Siete Picados, Coron

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    Siete Picados

    by kemisteryoso Updated Sep 20, 2010

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    It is my first destination in the Coron Island tour, a few minutes away from Coron Town. The Siete Pecados is a cluster of 7 islets. It literally means “seven sins” (I don’ know why). Our boatman told me that, it is the punishment of the seven sisters who went swimming against their parent’s will. They were drowned and eventually seven small islands sprouted from the sea.
    Whatever the story they have about the place, one thing I am very sure of is its richness in marine life. It is the best I have seen in Coron so far. Sometimes there is poor visibility because of heavy rain or absence of water current that should wash away the blurry water but I’m lucky.
    Be careful on sea urchins though I saw plenty of them waiting for your feet to touch their thorns.

    The fee for this sea attraction is 100 pesos.

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    Famous Snorkelling Area

    by machomikemd Updated Mar 13, 2015

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    Siete Pecados is a marine park with shallow waters off the coast of Coron Town about a 10 minute boat ride and near the Coron Island. This shallow reef is ideal for snorkelling and has some islets. the water is shallow at about 3 to 5 meters (9 to 15 feet) and is crystal clear. you can rent snorkelling gear from your tour boat if you don't bring your own for 200 pesos the whole day and there is a 100 peso entrance fee to the park (included in the price) and the corals are similar to the islands near Ko Phi Phi Don Island in Krabi Thailand (see my Ko Phi Phi Don Pages) however, the water here is clearer and there is less strong currents. Siete Pecados means "Seven Sins". The legend has it that seven sister went swimming against their mothers will, all of them drowned and afterwards seven islands appeared.

    you are given about 15 to 20 minutes to snorkel here and then you will proceed to other destinations.

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    Snorkeling at Siete Pecados

    by IamPam Written Jul 27, 2014

    According to myth, Siete Pecados was named after seven brothers who went out to sea against their mother's wishes. They perished at the sea and after that seven rocks emerged.

    Today, the Siete Pecados was a great spot to go snorkeling. This was our first stop on our island hopping.

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    Siete Picados

    by drunkenmaster4 Written Jun 19, 2007

    Siete Pecados or Seven Peaks, is the area near the entrance of the Coron bay where ships docking to Coron passes by. Its called Siete Pecados as there are small rocks or islets scattered near the place, 7 all in all. Its one of the protected area in Coron which is promoted for diving and snorkeling as it has wonderful coral formations and lots and lots of fishes.

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    Comparison of Coron and Krabi Snorkelling Sites

    by machomikemd Written Mar 14, 2015

    this will be pictures of Krabi's famous Phi Phi Islands of which there are also famous snorkelling sites.

    There are three coral formations which are ideal for snorkeling around Phi Phi Le Island, the first is at the entrance of Maya bay (accessible via big boat tour) which is 40 meters away from the beach, the second is at the Southern Part Of Phi Phi Le near Bida Noi Island with a 20 meter white sand beach beside it (accessible by private speed boat tour and long tail boats) and Loh Samah Bay at the North Western Part of Phi Phi le island which is accessible by group speed boat tour and hence this is the one we did the snorkeling for obvious reasons. you must have a life jacket when snorkeling here at lo samah bay as the waves and undercurrents are strong but the coral formations and the assorted fishes are plentiful. the coral reefs is just 2 meters down from the waterline.

    The Pileh Cove is in the South Eastern Part of Phi Phi Le Island and is part of the Phi Phi Island National Park and just before the small bida nok and bida nai islands. Pileh Cove is an isolated cove with emerald green clear waters and coral reefs below and some Phi Phi Island speed boat tours allow a few minutes of snorkelling here. the cove itself is just about 300 meters in length and the water here is shallow and clear and is surrounded by the Karst Limestone Hills that Krabi Islands are famous for. It is similar to ECoron in Palawan Philippines but the Karst Lime Stone Cliffs here in Coron are longer and the cove bigger.

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