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Diving & Marine Information
Source of Information: Department of Tourism, Philippines
Diving boats normally anchor at the dive site. Coffee and water are served on board. The best time of the year for diving at El Nido is during the tropical summer months of March till May, as surface conditions are good during this time.
El Nido has 21 principal dive sites which offer different types of diving, namely: rock formation, slope reef, flat reef, submerged reef, drop - off and tunnel dive. Here you will witness the rich and colorful underwater world that awaits you at El Nido.
The El Nido area is a Marine Reserve. Collecting corals, shells and the like, as well as spear fishing, are not permitted.
POPULAR DIVE SPOTS
For more information on dive spots in El Nido, written material is available at the Marine Sports Center.
EL Nido's marine ecosystem is one of the most diverse in the Philippines. It has an extensive variety of species of sea grass, corals, algae, fishes and the hawksbill turtle.
Equally rich are El Nido's forests where a wide variety of plant and wildlife, some of which are found only in Palawan, abound. The scaly Ant Eater, the Palawan Porcupine and the Palawan Peacock pheasant are examples of the wildlife that can be seen in El Nido.
In recognition of the critical importance of protecting and maintaining the natural biological and physical diversity of El Nido's environment, the National Government declared 12 out of 18 barrios in El Nido as a protected area called the El Nido Marine Reserve. This protected area is covered by special laws to ensure that the natural resources within the reserve are conserved and properly managed.
Activities prohibited in the
Marine Reserve include taking and catching protected marine and
wildlife species; gathering and collecting shells and tropical
fishes for commercial and/or souvenir purposes; spearfishing;
indiscrimate disposal of trash and removing or destroying natural
features and archaeological and historical
El Nido Resorts of Ten Knots Development Corporation encourages all Resort guests to be actively involved in the protection and conservation of the area's resources. A code or creed of environmental conduct for Resort guests was developed by the Company. All guests are given a copy of this upon checking-in at the Resort and are enjoined to observe the code of conduct during their stay in El Nido.
Please allow El Nido to remain as pristine as it is. Let us keep its environment safe and protected.
There are many activities in or around your city that you probably know all the tourists
go to, but when was the last time you went? Just because you have been there many
times before along with your children doesn’t mean they wouldn’t love to go again (and again and again).
Take a few days during the summer break to visit attractions and destinations that you
haven’t been to in awhile. If you know that the place is going to be crowded on the
weekend or in the afternoons go on a weekday morning. The added benefit of being a local and going to a tourist destination is that you know the ins and outs and the tricks to
get the most out of your day. Become a Summer Tourist
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