Kalipayan Dive Site
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The Kalipayan Dive Site is located at Danao, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines. It is 2km from Belleview Rock Resort, approximately 8min. by pump boat or outrigger boat. This site is rated 3/5. GPS Coordinates: N.09°32.494-E.123°45.639 Baring: From the beach 251°.
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The site is a wall dive in the beginning and slopes at the end of the dive. It is good for snorkeling and is an easy dive site for PADI Open Water Divers or higher. Visibility is (+) at 10-25M, with a depth of 3-25m and current at 0-1. The dive is most interesting at 7-12m and not so much below 25m. The area is not affected by dynamite fishing.
Start the dive with the slope on the right shoulder, going south-west. This is a long dive site and good for two dives. It is connected to Danao Beach Habagat Wreck.
One will encounter during the dive Nive Blue and Table corals, Sea Fans Brown Daisy coral (Tubastraea Micrantha), Dothead Rockcod (Cephalopholis microprion), small Barracuda, the Black and Yellow “Harlequin Ghost Pipefish” (Solenostomus Paradoxus). Half way around the wall, you might see the “Comet” (Calloplesiops altivelis) and the Banded Pipefish (Doryrhamphus dactyliophorus) in the caves and crevices. During the months of May and June, one will meet the aggressive Blue-finned or Titan Triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens).
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