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Dive into the enchanting depths of Ernie's Cave in Puerto Galera, where intricate swim-throughs and captivating rock formations create an adventurous underwater experience for certified cave divers.

Deep, Reef

Ernie's Cave


25 m


45 min

Dive Time

0.6 km

From Shop

4 min


Ernie’s Cave, nestled in the vibrant underwater realm of Puerto Galera is a diver’s haven renowned for its mesmerizing cave system and captivating underwater landscapes. As divers descend into the azure depths of Ernie’s Cave, they enter a world defined by intricate swim-throughs, majestic rock formations, and the allure of exploration.

The cave system at Ernie’s Cave beckons certified cave divers into a labyrinth of passages adorned with breathtaking coral growth and the play of sunlight filtering through the water. The swim-throughs offer an exhilarating sense of adventure as divers navigate through the concealed chambers, each unveiling a new facet of the underwater wonder.

The underwater topography surrounding Ernie’s Cave is a visual spectacle, with imposing rock formations creating a dramatic backdrop against the clear waters. The cave’s walls are adorned with colorful corals, creating an underwater canvas that comes alive with marine life. Nudibranchs, sea fans, and reef fish add to the vibrant tapestry, making Ernie’s Cave not only an adventure in geology but also a haven for underwater photographers and marine enthusiasts.

The dive experience at Ernie’s Cave is characterized by a delicate balance of thrill and tranquility. Beyond the cave system, divers can explore the surrounding reef, encountering schools of tropical fish, vibrant coral gardens, and the occasional glimpse of larger marine species. The site’s accessibility to divers of varying experience levels makes it a sought-after destination for those seeking both adventure and beauty beneath the waves.

Ernie’s Cave stands as a testament to Puerto Galera’s reputation as a premier dive destination, offering a unique and unforgettable underwater journey for those eager to delve into the mysteries of submerged cave systems and witness the mesmerizing beauty of the ocean’s depths.


13.52297, 120.98013

Entry Type

Normal Descent

Exit Type

Normal Ascend

Aquatic Life

Batfish, Cardinal Fish, Emperor Snappers, Groupers, Lionfish, Mackerels, Sea Fan, Sea Turtles, Soft Corals, Staghorn Corals, Soft Corals, Scorpionfish, Stonefish, Yellowtail Snappers

Possible Hazards

Boat traffic, Strong current pulling towards deeper area

Recommended Equipment

Boots, Dive Computer, DSMB, Torch, Wetsuit

Required Certifications

Open Water Diver

Recommended Certifications

Advanced Open Water Diver

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