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Class 2 Philippine Freediving Destination

Freediving in El Nido is new. El Nido has for many years been famous for snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking. Freediving in El Nido has always had potential but only recently has the sport taken off to the point where you can now obtain fully qualified supervision and training.

El Nido is located at the northern tip of Palawan Island, with deep water not so far from shore. El Nido is not a place to achieve a personal best beyond 40 metres but it is a fantastic place to view marine life at the tip of the Coral Triangle.

If you think that freediving should be about enjoy the underwater vista and at depth then El Nido is a place for you.

Freediving Locations Around El Nido

The most popular freediving locations around El Nido are centered on Bacuit Bay. Primarily because this is where the greatest concentration of marine life are found year round. It is not the deepest but it is the most spectacular.

Bacuit Bay, El Nido

Bacuit Bay offers at least: 800 species of fish, 120 species of corals and 1700 species of mollusks and crustaceans. Abundant fish species include: coral fish such as angel and butterfly fish, bat fish, pipe fish, clown fish and banner fish. Larger fish, including barracuda, trevally and grouper, are not uncommon. Plankton blooms during December through March may limit visibility but also attract more fish. [this information provided by Palawan Divers, El Nido]

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Rent Freediving Equipment In El Nido

Renting Freediving equipment around El Nido is becoming easier, with more than one scuba dive operator offering freediving equipment and activity guides.

If you want to learn how to enjoy Freediving then there is at least one internationally certified freediving school in El Nido.

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