TAUCHPLATZ PALITON CAVE
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TAUCHPLATZ "PALITON CAVE , SIQUIJOR ISLAND"

Generally:

Wall with coral roof

Shape: long reef
Size: approx. 200 m long
Distance: 90 minutes
Direction: Ost
Max. depth: max. 30 meter
Current: gentle to moderate
Visibillity: 5 – 25 meter
Best Season: all year round

Description of dive site:

In the beginning the dive follows sandy area and single coral blocks to the reef edge.

From there the dive follows the wall vertically down to max. 18 to 30 meters. After approx. 10 minutes a cave at 31 meters unfolds its beauty for experienced divers (Due to the depth this cave is not recommended for beginners).

Afterwards the multilevel profile is followed slowly up to the edge of the coral reef where the safety stop is performed. Depending on the current setting up a marker buoy is mandatory after surfacing in case the dive is not continued until the dive boat.



What to be seen:

The wall is covered with wonderful hard and soft corals.

Swarms of lionfish in all different sizes are populating the discribed cave. In the crevices and corals moray eels, shrimps, scorpionfish, crabs and sometimes even angler fish are hiding. In the open water plenty of smaller reef fish are swimming around.

At the reef edge there are good chances to discover blue ribbon moray eels and rare nudy branches.




Special: Ribbon eels, nudibranches
   
Difficulty: beginners to advanced divers
   
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Paliton Cave
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