Liveaboard Diving in Palawan
What To Expect On A Palawan Liveaboard
Sheer rock faces lined with trees skirt the edges of this island; the beautiful blue, clear waters leave little to the imagination at its coast. Fishing boats are often found in the inlets of these rocky coasts where white beaches in secluded bays are able to be visited for peace. Liveaboards in Palawan allow you to enjoy these picturesque bays between dives. Philippines liveaboard boats in Palawan depart between April and June.
Liveaboard diving in Palawan will bring you some underwater treats. Expect to cross shark sightings, World War II wrecks and even potentially mantas off your diving bucket list whilst in the Palawan dive area. The visibility here is often great and you will be enjoying reef, wreck and drift dives in this location. Not only will you be diving with larger life here but also expect to find the macro species too including many species of nudibranchs. Dive cruises in Palawan really have something on offer for all sealife enthusiasts. The underwater scenery just adds to the allure of taking a Liveaboard dive trip to this location.
Dive Sites Of Palawan
Kyokozan Maru Off the coast of Dimalanta Island, here you will enjoy the World War II wreck standing upright on the slope leading to the coast. At a depth of 22m-28m it is an advanced dive and can easily be penetrated.
Tubbataha Reef Miles out into the sea South East of Palawan island this dive site is a gem of the ocean. A guaranteed shark spotting dive site: white tips, grey reef sharks, nurse sharks and hammerheads are found here. You will be amazed by the spectacular corals in pristine condition at this reef.
Cuttlefish Shawl As the name suggests this 20m maximum depth dive offers giant cuttlefish to be seen as well as turtles and barracuda. Some, however, venture here to catch a glimpse of sharks and sea cows who come to this bay at times.
El Nido Off the west coast of Palawan, be sure to get your magnifying glass eyes out on these reef formations as there is plenty of macro life to see here. See how many species of nudibranch you come across on one dive and look out for ribbon eels hiding in the holes of the reef.
Top Tips For Divers
Bring your underwater camera to catch the moments in the clear water. You are likely to catch some wonderful snaps of sharks, mantas and wrecks. Bring your torch so you can search out macro life and look into holes of the wrecks for creatures taking refuge from the currents.
Getting To Palawan
You will more often than not arrive for your liveaboard cruise in the Philippine islands through the capital's Manila airport. Transfer in the shortest and by far easiest way from here with South East Asian Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air philippines to the island of Palawan. Your departure point for Palawan liveaboards will be Puerto Princesa, the airport is in the city so take a tricycle to the port for an easy transfer.