Location San Miguel/Tires
Certification Level OW
Entry Type Boat/shore
Points of Interest Artificial Reef
Marine Life Frogfish, Seahorses, various octopus & cuttlefish
San Miguel is 2 very different dive sites. The first is a sand slope with an artificial reef comprised of old truck tyres. Closer inspection of this empty looking reef wields some wildly surprising macro life. This site is well known by locals for its macro/muck diving highlights. Various species of Frogfish are quite prolific at this site. This site also has all the great species of muck diving critters than Dauin is famous for including, Seahorses, Ambon Scorpionfish, Ghost Pipefish, and various exotic crustaceans. San Miguel is also known for its Cephalopods, including Mimic Octopus and Flamboyant Cuttlefish. San Miguel also makes for a great night dive.
The second area of San Miguel is a reef area. Larger fish can be encountered here as well small schools of colourful fishes and even the odd turtle now and again. There are also plenty of eels including the beautiful Ribbon Eel. We have also spotted Stargazers and Robust Ghost pipefish here as well. Seahorses and pipehorses can be found in the seagrass bed during the safety stop.