A huge variety of fish, hard corals, as well as soft corals, and in shallow waters, outcrops sitting on the fine white sandy bottom. Butterfly fish, sergeant majors, damsels, pipe fish, Moorish idols, trigger fish and puffer fish, large plate and table corals basket and tube sponges.
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Several species of sea cucumber are also seen in this area. As you descend down the sloping reef, you pass over rocky coral ledges and whip coral where you may see hiding porcupine puffer fish, moray eels and cuttlefish. The slope becomes more vertical in places and drops off to a sandy bottom at 24m/79ft. Looking out from the sloping from the sloping reef into blue water shoals of tuna and Spanish mackerel dart around for small fish for food. It is best to dive the site on a flood tide as it is an exciting drift dive which finishes through the ‘Hole in the Wall’, which in itself is a beautiful dive site. There is also a lot to see at the bottom of this reef. It is beautiful, full of superabundant small reef fish, and well covered in corals, which are in excellent condition. If you are using Nitrox you can cover the two sites in a strong flood tide and finish in the Canyons, another awesome dive site. A dive guide is recommended for this dive due to the sometimes-tricky currents. West Escarceo is also great for night dives. Aside from the usual range of marine life seen on night dives, the many colors of Christmas tree tudeworms make a spectacular sight, especially in mild current.