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SCUBA DIVING IN ROMBLON

Romblon is the perfect dive destination for fans of rare macro and super macro critters, underwater macro, super macro photographers, and also divers, who enjoy scuba diving in untouched dive sites.

Our dive spots in Romblon are highly diverse. From hard coral formations, soft coral gardens, caves and cliffs with large Gorgonias to sand/muck and colorful shallow water dive sites. In Romblon fans of rare marine life will have plenty to discover as the Philippines are one of the most diverse areas of marine biodiversity (Heart of the Coral Triangle and Biodiversity Hotspot). Romblon Island is also located at the end of the Verde Island Passage (also dubbed the Center of Center of Marine Biodiversity), which is known to be one of the richest areas when it comes to marine species. Divers can enjoy various underwater landscapes often without any other divers around and will find in Romblon a serene underwater haven.

DIVING SERVICES

UNDERWATER MACRO AND SUPERMACRO PHOTOGRAPHY

We offer special tours for underwater macro photographers and underwater super macro photographers. Our spotters are very experienced and can find a wide selection of critters including many rare and very rare species. Send us your critter wish list in advance so we can schedule your dives according to it.

Please read our guest’s blog post below to learn more.

Fun divers and underwater explorers are also welcome at our dive center. We schedule our diving groups in a way that you will be on the best tour for your personal preferences.

DIVING CONDITIONS

Most dive sites in Romblon are suitable for all levels of experience. We dive in small groups all year round, every day of the week (except the first day of the famous Ati-Atihan/Biniray Festival = first or second Saturday in January). Water temperatures are usually between 26°C and 30°C. The sight distance under water is usually at least 20 meters (65 feet).

Our dive center offers individual dive tour planning, boat trips to the coast and dive sites at the nearby islands, macro and super macro critter spotting, underwater photography assistance etc. Private guide/spotter and private boats are usually available upon request. We also over fun diving/explorer diving tours and tours for underwater wide angle photography.

We are a SDI/TDI accredited dive center (SDI/TDI Listing). We follow SDI/TDI, SSI and PADI guidelines. The nearest decompression chambers are located in Batangas, Cebu and Manila.

We are specialized on guiding/spotting for underwater macro and super macro photographers and can assist in taking photos. Our family and guides know the marine fauna and flora very well and we usually show our guests most of the critters on their wish lists. If you are looking for certain animals, you can contact us also at info@the-three-p.com. Kati takes care of a data base of all marine species (sea slugs, crustaceans, fish etc.) found in Romblon.

It is true that we tend to have fantastic conditions for diving almost all year around.

For further and more detailed information however, please refer to the graphics above or follow a current weather forecast to stay informed about the smooth climate here on Romblon Island.

PUBLICATIONS

Below you can find a some of our features and mentions in print and online publications. We would like to thank all the amazing people that helped us to put Romblon and our resort on the map for scuba divers and underwater macro photography enthusiasts from around the world.

October 2020

August 2019

May 2019

December 2018

November 2018

April 2018

October 2016

September 2016

April 2016

April 2015

March 2015

September 2014

December 2013

Unfortunately we were not able to track and archive all the many mentions that we received. Please forgive us if your publication is not listed here and feel free to send us your material (documents, images) or links to online publications.

COMPRESSORS AND TANKS

We have more than 100 tanks in different sizes available. 12 liter and 15 liter tanks made of aluminum. Outlets are equipped with DIN or INT (Yoke) connections, but we also have adapters for regulators, if needed. The tanks are filled by two Bauer and one Coltri compressors. All tanks and compressors are checked regularly.

BOATS

We use 5 diving boats named Kaeline, Isobel, Kierstyn, Fiona-Marie and Lauranne. They were constructed to meet the needs of scuba divers and UW photographers and can bring them to all our dive sites. Our smaller boats are good for 4 to 5 divers. The bigger boats can carry up to 8 to 10 divers.

Guests do not have to carry their own gear and photo equipment as our crew is always around to assist.

RENTAL EQUIPMENT

As most of our guests are experienced divers, who bring their own equipment, we only have a small number of rental equipment available in different sizes. If you need rental equipment, kindly let us know in advance so we can make sure we have everything you need available for your best diving experience.

OUR DIVE SITES

Thanks to the surrounding ocean currents you can find in Romblon Island one of the richest marine biodiversity in the world. On vertical walls and colorful reefs you may encounter numerous sponges, corals and anemones together with fish, sea slugs, snails, crabs and numerous other reef inhabitants. There are walls, colorful reefs, caves, cliffs, canyons, muck and macro dive sites and much more to discover around Romblon and nearby islands.

  • Romblon Island – Our House Reef

    Our house reef can be entered directly from the beach of the Three P Beach Resort. This dive site is characterized by sandy areas, sea grass and large overgrown blocks. You can observe a variety of marine species including rare tiger shrimp, mandarin fish and marble shrimps. This site is also suitable for snorkeling and perfect for night diving. This spot is a great macro and super macro dive site.

