Mushroom Rock located in the South-eastern tip of Samal Islands is one of the best dive sites the Philippines can offer. The site provides some of the most stunning wall dives in the area and boast of having a good visibility all year round. “Mushroom Rock” as it is named, is a rock with a large pinnacle and a narrow trunk underneath which is actually separated from base of the island wall. The dive starts with an enormous introduction of soft corals on top of the reef then plunging to a depth of 15m to 25m deep. Aside from the common array of marine diversity, divers will be amaze to see one side of the wall covered in magnificent nudibranch and on the other side, a wall covered in purple colored tree corals.
White Rock is on the opposite end of Mushroom Rock. As the name implies the reef reveals a wall with incredible corners, ledges and fissures that are covered with coral formations. There are enormous variety of butterfly fish – from table coral, yellow-dotted, pacific double saddle and ovalspot butterfly fish. You can also find an assortment of nudibranch from Aeolid to Phyllidia varicosa nudibranch. Lionfish and bearded scorpion fish are also found in this site.
K1 and K2 at Isla Reta Resort is located at Talikud Island. If you’re a macro lover you will find yourself fascinated in this reef. As you dive toward the point of the coral shelf that drops to 10m to 20m, you will begin to see a diverse collection of marine animals. A school of blue streaked fusilier and double line mackerel are quite often seen; regular residents such as parrot fish, angel fish, and clown fish always welcome the divers. Marine sea turtles and sometimes sea-cow (dugong) also visit the area.
MARINE ECOLOGY RATING:
|Mushroom Rock||Ratings||Dela Paz Corner||Ratings||Marissa 3||Ratings|
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|Variety of Fish||Variety of Fish||Variety of Fish|
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We keep group sizes small to ensure you get the most out of each fun dive. This also reduces impact on our reefs. Our emphasis is on safety, fun and personal service within a relaxed and stress-free environment.
Our experienced Divemasters know the dive sites extremely well, and will be happy to discuss what you would like to see, and the type of dive experience you would like to have. Each dive is professionally planned with the divers in each group, to ensure you enjoy each and every dive you make with us.
Php 4,000.00 / $84.00 w/o personal equipment
Php 850.00 / $17.00 Snorkeler
|7:30am – 8:00am||5:00pm||15m – 35m||Drinking Water, and Refreshments (Coca cola softdrinks)||Swim Suit, Sunscreen, Towel, Sunglasses, and Certification Card|
Our boat will leave with a minimum number of 10 divers unless chartered personally or by the group. Advance booking of 4 to 5 days will be much appreciated to organize and make our diving safer.
For more comfort and convenience leave the driving to us! Travel in style and ease with our 10 seater van transportation service available with in Davao City. Our van will pick up and return you to your hotel for only Php 2,900.00 / $61.00.
All Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Prices are subject to tax and harbour fees. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy for all dive and snorkel trips.