Manila Channel


The dive start in shallow water about 5m/17ft on a beautiful reef, alive with hard and soft corals, hundreds of small tropical fish like anthias, damsels, butterflyfish and many more. The reef slopes off to a sandy bottom and as you follow the contours of the reef on a flood tide, clear water from the Verde Island Passage helps you drift into the channel. Here the drops off to around 18m/59ft past as a small wall covered with seafans and whip corals. At the end of this wall the reef slopes back up to shallow water, where basket sponges, sea fans and green tree corals predominate. This site is best for diving during flood and high tide.