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“Beautiful Diving” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Coral Garden

Coral Garden
Calis Point, Palawan Island, Philippines
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Ranked #6 of 22 Attractions in Coron
Type: Reefs, Outdoors
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Darwin, Australia
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“Beautiful Diving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This was a beautiful dive and a awesome experience. The corals are huge and there are so many colors. A must do for those who ejoy watersports.

Visited February 2013
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Pasig, Philippines
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“Temporary closed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Smith's Coral Garden is supposed to be included in our Island Hopping tour, but this is included in the list of tourist attractions that are temporarily closed for the following reasons:

*Tariff / Fee for this tourist attractions is still in dispute or is still being discussed by TTCIA and other groups.

*The Flora and Fauna has already been compromised due to thrash left by the tourists and locals.

*The Natives is disputing the right / claim for the said tourist attraction.

You can see the list of other tourist attractions that are temporarily closed posted on the Entrance of Kayangan Lake.

Visited March 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“A garden under the sea.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

If you enjoy snorkling this is a must, like a garden under the sea, including such beautiful fish. Just watch out for the black spiky sea urchins.

Visited January 2013
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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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“Amazing Coral Garden, Coron, Palawan!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We visited coron, palawan August of last year. And it really delighted me when I saw a very very wide, wide as 3 football field variety of corals. It was the best snorkeling site So far. And it is so beautiful. You can see here a bunch of different kinds and colors of coral reef with once in pink, violet and mint green. So amazingly beautiful specially a bunch of domino, blue damsel, parot fish, gold ash fish and a lot more sea creature. There's a lot of sea urchin there so u might want to wear a surfer shoes or much better be aware of it. The clear blue cold warm water will make u want to stay more on that area (this is a part of your island hopping, and much better if u advice your tour guide to schedule coral garden after lunch so u will have a good reflection of sun light that can add more colors when u take a picture under water. And also, the water is very still unlike in the afternoon.)

Visited August 2012
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“Best Snorkel Reef in the Philippines!!! Spiritual....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Shallow 2 feet deep reef with the most beautiful colored coral and fish. The center of the reef is a warm water stream with cold water on each side. There are more than a 100 clown fish (Nemo) in a very small area. Some are as large as five inches. 1000's of fish and a continuous coral apron larger than a soccer field. The colors are overwhelming. Bring an underwater camera. Was on the P950 Calumbuyan tour when I saw this, so I do not know the entrance fee because it was included. People also scuba on the steep dive wall next to this reef.

Visited January 2013
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