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Montani Bay is a hidden gem offering a unique muck diving experience with a variety of rare marine creatures.

Numbers

18 m

Maximum
Depth

45 min

Average
Dive Time

2.7 km

Distance
From Shop

15 min

Driving
Time

Montani Bay is a hidden gem in Puerto Galera, that’s waiting to be discovered by avid divers seeking a unique experience. It’s a muck dive site that offers a chance to explore a completely different underwater world. With visibility ranging from 5 to 15 meters, this site is perfect for macro enthusiasts, who love to explore the small and unique marine life.

The dive site is located in a sheltered bay that’s protected from currents, making it a great spot for beginner divers as well as experienced ones. The sandy bottom is covered in sea grass, and as you dive deeper, you’ll encounter a variety of interesting marine creatures like nudibranchs, frogfish, pipefish, and scorpionfish.

But what sets Montani Bay apart from other muck diving locations is its unique resident creatures. Rare critters like the wonderpus, blue-ringed octopus, and flamboyant cuttlefish are also spotted here occasionally, making the dive even more memorable.

Location

13.51827, 120.95982

Entry Type

Normal Descent

Exit Type

Bluewater Ascend

Aquatic Life

Blue-ringed Octopus, Bobtail Squid, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Ghost Pipefish, Mimic Octopus, Nudibranches, Seahorses

Points of Interest

Many great Macro opportunities

Possible Hazards

Boat Traffic

Recommended Equipment

Boots, Dive Computer, DSMB, Wetsuit

Required Certifications

Open Water Diver

Embark on an Underwater Journey: Montani Bay Beckons!

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