The Tangkaan Point dive site, located at the tip of Southern Leyte, is also called Heaven’s Gate, probably because of the pristine reef and the abundance of marine life that can be found in this protected marine area. The dive site features a steep wall that drops down to a depth of 40m/131ft. The wall is covered in beautiful soft corals, sponges, and anemones. Divers can also find many different types of nudibranchs and other interesting tiny creatures that hide among the corals and in the many crevices on the wall.
When To Go Diving
Tangkaan Point (also known as Heaven’s Gate) is open for diving all year round, and there is no special best time to dive here. The water temperature ranges from 25-30C/77-86F.
What to see
The marine life that can be spotted along the reef wall includes colorful sponges and anemones, different types of nudibranchs, frogfish, batfish, pygmy seahorses, and other small creatures. Among the many shoals of small reef fish, divers will also see wrasses, triggerfish, snapper, jacks, possibly sea turtles, and occasionally whale sharks.