Diving to the Caubian cave is usually for tec divers.
These saltwater limestone caves are accessible at 40 meters (130 feet) of depth, and are at only 16 kilometers (9 nautical miles) heading to the 93 from our Scotty's main dive center in Mactan.
The room at the entrance of the cave splits off into several smaller passageways and offers technical divers access to both a large cavern and small cavelets.
During the dive and upon entering the large cavern area, it's best to stick to one side of the Caubian Cave because even the strongest lights may not illuminate both walls.
For this reason, we generally start to dive on the left side of Caubian cave and swim during our way back along that wall. As we press on, there is a small dark-zone swim through above us at about 25 meters (80 feet).
The exit of this swim-through requires a small "helicopter turn" while in trim, which is a good practice for aspiring cave divers.
After descending out of the dark-zone swim-through, we will double back and have a look along the tiny caves on the back wall. It is not uncommon to see sweetlips or white-tip reef sharks lazing in the shadows.
We dive along the wall, keeping it to our left, until exiting Caubian cave at the opposite side of where we started. After exiting the cavern, we pick up our staged deco tanks (cylinders) and typically decompress for the next 45-60 minutes.
The Caubian cave is a nice diving site.
When diving at the Caubian cave, the first things who come to you is the beautiful wall you are gliding down.
But do not stop while you are going down! Your gas is counted and you will spend a lot of time at more than 40 meters (130 feet).
Anyway you will have all the time on the way back to observe and enjoy the tropical marine life and the shoal of fishes.
We will not describe again how is the Caubian cave (read the first paragraph above), but on the way back along the fantastic wall in open water, you will enjoy the various species of colorful hard and soft corals. A lot of gorgonians and sea fans are also living there with a lot of different fishes shoaling all around this wall.
This the place, while doing a decompression, is a must to be, because there is so many things to see and to photograph.