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Dive into the enchanting depths of West Escarceo in Puerto Galera, where a vibrant coral garden and diverse marine life unfold along a gently sloping underwater terrain, creating a serene and captivating dive experience.

Deep, Drift, Reef

West Escarceo


30 m


45 min

Dive Time

1.5 km

From Shop

8 min


West Escarceo, nestled in the underwater haven of Puerto Galera, invites divers into a tranquil and picturesque underwater realm. As divers descend into the azure waters of West Escarceo, they are greeted by a gently sloping underwater terrain that unveils a vibrant coral garden, teeming with marine life.

The main feature of West Escarceo is its serene and accessible dive profile, making it an ideal location for divers of all experience levels. The gradual slope of the underwater landscape allows for a leisurely exploration of the coral-covered seabed. Soft and hard corals create a kaleidoscope of colors, providing a stunning backdrop for the diverse marine life that calls this site home.

Navigating through the coral garden, divers may encounter schools of tropical fish, including butterflyfish and anthias, gracefully weaving through the corals. The site’s strategic location ensures encounters with a variety of reef inhabitants, from colorful nudibranchs to elusive seahorses, making West Escarceo a delight for macro photography enthusiasts.

The clarity of the water at West Escarceo enhances the overall dive experience, allowing divers to appreciate the intricate details of the coral formations and the marine life that thrives within. The site’s accessibility, coupled with its tranquil underwater ambiance, creates a serene and captivating atmosphere for divers seeking both relaxation and underwater beauty.

West Escarceo is not just a dive site; it’s a gentle immersion into the natural wonders of Puerto Galera’s marine ecosystem. Whether you’re gliding over the coral-studded seabed or marveling at the intricate marine life, West Escarceo offers a serene escape into the captivating underwater landscapes that make Puerto Galera a cherished destination for divers around the world.

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

Welcome to West Escarceo, 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, Bluewater Ascend

Aquatic Life

Barrel Sponges, Bluespotted Ribbontail Rays, Brain Corals, Emperor Snappers, Fan Corals, Groupers, Mackerels, Octopus, Pufferfish, Scorpionfish, Sea Turtles, Shrimp, Soft Corals, Staghorn Corals, Triggerfish, Tuna, Yellowtail Snappers

Points of Interest

Slope with beautiful rock and coral formations

Possible Hazards

Boat traffic, Strong currents

Recommended Equipment

Boots, Dive Computer, DSMB, Torch, Wetsuit

Required Certifications

Open Water Diver

Recommended Certifications

Advanced Open Water Diver

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