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Dive into the mysterious depths of Horse's Head in Puerto Galera, where a distinctive rock formation resembling a horse's profile, vibrant coral gardens, and diverse marine life converge to create an intriguing and visually stunning underwater sanctuary.

Deep, Drift, Reef

Horse's Head

Numbers

35 m

Maximum
Depth

30 min

Average
Dive Time

2.1 km

Distance
From Shop

12 min

Driving
Time

Horse’s Head, a captivating dive site nestled in the underwater wonders of Puerto Galera invites divers to embark on a journey into the heart of a surreal and visually striking underwater landscape. As divers descend into the azure waters of Horse’s Head, they are greeted by a distinctive rock formation resembling the profile of a horse—an iconic centerpiece that sets the stage for an enchanting dive experience.

The eponymous rock formation, with its weathered contours and unique resemblance to a horse’s head, serves as the focal point of this underwater sanctuary. Surrounding the Horse’s Head, vibrant coral gardens stretch across the seabed, creating a kaleidoscope of colors and a haven for diverse marine life. The clear waters enhance visibility, allowing divers to appreciate the intricate details of the coral formations and the marine inhabitants that call this site home.

Schools of fish, including surgeonfish and fusiliers, navigate the coral gardens, adding a dynamic element to the underwater panorama. The openness of the site provides opportunities to encounter larger species, such as snappers and reef sharks, creating a sense of excitement and exploration for divers.

The topography of Horse’s Head includes gently sloping reefs and captivating swim-throughs, offering both novice and experienced divers a variety of underwater experiences. The site’s accessibility and the allure of its unique rock formation make it a sought-after destination for underwater photography and marine enthusiasts.

Horse’s Head is not merely a dive site; it’s a visual symphony where the natural contours of the underwater world harmonize with the vibrant marine life that thrives in Puerto Galera’s rich waters. Whether admiring the distinctive rock formation, exploring the coral gardens, or encountering the diverse inhabitants, Horse’s Head promises an immersive and unforgettable dive experience, showcasing the distinctive beauty that makes Puerto Galera a premier destination for underwater exploration.

Location

13.52285, 120.99284

Entry Type

Normal Descent, Negative Descent

Exit Type

Bluewater Ascend

Aquatic Life

Barracudas, Batfish, Groupers, Jackfish, Sweetlips, Scorpionfish

Possible Hazards

Boat traffic, Strong currents pushing away from Sabang, Strong down currents

Recommended Equipment

Boots, Dive Computer, DSMB, Torch, Wetsuit

Required Certifications

Advanced Open Water Diver, Deep Diver

Recommended Certifications

Drift Diver

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