Balicasag Island is known to have some of the best dive sites in the Philippines. Diver’s Heaven features an aquarium with a grand array of fish and marine life. Another site is the Turtle Point, named for the numerous turtles inhabiting the caves 60 to 70 meters down. On the southwest side is the Cathedral Wall, which is a section of a wall that has many recesses where divers can explore. Royal Garden is at the northern side of the island, covered with a thick coral forming a kaleidoscope of multi-colored reef full of an assortment of tropical fish. One of the most famous dive sites around Balicasag Island is Black Forest which is named for the forest of black corals which is rarely seen on a shallow 90-foot depth.Balicasag Island is located southwest of Panglao Island and can be reached in 30 minutes by boat from Alona Beach on Panglao Island. It is a small island belonging to the municipality of Panglao, and is home to a small community, two light-houses and one resort. The island’s 25 hectares can be easily covered in 30-45 minutes by foot.