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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.
Flying a kite is good exercise and a lot of fun (even if you don’t get the kite up in the air).
Instead of going out and buying a kite, make one instead. You will need fabric (or very
strong paper), strong glue, two wooden dowels and string.
To begin, lay the two dowels in a cross position and use some of the string to lash the
sticks together into that position. You will do this by weaving the string in and out of the
dowels. Once the dowels are secure, put glue on the string and leave it to dry. Once this is done you should have a strong frame for your kite. Making a Kite
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