The Northern Atoll, south-eastern corner / Philippines

Manta
A gentle slope is rich in mixed corals. After 12m/39ft it abruptly runs down into the depth. The reef occupies a large territory where it is possible to spot various marine dwellers. One of interesting places for exploration is a small cave, where nurse sharks rest and lobsters hide in the cracks. It is a good place for photographers.

Location: South-east of the Northern atoll, the Sulu Sea

What to see: Schools of snappers, sweetlips fish, Mauritian idols, surgeonfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, scallops, octopuses, sea cucumbers, dogfish, guitarfish, grey reef and whitetip reef sharks, Napoleonfish, wrasses, mantas, rays, turtles etc.

Depth: 20-100m/66-328ft

Currents: 1-2knots

Visibility:10-30m/32-98ft

Season for diving: The most comfortable time is December-May. The average water temperature is 26-29C/78-84F.

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