Scuba diving in The Chapel
The Chapel dive site is located near Apo Island and covers in part a local marine sanctuary, which houses a wide variety of sea life. The site features a 150m/492ft long wall covered with soft and hard corals which create marvelous overhangs. It is advisable to bring a dive lamp and be cautious about the current, which frequently reaches 2 knots.
When to go
The most preferable time for diving this site is between January and May, although it is possible to explore it year round. The average sea temperature stays within 27-31C/81-88F range, while the air temperature is usually warmer than that.
What to see
The Chapel is known for its sea snakes, lionfish, barracudas and large variety of corals. Other species occupying the site include nudibranches, lobsters, groupers, tunas, parrotfish and even sharks. Lucky divers can also spot an occasional sea turtle or manta ray.