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Category Shells
Phylum MOLLUSCA
Class GASTROPODA
Order MESOGASTROPODA
Family OVULIDAE
Species Calpurnus verrucosus
Locality Leyte. Gigantangan Island. Calubian. Philippines. 13 m. 2004
Photographer Guido Poppe
Picture ID 906173

Dive Point Information

Name Gigantangan Point.
Location Leyte. Gigantangan Island. Calubian. Philippines.
Date October 24, 2004
Latitude 11 33.691 N
Longitude 124 16.408 E

Dive Information Detail

Deepest Experience 13 m.
General Remarks Site In front of Biliran, not far offshore the northwestern tip of Leyte. A flat Island with some fishermen villages. Nice sandy beaches.
Facilities for Divers None.
Type of Bottom Sloping to 15 m where a drop-off starts. Stones in the shallows, lower corals all over and a sand field before the drop-off.
Marine Life Average rich, nice. Unfortunately our dive was interrupted after one hour by the visit of huge tiger shark (13 m deep). The Island is known for sharks.
Visibility 10 m.
Currents None.
Level Recreational, because of the visibility a little experience required.