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    Romblon Island – Bangug Island

    Bangug is a small island in the vicinity of Bonbon Beach. You can find lots of soft corals and overgrown rocks along the slope. This area is one ouf our favorite sites for rare nudibranchs and special shrimps.

  • Romblon Island – Sawang Slide

    This is another very interesting muck dive site teeming with colorful and weird critters including tiny frogfish, carnivorous worms and unique nudibranchs.

  • Romblon Island – Magnificat

    At this spot you might meet a current that brings you across extra large gorgonias, black corals and colorful stone corals. Here you can see pygmy seahorses, colorful nudibranchs and rare fish species.

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    Romblon Island – St. Joseph

    At this spot you might meet a current that brings you across extra large gorgonias, black corals and colorful stone corals. Here you can see pygmy seahorses, colorful nudibranchs and rare fish species.

  • Romblon Island – San Pedro

    The wall at the San Pedro Sanctuary is known for its large sea turtles. It is also a habitat of sea snakes, eagle rays, sharks and swarm fish. The sanctuary is not only suitable for scuba diving but also for snorkeling.

  • Romblon Island – Bangbon

    At this sandy dive site full of sea grass fields and overgrown blocks you can observe various marine critter. At the deeper parts you can find large fan corals.

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    Romblon Island – Suwa

    This dive site is characterized by a steep slope and interesting coral formations. Here you can find interesting nudibranchs and crabs beside rare fish species.

  • Romblon Island – Ipil

    At this dive site you can dive along an underwater ridge. Areas are covered in Tubastrea and mushroom corals. This place is also good for underwater macro photography.

  • Romblon Island – Corazon

    At this dive sites you can find beautiful staghorn coral formations and many different crustaceans, nudibranchs and coral associated fish species.

  • Romblon Island – Agnay Fish Sanctuary

    This marine sanctuary is located in a sheltered bay near the village Agnay. A large part of the reef is formed by it's beautiful dome-shaped Acropora corals and large table corals, which give the dive spot its distinctive character. Especially during the early morning hours you can find lots of different fish including large shoals, eagle rays and sometimes sharks.

  • Romblon Island – Agpanabat Canyons

    In this place you find a unique landscape of steep walls, overhangs, caves and gorges. The craggy rock formations make Agpanabat a unique scuba diving experience.

  • Romblon Island – Agnay Desert

    One of our favorite muck dives sites not far from the resort. He you can see the unique "cat nudis", special shrimps, worms and fish.

  • Romblon Island – Agpanabat Fish Sanctuary

    This dive spot is characterized by a landscape of high coral towers that are located in between sandy areas. Besides different schooling fish you can observe a variety of marine life.

  • Romblon Island – Anchor Bay

    This is one of our favorite dive sites. In the sandy sediments you can also find colorful nudibranchs, small frogfish and many crustaceans and pygmy seahorses. One of the highlight of this dive site is the Lembeh Sea Dragon (Kyonemichthys rumengani).

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    Romblon Island – Bonbon Beach

    This dive spot meets every diver’s expectation. Between the many coral species you can find lots of different marine species. This beautiful and highly diverse spot is also well suited for night dives and snorkeling.

  • Romblon Island – Bonbon Fan Coral Collection

    This deep dive site is characterized by fields of very large fan corals. Here you can find a very special and interesting fauna like pygmy seahorse, many nudibranch species, colorful cowries and some rare crustaceans.

  • Romblon Island – Bonbon Sea Grass Valley

    Here you can find a wide sea grass meadow and scattered large blocks covered in corals. Bonbon Sea Grass Valley is a habitat for a variety of some very interesting marine species.

  • Romblon Island – Lonos Marine Sanctuary

    This sanctuary is located in a bay near Tiamban Beach in Lonos. It was created especially for the protection of giant clams (Tridacna gigas). You can find some interesting critters here like white Ornate ghostpipefish, spindle cowrie, crustaceans and lots of nudibranchs.

  • Romblon Island – The Rope

    At this special muck dive site you can find some rare critters like Stiliger sp., Costasiella sp., colorful skeleton shrimp, mimic octopus, velvet fish and some extraordinary nudibranchs.

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    Romblon Island – Talisay

    This dive site can be characterized by its fine sediment (muck diving). Here you can discover rare critters like pygmy seahorse, lots of nudibranchs and other marine creatures.

  • Romblon Island – Lunas

    At the muddy sediments of this muck dive sites you can discover lots of rare critters like Wunderpus, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Bluering Octopus, Sawblade shrimps, Bobbit worms and many more.

  • Romblon Island – Romblon Pass (Blackwater Diving)

    During Blackwater Diving the diurnal migration brings up countless species from deep water close to the surface. Holding onto weighted down lines you can encounter life forms you cannot see anywhere else.

