The Habagat shipwreck is a dive site in Panglao, Bohol.
The Habagat wreck dive site is at just 1 kilometers (0.6 nautical miles) heading to the 60° from our Scotty's dive center at the BE Grand resort hotel in Panglao, Bohol province, which make the dive site at less than 5 minutes by boat.
The Habagat wreck is a steep slope dive going down to 35 meters (115 feet). We usually start the dive on the little wreck, then going up on the nice sloped wall. During the dive, you will see a lot of different marine lifes as you ascend along the steep slope where a good to a very good visibility is usually the standard.
The Habagat wreck rest at 35 meters (115 feet), on a sandy seabed. If you are planning to dive the wreck sunked in 2000, monitor your NDL unless you are a tec diver with a 50% deco tank (cylinder) for a safe decompression.
There is also few small caves in the wall near the wreck where groupers and snappers are always hidding.
Diving the Habagat wreck dive site.
If you are not a deep diver, you can still enjoy the dive site, because around 12 meters (40 feet), there is a lot of corals as well as many reef fishes shoaling all around, the biodiversity is quite exceptional.
So other than the wreck, the Habagat wreck dive site is made with a long steep slope, starting around 8 meters (25 feet) going down to 35 meters (115 feet), where the best part is between 12 to 20 meters (40 to 65 feet), which means that beginner divers (open water) can also enjoy the fantastic tropical reef.
Our thoughts about the Habagat wreck diving site.
The Habagat wreck dive site is accessible to all kind of divers, from open water divers to deep divers, this dive site is a slope where experienced divers can go deeper, but beginners can also stay on the upper part to enjoy the marine life and the numerous type of corals.
A strong recommendation, though: Bring your underwater camera!