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Barracuda Lake is among the truly unique dives of the world. This amazing dive site located off the island of Coron, Philippines, offers divers the chance to dive two worlds. The water changes from freshwater to saltwater at a depth of only 4 meters (13 feet), creating what looks like a grey horizontal line.

The water temperature at the top of the Barracuda Lake is about 28° C (82° F), but as you descend to about 14 meters (46 feet), there’s a huge thermocline and heliocline and the water temperature reaches 38° C (100° F)!

At a depth of about 30 meters (98 feet), there’s also a narrow cave that can be penetrated but only by trained divers.

The maximum depth of Barracuda Lake dive site is 35 meters (115 feet), where the water changes from clear to murky because of the silt and tannic acid from leaves that fell into the lake. The silty sand on the bottom of the lake is one of the highlights of the dive, as divers often play around in the sand.

There is not much to see in terms of marine life – only some rabbitfish, catfish, shrimp, snappers, batfish, pufferfish, and shells, but that’s not why divers come here, anyway. You come here for the unique experience of seeing a surreal landscape and diving into two types of waters and two different temperatures at the same dive site.

Barracuda Lake can be dived year-round.

Dive site info provided by Patrick Bateman on Dec 16, 2019

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Interesting dive. Two different temperatures. Two different buoyancies. Two different landscapes. In the same lake.


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Picture taken by MKE at Barracuda Lake on Mar 7, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Barracuda Lake on Mar 7, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Barracuda Lake on Mar 7, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Barracuda Lake on Mar 7, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Barracuda Lake on Mar 7, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Barracuda Lake on Mar 7, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Barracuda Lake on Mar 7, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Barracuda Lake on Mar 7, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Barracuda Lake on Mar 7, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Barracuda Lake on Mar 7, 2018

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Neptune Dive Center

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Umali Dive Center Corporation

Email: umalidivecenter@yahoo.com Telephone: +63 917 8881103

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Coron Sanho Dive Center

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Corto Divers Dive Center

Email: cortodivers@cortodelmar.com Telephone: 09157262248

          Corto Divers is located in Coron town, on Busuanga Island which is one of the two main islands of the Calamianes archipelago in the region of Palawan in the Philippines. Coron is the Philippines Capital of Wreck diving. Coron and its surroundings was the stage of a fierce naval and air battle during WWII and several ships have been sunk in what is today one of the best wreck diving spot in the world according to Forbes Traveler Magazine. There are also many beautiful reefs that still showcase the amazing diversity of the Philippines corals and under water life. A stone throw away from Coron Town, you can dive at the Barracuda lake, a beautiful and mystical experience. Corto Divers provides top of line equipment for all levels as well as courses ranging from Discover Scuba to Dive Master and some specialties. The dedicated and highly experienced team will be in charge of making your trip fun and unforgettable. Palawan in general and Coron in particular offers a surprising cocktail of experiences whether you are into reefs, lakes or wrecks.

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Email: reggaedivecenter@gmail.com Telephone: +63928 835 56 57

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