  • Logbon – Coral Canyon

    Here you can find an unusual underwater landscape. There are mountains, valleys and ridges, which are densely covered in a variety of corals and sponges. This underwater landscape is a habitat for many marine species.

  • Logbon – Mangroves

    This dive site is located near a mangrove area and is one of our favorite dive sites for special critters and underwater photography.

  • Logbon – Logbon Sanctuary

    This dive site is characterized by extensive coral areas and some large blocks. This dive site is not only suitable for scuba diving but also for snorkeling and swimming.

  • Logbon – Sandslope

    This sandy slope is home to some unique marine animals and lots of colorful soft corals in the deeper areas.

  • Logbon – Toby’s Corner

    At this shallow dive site you can see beautiful coral formations teeming with marine life. This spot is perfect for underwater photographer as a lot of sun light can reach the colorful corals.

  • Logbon – Logbon North

    This dive sites at the tip of Logbon Island is hope to special shrimps and some interesting coral formations. Especially the shallow parts are perfect for underwater macro photography.

  • Logbon – Broken House

    While diving along a wall and a steep slope with lots of coral blocks you can find various frogfish and scorpionfish species, numerous nudibranchs, cowries and other gastropods as well as the elegant mushroom coral pipefish and pygmy seahorses.

  • Alad – Sanctuary Garden

    This large wall is covered in soft and leather corals, sponges and hydroids. Like Alad Sanctuary Garden it is located in the Marine Sanctuary area of Alad Island.

  • Alad – South

    In Alad South there are stretches of sand and large coral blocks. Especially the mix of various coral species is interesting. At the entry point you can observe a large field of garden eels. This site is not only suitable for sucba diving but also for snorkeling and swimming.

  • Alad – North

    Alad North is characterized by an impressive landscape of table corals. Spread over a wide slope, table corals are found in many colors and diameters.

  • Alad – Alad Marine Sanctuary

    This dive site is located in a marine protected area and is known for its vast fields of soft and leather corals. Near the beach the soft corals gently move in the surf. There are large barrel sponges and hydroids, too. This special coral community is a habitat to numerous marine species like marble snake eels, seamoths, frogfish, dragon shrimp and lots of Durban shrimp. This dive site is not only suitable for scuba diving but also for snorkeling and swimming.

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    Cobrador – Eastern Coral Garden

    This dive spot is characterized by interesting coral formations. The site is covered in different species of corals, gorgonias and sponges. It is not only suitable for scuba diving but also for snorkeling.

  • Cobrador – Sunken Island

    The most famous dive site in the Marine Sanctuary of Cobrador is Sunken Island (Takot Reef). The appearance of this spots reminds you of a sunken island covered with corals. Here one encounters a variety of reef fish, nudibranchs and crustaceans as well as large groupers, cuttlefish, stingrays and various fish swarm in large numbers. With a little luck you can see sharks, eagle rays, turtles and sometimes manta rays.

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    Cobrador – Naguso Wall

    This wall is covered with various colorful sponges and corals. Here you can find many different marine creatures.

  • Cobrador – Western Coral Garden

    As the name implies, you will find that this spot is on an exciting coral landscape. The multi-colored and differently grouped corals look almost like a garden. This site offers great underwater photography opportunities and is also suitable for snorkeling.

  • Tablas Island – The Blue Hole

    This is the most famous dive site in the province of Romblon. It is a vertical chimney of about 8 meters in diameter. At a depth of 5 to 7 meters you descend to a depth of approximately 27 to 32 meters, where you find a large opening to the reef. At the bottom of the cave, there are cracks where hundreds of Durban dancing shrimps and large lobster can be found. Below the opening to the reef there are small caves where sometimes sharks are hiding.

  • Tablas Island – Carmens Cliff

    This spot is located next to a rocky island. Here you can find many interesting marine species at a cliff with magnificent vegetation. Not only big fish can be found, but also swarms eagle rays and sometimes sharks. This spot is not only suitable for scuba diving but also for swimming and snorkeling.

  • Tablas Island – Guindauahan Island

    Located near a small island you can find a diverse coral reef with an exciting topography.

  • Tablas Island – Gorda Wall

    This steep drop off near the Blue Hole impresses with its colorful vegetation of sea fans, sponges and soft corals.

  • Tablas Island – Cavayan Cave

    You find the entrance of this cave at a depth of about 20 meters. There is a window-like opening leading to another room at the end of the cave.

Usually you don’t meet other divers on all of our 40+ dive sites. Most dive sites have no to very little current and are mostly shallow (5 to 20 meters).

ACCREDITATION

Our dive center and resort are SDI/TDI, PCSSD (Philippine Commission on Sports Scuba Diving) and DOT (Department of Tourism) accredited. Please visit www.divephilippines.com.ph and www.tourism.gov.ph for further information.