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Descend into the enchanting underwater staircase of Kilima Steps in Puerto Galera, where a series of captivating coral-covered terraces, vibrant marine life, and crystal-clear waters create a stunning and immersive dive experience.

Deep, Reef

Kilima Steps


28 m


45 min

Dive Time

2.1 km

From Shop

13 min


Kilima Steps, a hidden gem in the underwater paradise of Puerto Galera invites divers to embark on a captivating journey along a natural staircase adorned with vibrant coral gardens. As divers descend into the azure waters of Kilima Steps, they are greeted by a unique underwater topography, featuring a series of coral-covered terraces that unfold like a staircase beneath the surface.

The defining feature of Kilima Steps is its intricate arrangement of terraces, resembling a staircase crafted by nature itself. Each step is adorned with a stunning array of soft and hard corals, creating a visually striking underwater landscape. The crystal-clear waters surrounding Kilima Steps enhance visibility, allowing divers to appreciate the intricate details of the coral formations and the marine life that thrives in this underwater sanctuary.

Schools of colorful fish, including fusiliers and angelfish, gracefully navigate the terraced structure, adding dynamic movement to the underwater panorama. The openness of the site allows for encounters with larger species, such as snappers and trevallies, creating a sense of excitement and exploration for divers as they navigate the steps of Kilima.

The terraced nature of Kilima Steps provides an engaging and adventurous dive experience. Divers can explore the coral-covered ledges and swim-throughs, creating an underwater playground that caters to both novice and experienced enthusiasts. The site’s accessibility and the wealth of marine life make Kilima Steps a sought-after destination for underwater photographers, offering a picturesque setting against the backdrop of Puerto Galera’s clear blue waters.

Kilima Steps is not merely a dive site; it’s a natural masterpiece where the unique topography and vibrant marine life come together to create an immersive and unforgettable underwater experience. Divers are invited to descend the steps and explore the beauty that defines Kilima Steps, making it a cherished highlight in the diverse array of dive sites that Puerto Galera has to offer.

This Dive Site is Cared for by Scubacations Dive Resort Through the PADI AWARE Foundation's 'Adopt the Blue' Program

Welcome to Kilima Steps, a stunning underwater paradise that we at Scubacations Dive Resort are proud to help protect through our participation in the PADI AWARE Foundation's 'Adopt the Blue' program. By adopting this dive site, we are committed to its conservation and preservation, ensuring that it remains healthy and vibrant for years to come. Join us in our efforts to protect marine life and promote sustainable diving practices. Together, we can make a difference in preserving the beauty of our oceans.


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Entry Type

Normal Descent

Exit Type

Normal Ascend

Aquatic Life

Barrel Sponges, Cuttlefish, Nudibranches, Moray Eels, Octopus, Pygmy Seahorses, Sea Fan, Sea Turtles, Stonefish, Sweetlips, Thresher Sharks, Tree Corals

Points of Interest

Steps-like topography

Possible Hazards

Boat traffic, No decompression limit

Recommended Equipment

Boots, Dive Computer, DSMB, Wetsuit

Required Certifications

Open Water Diver

Recommended Certifications

Advanced Open Water Diver

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