Situated some six kilometers west of El Nido, Dilumacad Island is also called Helicopter Island and Whale Island due to its shape, seen from distance. This uniquely shaped island is included in the El Nido Tour C. It is a beautiful island of natural beauty harboring a beautiful beach with fine white sand and wide cliffs surrounding the beach. Helicopter Island is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and diving.
Pristine beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing and just relaxing. Water is crystal clear and warm, and rich in coral and marine life. Many fish species populate the waters around the island and sea turtles are frequently seen. Eagles can be seen making their eyrie atop the towering cliffs on the island. Monitor lizards also make this island their home.
Maybe what this island is best known for is an impressive cave dive that can be found on the north side. The entrance is wide enough for two divers to enter together and a 15-20 meters tunnel leads to the center cavern. The bottom of the cavern is sandy where small fish and crabs can be seen. The way out is narrower and only one diver can exit the 10 meters tunnel at a time. It will bring you out to a rocky area some 20 meters from the entrance and you may see larger fish here.