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Sangat Dive Centre - Philippines, Far East & Australia

Sangat Dive Centre, on the south west of Sangat Island. This Eco Lodge Resort offers accomodation, restaurant and bar facilities plus water sports and scuba diving centre with PADI SSI instructos and dive guides. With protected marine and land environment to explore and eleven historically important World War II Japanese ship wrecks just minutes away from your doorstep.


Location
Located in the very north of Coron Bay, Sangat Island is just one of over 90 islands and islets which make up the Calamian Island Group in the northern sector of Palawan Province. Edged by limestone cliffs and dense jungle set on a Set on a 300m stretch of pure white sand beachfront, the island is a spectacular natural environment with amazing bird life, flora and fauna, geo thermal hot spring and flourishing marine eco system.

Dive Centre
Sangat Dive Centre has a comprehensive on-site dive facility fitted out with all the equipment you'll need for any underwater adventure during your stay. Newly rebuilt in 2008, the facility offers a wide range of quality equipment (tanks, wet suits, masks, fins, dive computers, and more) from internationally recognized manufacturers as well as an air and Nitrox filling station (powered by dual BAUER K14 compressors) and a brand new LW 280 unit which is combined with a 280 Coltrisub nitrox membrane.

Diving
Dive destinations located close to the open ocean waters (such as the Nanshin Maru Wreck off of the coast of Black Island and Cathedral Cave at the southern tip of Coron Island) and land-locked bodies of water (such as the geothermal waters of Barracuda Lake) have the best dive visibility – typically 20-meters and more.

Dive destinations located close to the open ocean waters (such as the Nanshin Maru Wreck off of the coast of Black Island and Cathedral Cave at the southern tip of Coron Island) and land-locked bodies of water (such as the geothermal waters of Barracuda Lake) have the best dive visibility – typically 20m or more. More >

Wreck Dives
The most popular and historically interesting dive locations around Sangat are always the wreck sites. Just a few of these fascinating pieces of war-time history include Japanese gun boats and sub chasers, cargo and supply vessels, a sea plane tender and more - a total of 11 wreck dives to explore from top height of 3m to max depth of 40m. Nine wrecks are from 10-40 minutes away. For Advanced divers there are 2 wrecks worth diving on special excursion 1 and 4 hours away; the huge 180m Kyokuzan Marus Japanese Wreck with a number of Japanese Staff vehicles and the Nanshin Maru post war Phillipine 45m Fishing vessel, respectively.

Reef Dives
In 2004, the waters and reefs surrounding Sangat island were officially designated as a protected marine park. All of the reef areas offer countless varieties of coral, spectacularly-colored tropical fish, lobster, crab, seahorses, turtles as well as a large number of pelagic species including Tuna, Barracuda and Spanish Mackerel. The Sangat House Reef starts at 1m to a maximum depth of 28m.

Other unusual dives include Barracuda Lake, a landlocked geothermal body of water, approached by foot hiking over rough limestone trails it water temperatures can ready 38C to a max depth of 34m with little crayfish, rabbit fish, grouper, catfish and barracuda. Cathedral Cave is a spectacular underwater cave adventure decending from 6m through a tunnel at 12m breaking crystal clear water in the cave with fantastic stalactite/stalagmite formation. This dives is only accessible in calm weather and suitable only for experienced, qualified advanced cave divers.

Fact File

Diving Conditions

House Reef Shore Diving Boat Diving Liveaboard Wreck Diving Tech Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

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Best Time: Year Round (Oct-May - dry season).

Average Air temps: 30°C

Average Water temps:  21-24°C Dec-Feb, 25-30°C Mar-Nov.

Visibility: 15-40m.

Top Dive Sites: Superb drift diving at The Canyons in Puerto Galera, incredible marine diversity at Dauin Norte in Dumaguate, dive with Thresher Sharks at Monad Shoal in Malapascua, and dive the numerous Wrecks of Coron at Sangat Island.  More >

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Great Reasons to Dive in the Philippines

  • Over 3000 species of fish.
  • 15,000 square miles of reef.
  • Plenty of dives for new divers.
  • Drift dives (some 5 knots+)
  • Numerous critter sites.
  • Whale shark and Giant Pacific mantas (Feb-May) at Donsol & Reef shark
  • Nesting & hatching turtles.
  • Photographers heaven.
  • Wrecks of Coron 'Mini Truk'
  • Thresher Shark diving in Malapascua.

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.
 

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