This dive site is about eight minutes from the dive center. The site has a series of reefs from 5m / 17ft to 30m/ 99ft, making the steps a great multilevel dive. Along with the soft and hard corals, you can spot batfish, tuna, and surgeonfish. As you ascend to shallower depths you pass over basket sponges and mushroom corals.
Triggerfish, Spotted Boxfish and porcupine Pufferfish can also be seen along with Parrotfish and sometimes turtles are present here.
A fantastic dive for the diversity of the fish and coral found here. Starting in shallow water, the dive site consists of flat areas broken up by small walls – ridges – at all depths, with the deepest one in 30m.
The reef is literally teeming with life, with schools of anthias, Surgeonfish, Angel Fish, Butterflyfish, Parrotfish, and all the other common reef fishes. Moray Eels are very common here, and you will find one or two under most coral heads or rocks, often different species sharing a hole. Frogfish and banded Sea Snakes, Turtles and Octopus also frequent the area. A school of Batfish tends to hang around in 18m and a big school of hunting longnose emperor fish very often speed past on their way to find prey.
Pygmy Seahorses have always been common here and this is the only place in Puerto Galera where you can admire the beautiful Palette Surgeonfish (or “Dory” in the movie “Finding Nemo”). By the deeper walls, schools of Redtoothed Triggerfish will appear above you as you cruise along.
This dive has to be done on a flood tide, or it will turn into the infamous Kilima Drift, a whole different story.