Coron Fun Dives

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Barracuda Lake

Barracuda Lake is "The craziest dive site in the Philippines."

Location: North end of Coron Island.

This spectacular dive starts with some climbing over steps in full gear. The climb only takes 20 steps up and down and the exertion is worth it. The scenery around the lake is spectacular and the under water terrain has been likened to flying over the surface of the moon.

The top 12 meters is warm fresh water. Below 12 meters the water is salt.

There are dynamic changes of water temperature in the lake with temperatures ranging from 28 to 38 Celsius.

You can even see the thermoclines at 12 and 14 meters.

At 34 to 35 meters the water changes from crystal clear to tea brown due to the tannic acid in the leaves that fell into the lake.

After cooking and boiling, you will meet the "king of the lake." It is a barracuda approximately 1.5m long that likes to guide divers around his domain.

It is a good chance for underwater photographers to get a close-up of the big barracuda. A dive that you should not miss!

Max depth: No one knows!!.

Recommended certification level:

  • Open Water Diver

Come and Dive Barracuda Lake in Coron.