Scuba diving in San Miguel Tires

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Diver level
Average: 10 m
Maximum: 18 m
Average: 5 m
Maximum: 20 m

San Miguel Tires is a dive site located near Dauin and is a popular place among macro fans due to its abundance of small critters. It is composed of a sandy slope and an artificial reef made out of old tires. Nowadays, they are covered by corals, sponges and sea fans. This site is good for night dives with its array of nocturnal creatures.

When to go

It is possible to dive San Miguel Tires at all seasons, but the months from February till May tend to be divers' favorite. The average water temperature is 27-28C/81-82F, while the air temperature is often lower and ranges around 25-26C/77-79F.

What to see

San Miguel Tires is full of cuttlefish, octopi, scorpionfish, squids, eels and frogfish. Various types of shrimps and crabs hide among the tires, and it is quite possible to spot stargazers during the night dive.

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