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“Unique dive, one of a kind!”
Review of Barracuda Lake

Barracuda Lake
Ranked #6 of 46 things to do in Coron
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Sacramento, California
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Unique dive, one of a kind!”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is a one of a kind dive! You have to walk up and down steps in full dive gear which I was dreading but managed just fine. You descend through different thermal layers on the way down. Starts at around 80 degrees, next layer around 100 degrees, then cooler again. This you can only appreciate by diving, not snorkeling. Once at the bottom you enter a zero visibility section which is creepy. There is also a huge layer of mucky mud at the bottom. The walls of the lake are stunning limestone formations. A must do! Costs 100php to get access to the lake.

Visited May 2014
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Vaxjo, Sweden
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“You have to visit Barracuda Lake!”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

When goint to Coron you have to visit Barracuda lake. The scenery, the fresh and very clean water, the spot to go snorkeling and swimming - it really is a must!

And don't worry, there's no barracudas there, well.....at least we didn't see any!

Visited March 2014
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Quezon City, Philippines
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“one of the best, for me”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

I really like the Barracuda lake because I like lakes. And it helped that our tour guide was very interactive and taught our group about the rock where you could climb and jump from. It was really fun! The rock was a bit spiky, but if you're careful, it is manageable :-)

if you make an effort to swim further into the lake, you will be amused at the 360 degree view of the limestones. And if you scream? Your voice will echo! :-)

Visited April 2014
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Danville, California
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“Unique Dive”
Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

We dove here as the first stop before some wreck dives. If you have the choice between doing this as part of a snorkeling package or a scuba package, go with the scuba version. Going through the various thermal layers, sinking your hand in the muck at the bottom, and going into the zero visibility zone at 34 meters was fantastic and so different from the typical reef dive. A brief stop for something truly unique.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Perfect.”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is easier to get to compared to the more popular Kayangan Lake. The wooden platform near the entrance can only accommodate so many so it can get crowded . The lake itself which was once a volcanic crater has awesome underwater limestone formations perfect for snorkelling with perfect visibility. The water was warm and clear when we were there in April. There were divers on the bottom of the lake as well. We could have spent the entire day here just snorkelling and splashing about. Serene and peaceful it was just our group of five and the silent divers below. We were extremely lucky in this visit as this could really get busy sone times specially in April.

Visited April 2014
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