The Kontiki house reef is a dive site in Mactan, Cebu.
The ideal place for scuba divers of all levels is the Kontiki House Reef (also called the Kontiki Reef). It has a good shallow flat area that is suitable for novice divers.
The shallow part of the reef is covered with sea grass and different colonies of colorful corals. The steep slope also has an artificial reef, which is a big piece of metal sunk down in the 90s, and now filled with life and completely covered with hard and soft corals.
The Kontiki reef is excellent for underwater photography, especially macro photography.
The Kontiki house reef is also known for being a good night diving site, where regular night dives are made on the site.
The slope goes down to 50 meters (165 feet) and gets steeper up to 100 meters (330 feet) where it becomes very flat and covered with sandy pebbles where scattered purple anemona and soft corals are living (we didn't dive beyond this diving spot).
Diving at the Kontiki reef.
Diving at the Kontiki reef is an easy dive where the beginner divers will enjoy all the underwater critters living around.
The dive site is mainly made of sand and pebbles with scattered soft and hard tropical corals. The whole site is surrounded by sea grass and seaweeds giving the diving area a nice green, contrasted by the colorful corals where the reef fishes are shoaling around.
Going down to the slope, the corals are getting denser down to 25 to 30 meters (80 to 100 feet) of depth where it looks like a sloped wall down to 50 meters (165 feet), before it becomes a pebbled, sandy slope down to 100 meters (330 feet) of depth.
Our thoughts about diving at the Kontiki house reef
The most interesting part of the Kontiki dive site is the shallow part from 8 meters (26 feet) down to 20 meters (60 feet) where all the critters are living around the rocks. The big metallic structure (clamp-like shape) is covered with many coral species and the seabed is filled with scattered corals.
As you can see on the video, the Kontiki dive site is the best for macro photography, so bring your underwater camera because you will see a great biodiversity of underwater critters.
Scuba Diving Kontiki Reef Rates
For Cebu, Mactan:
Prices include our regular scheduled diving boats.
On our scuba-diving boats, you should always find:
- O2 tank (oxygen cylinder) and equipments plus a first aid kit
- We always carry a spare dive equipment and a diving gear toolbox
- We do have a communication device in case of emergency
- Towels and dinking water are included
- Total Duration: 2 hrs
- Boat Schedule: morning or afternoon
- Price per person: 3696 PHP
Optional Boat Rental (for personal schedules)
- Exclusive Boat: 3080 PHP