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Dive into the submerged history of Dry Dock in Puerto Galera, where the remnants of a sunken dry dock form an artificial reef, creating a captivating underwater landscape teeming with marine life and maritime echoes.

Deep, Wreck

Dry Dock

Numbers

28 m

Maximum
Depth

30 min

Average
Dive Time

0.9 km

Distance
From Shop

6 min

Driving
Time

Dry Dock, an intriguing dive site nestled in the waters off Puerto Galera, offers divers a unique underwater experience with a blend of maritime history and thriving marine life. The site derives its name from the remnants of a sunken dry dock structure, creating an artificial reef that serves as a captivating backdrop for exploration.

As divers descend into the depths of Dry Dock, they encounter the skeletal remains of the sunken dry dock, adorned with a tapestry of corals and marine growth. The artificial reef has become a haven for an array of marine inhabitants, turning what was once a utilitarian structure into a bustling and vibrant underwater sanctuary.

The coral-covered structures of Dry Dock provide shelter for a diverse community of marine life. Schools of colorful fish, including damselfish and butterflyfish, weave through the coral formations, creating a lively and dynamic underwater scene. The openness of the site allows for encounters with larger species, such as snappers and groupers, adding an element of excitement to the dive.

The underwater topography of Dry Dock features intriguing swim-throughs and crevices formed by the submerged structures. Divers can navigate through the passages, exploring the nooks and crannies where marine life has found refuge. The clear waters and visibility at Dry Dock enhance the overall diving experience, allowing divers to appreciate the intricate details of the artificial reef.

Beyond its natural beauty, Dry Dock serves as a historical time capsule, offering divers a glimpse into the region’s maritime past. The fusion of human-made structures with the flourishing marine ecosystem showcases the resilience of underwater environments in adapting to and thriving on man-made foundations.

Dry Dock invites divers to not only explore the remnants of maritime history but also witness the transformation of these structures into vibrant underwater habitats. It stands as a testament to the intricate relationship between human activity and the resilience of marine life in the rich waters of Puerto Galera.

Location

13.52581, 120.96949

Entry Type

Normal Descent

Exit Type

Bluewater Ascend

Aquatic Life

Banded Sea Kraits, Batfish, Big Sweetlips, Groupers, Lionfish, Mackerels, Moray Eels, Nudibranches, Pufferfish, Scorpionfish, Sea Urchins, Stonefish, Surgeonfish

Points of Interest

Dry dock wreck

Possible Hazards

Air Management, Current pulling towards Tingloy direction, No decrompression limit, Sea Urchins attached to the wreck, Sharp edges

Recommended Equipment

Boots, Dive Computer, DSMB, Gloves, Torch, Wetsuit

Required Certifications

Advanced Open Water Diver

Recommended Certifications

Deep Diver

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