Beatrice Rock is a divesite known for its tantalizing beauty. But have you ever wondered how this spot got its name? Apparently during the early years of Scuba Diving in Anilao, this was discovered by the early adventurers and one of their lady companion was named Beatrice, They named the site after her.
One of the best site in Anilao. There are large barrel sponges, good gorgonians, black corals, soft corals, stony corals, anemones with clownfish, nudibranchs and sea stars. It is densely populated with just about all the reef fish you could expect.
This is one of the favorite dive site in Anilao. It’s actually on the north east corner of Sombrero Island. One side of the rock is slopy and then a mini wall. The other corner goes into a gradual slope or coral garden. This site can have ripping currents. When that happens you will see the orchestra of anthias dancing with the current. Top is at 7M and goes to 25M. Best to stay at around 18 to 20M
Beatrice Rock offers a series of short drop offs with channels in between, from 16 to 90 ft and a pinnacle rising from 45 to 25 ft. There are large barrel sponges, good gorgonians, black corals, soft corals, stony corals, anemones with clownfish, nudibranchs and sea stars. The site is densely populated with just about all the reef fish you could expect including schools of triggerfish, snappers, surgeonfish, jacks and anthias. Occasionally, turtles and blue-ringed octopuses could be sited.
Beatrice Rock has some strong currents, and these have produced hard corals that attract tuna, rainbow runners, several species of rays, and even the odd whale shark.
This diving site has 14-27 m depth and the current can be strong. The site offers a series of short drop-offs with channels inbetween from 5-27m. It is densely populated with most reef fish including triggerfish, snappers, surgeonfish, jacks and anthias. If you’re lucky, you may see turtles and Blue-ringed octopuses.
How to get there
North of Sombrero Island at the northern end of Maricaban strait, 15 min. by boat from EAGLE POINT pier Southwest across the Maricaban Strait.
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