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Immerse yourself in the vibrant beauty of Ernie's Point, where diverse coral formations and warm hospitality converge to create an unforgettable diving experience along the shores of Puerto Galera.

Deep, Reef

Ernie's Point

Numbers

32 m

Maximum
Depth

30 min

Average
Dive Time

0.7 km

Distance
From Shop

5 min

Driving
Time

Ernie’s Point, cradled along the captivating shores of Puerto Galera, stands as a testament to the rich underwater tapestry that the Philippines offers to avid divers. Named in homage to the charismatic local character Ernie, this dive site is more than a destination; it’s an immersive experience. As divers descend into the cerulean depths, they are welcomed by a panorama of vibrant coral formations, creating an underwater haven that teems with biodiversity.

The coral gardens of Ernie’s Point showcase an exquisite blend of soft and hard corals, painting the ocean floor with hues ranging from pastel pinks to electric blues. The gentle currents that characterize this site make it accessible to divers of all skill levels, ensuring that everyone can partake in the awe-inspiring beauty that lies beneath the surface. This underwater realm is not merely a stage for marine life; it’s a theater where each species plays a vital role in the intricate ecosystem.

Ernie’s Point is more than a dive; it’s an encounter with marine life in its natural habitat. Schools of tropical fish gracefully dance through the water, while clownfish frolic amidst the coral nooks. Seahorses, masters of camouflage, add a touch of mystique to the underwater landscape. Divers can navigate through the twists and turns of underwater canyons, unveiling the hidden dwellings of moray eels and the elusive octopus.

What sets Ernie’s Point apart is not just the vibrant marine life and coral diversity but also the warmth of Ernie’s hospitality. A local legend, Ernie’s infectious passion for the underwater world has made this dive site a unique and welcoming destination. His stories and camaraderie add an extra layer of charm to the overall diving experience, turning each descent into a memorable adventure.

In essence, Ernie’s Point is an underwater symphony, where nature’s brilliance harmonizes with the genuine hospitality of Ernie. It’s a celebration of the ocean’s wonders, an exploration of life beneath the waves, and an invitation to dive into the heart of Puerto Galera’s marine magic.

Location

13.52289, 120.9803

Entry Type

Normal Descent

Exit Type

Bluewater Ascend

Aquatic Life

Barrel Sponges, Humphead Parrotfish, Nudibranches, Potato Cod Groupers, Soft Corals, Yellowtail Snappers

Points of Interest

Awe-inspiring rock formations

Possible Hazards

Boat Traffic, Down Currents

Recommended Equipment

Boots, Dive Computer, DSMB, Torch, Wetsuit

Required Certifications

Open Water Diver

Recommended Certifications

Advanced Open Water Diver

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