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Why Pambato Reef is special ?
Pambato Reef, a nice site for snorkeling awaits you in Honda Bay, is a floating platform in the middle of the ocean serves as the gateway to a wonderful underwater paradise.
Pambato Reef is what they call the mini-Tubbataha. There is no island here, only the floating cottage. The main attraction is the reef. The roof of the floating platform is a giant sea turtle or a pawikan. Pambato is a marine sanctuary that's home to a lot of different fishes and clams. The word Pambato is a Filipino term for "bet" or "contender". The place was named as such because it is Puerto Princesa's bet/contender when it comes to the most beautiful reefs in Palawan.
What to explore at Pambato Reef?
Pambato Reef is purely a snorkeling and fish feeding area. It’s a couple of floating platforms connected by bamboo bridges. One platform is for fish feeding and has a small store and the other one is a staging area for those wishing to do some snorkeling. This reef is located in the middle of the bay where the shallow sections are about 10 feet from the coral reefs. Schools of different species of fish swim and live around the living coral of the reef. Different coral types also grow on this part of the reef like brain corals, staghorn corals and others.
How to get to Pambato Reef?
To get to Honda Bay or Hunda, one will need to take a drive north of the city center to the Sta. Lourdes wharf. About 15 minutes boat ride from the Sta. Lourdes wharf, this marine sanctuary may be reached.
- Spectacular underwater view
- Well preserved coral reefs
- Lots of corals and fishes are there
- An amazing snorkeling site in Honda Bay
- Stunning view under the water
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Tips for you
Amazing how i get a closer and clearer look of wonderful things under the water. Don't forget your goggles. This place is so "Awesome" well preserved coral reefs.