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Gato Island Cave

16 May 2013 5 years ago
Of trip Philippines.
Dive 19
OF 30

Sleeping white tips

Our second dive at Gato Island. We started with a very cool natural tunnel, about 30 meters long (we had to use torches!). Going out, the contrast between the dark of the cave and the bright blue water outside was almost blinding. We swam around and found several sleeping white tips under rocks. We also saw a cunning cuttlefish: first disguised as a rock, then flashing colors as we disturbed it and finally mimicking a piece of coral. Here again, there was plenty of life: sea snakes, hippocampi and all sorts of fish.

  • Beautiful
  • Eco-Rich
  • Recommended
dive site
Operator : Evolution diving (unknown)
Partly Cloudy
Dive Profile
Conditions
Entry Boat
Time In 12:20
Surface Calm
31 °C (air)
Depth
17 m (avg)
Depth
21.5 m (max)
58 minutes
Current None
Surge None
30 °C (water)
Equipment
Tank
220 bar on entry
70 bar on completion
Regular Air
12 litres
Weights
3 kg
Ok
Exposure Protection
Full Body
5 mm
Booties
Ok
Buddies
Buddy
Roland
Guide
Alex
Buddy
Mike