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Dive into the maritime history and vibrant marine ecosystem of Puerto Galera at Boatyard, where a sunken vessel transforms into an artificial reef, weaving a captivating tale beneath the waves.

Macro, Wreck

Boatyard

Numbers

22 m

Maximum
Depth

40 min

Average
Dive Time

2.7 km

Distance
From Shop

20 min

Driving
Time

Nestled in the underwater tapestry of Puerto Galera, Philippines, Boatyard is a captivating dive site that unveils a unique blend of maritime history and vibrant marine life. The site’s focal point is the sunken boat, now an artificial reef, which serves as an intriguing backdrop for divers. The wreck, adorned with coral growth, becomes a haven for diverse marine species, creating an underwater oasis.

At the heart of Puerto Galera’s maritime tales lies Boatyard, a captivating dive site that seamlessly blends history and biodiversity beneath the crystal-clear waters of the Philippines. The star of this underwater saga is a sunken vessel, transformed into an artificial reef, creating a dynamic and vibrant habitat for marine life.

As divers descend into the aquatic embrace of Boatyard, the skeletal remains of the sunken boat come into view, adorned with an array of corals and sponges. Navigating through the nooks and crannies of the wreck, divers embark on a journey through time, where the utilitarian vessel has evolved into a thriving marine sanctuary.

The wreck’s transformation into an artificial reef is a testament to the resilience of marine ecosystems. The spaces between the submerged structures provide shelter for a diverse community of marine inhabitants. Schools of fish, including colorful snappers and batfish, swirl around the wreck, creating a lively and dynamic underwater panorama.

Beyond its role as a captivating dive site, Boatyard serves as a submerged museum of maritime history. Each fragment of the wreck tells a story of its own, providing divers with a tangible connection to the past. The symbiotic relationship between the artificial structure and the marine environment highlights the potential for coexistence between human artifacts and the ocean’s natural processes.

Boatyard beckons divers into a realm where the echoes of the past harmonize with the vibrant life of the present. It’s an invitation to explore not only the physical remnants of the wreck but also the ongoing narrative of a sunken vessel giving rise to a flourishing underwater ecosystem.

Location

13.51962, 120.99098

Entry Type

Normal Descent

Exit Type

Normal Ascend

Aquatic Life

Bluespotted Ribbontail Rays, Nudibranches

Possible Hazards

Boat traffic, Bluespotted Ribbontail Rays hiding in the sand

Recommended Equipment

Boots, Dive Computer, DSMB, Torch, Wetsuit

Required Certifications

Open Water Diver

Notes

Perfect for Macro Photographers

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