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 The Dimakya island house reef provides ample opportunity to spot a huge variety of reef fish and schooling fish, as well as sponges, seastars, sea cucumbers, turtles, cuttlefish and giant clams to name but a few, making this also an excellent place for a snorkelling enthusiast.

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DIMAKYA WEST The reef features soft and hard corals in an explosion of colors, amazingly tamed reef fish, and untold surprises. On the steep slope, which runs down to 17 meters (about 55 feet), there are alot of sponges, Tunicates and sea squirts, garupas, parrot fish and the occasional family of bumpheads. On the far end of the reef exists an extensive garden of staghorn corals populated by rainbow runners, a school of barracuda and goat fish. A special treat awaits the diver at a small nook at 13 meters (about 40 feet) near the classroom – the chance to see a rare giant clam, Triadacna Gigas, measuring around one meter (about 3 feet).
THE CLASSROOM On the west side of the island, right in the middle of this confusion of corals and color is a clearing with white sand at 3 meters (10 feet) of water. This is the site called the classroom, indeed a very ideal place to teach scuba.
DIMAKYA NORTH On the north side of the island is a gently sloping reef. The corals are not as colorful as in the classroom but the chances of seeing mantas, eagle rays, and marine turtles are greater in this area, as well as lobsters and a great assortment of reef fish call this home.
DIMAKYA NORTH-EAST The northeast end of the island features a small place that has quite a number of Porites (hump corals), some of them as big as a small one bedroom house. The place is a good spot for macrophotography: nudibranchs, crinoids, slugs, and other various invertebrates proliferate in this reef.)
CROSSING The main distinguishing characteristic of this spot is that it is literally overrun with Acropora(table top and other branching corals.) A huge green sea turtle is occasionally seen in this area. The top of the reef is at 18 meters (about 60 feet).
ISLANG WALANG LANGAW The reef consists of extensive hump coral formations on a shallow, gently sloping terrain. White and black tip sharks are regularly seen, with an occasional sighting of mantas and eagle rays. On the back side of the island, the side facing away from the Club, there is a good opportunity for macrophotography. The place is inhabited by innumerable species of nudibranch, small reef fish, moray eels, and lots of coral. Marine turtles also inhabit this area since the island is a nesting area.
ISLAND WALANG TAO Home to one long black tip shark and on occasions, nurse sharks patrolling the area. On the other side of the island is a reef that is mainly flat. On some points, the reef slopes on a ten to twenty degree angle. There are large formations of the dangerous but beautiful fire corals.
BARRY’S REEF This elongated submerged reef is located in a large cove. Spanish dancers, juvenile spotted sweetlips, large anemones with african are the common fishes in this area.

 

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