Rico's Wall Dive Site
Rico's Wall is a deep drop-off wall in the south-west side of Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines. The land orientation is the big rock marked with the stick in front of the beach in shallow water. This Wall is rated 3/5 and is an easy dive site for PADI Open Water divers or higher. It is 11 km from Belleview Rock Resort and approximately 30 min away by pump boat or outrigger boat. The reef top is very shallow with a few corals and is very good for snorkeling. The area is not affected by dynamite fishing.
Start the dive with the wall on the left going south or right shoulder going north. The drop off/wall is front of Belleview Rock resort on the west side of the island. The dive site has many small caverns, ledges and reef over-hangs. If you are going in north direction you will probably finish the dive at Cathedral and if your dive is in south direction you finish at the dive site Rudy's Rock.
Rico’s Wall is located at 09º31.048N; 123º40.843E. It has a bearing of 253º from Alona Beach with a current range of 0-2 knots. It is a wall dive with a depth of 5-40 meters (16-130 ft). Rico’s Wall is most interesting at 10m (30’), yet not so interesting below 30m (100’). Visibility of the Wall is 15-30 meters (50-100 ft).
One will encounter large schools of Vlamming’s Unicorn fish (Naso Vlamingii), Silver Jacks, big eye Trevally (Caranx Sexfasciatus) which swim in circles like a tornado. Midnight Snapper (Macolor Macularis) and many different kinds of big Sweet Lips (Haemulidae Family) also patrol.
Napaling Dive; Doljo Point; Pungtud Wall; Danao/Habagat Wreck Dive Site; Danao/Garden Eels Dive Site; Tawala/House Reef Dive Site; Bolod/BBC Dive Site; Danao/Crystal Sanctuary; Tangnan/Momo Beach Dive Site; Doljo/House Reef; Kalipayan Dive Site; Arco Point (The Hole in the wall); Cervera Shoal (Spaghetti Shoal);
Rico's Wall; Rudy's Rock; Black Forest; Cathedral Dive Site; Divers Heaven Dive Site
Pamilacan Island-Northwest Side
Danajon Bank or Double Barrier Reef