Scuba diving in Black Forest

  • must see
From Shore, From Boat
Diver level
Average: 8 m
Maximum: 40 m
Low to moderate
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 30 m

The site is a tough slope with lots of coral heads on the reef peak and over the slope, and a forest of Black coral (from the outside they are green and yellow, but the inside is black) at 30-45m/90-147ft.

When to go

The best time to go is November through June. The average water temperature ranges from 25C/77F to 29C/84F.

What to see

The site is very biodiverse with stunning flora and various marine species like groupers, blue fin trevally, Napoleon wrasses, turtles, school barracudas, school of jacks, a colony of garden eels in the deeper areas and even a large school of mackerels.

Reachable from

Alcoy, Panglao, Balicasag, Dalaguete

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