Panaon Island in Liloan

Panaon Island Liloan Southern Leyte Bridge Mindanao Deep Scuba Diving Snorkeling Water Beach Whale Dolphin Watching Panaon Island is located in Liloan in Southern Leyte province. Panaon Island is the only one that is connected to the Leyte mainland by a bridge. Panaoan Island is part of Mindanao Deep, the second deepest body of water in the world; one of the most mystifying dive destinations in Southern Leyte. It is where one may encounter a school whales or dolphins. Panoan Island is reachable from Manila by air via Tacloban or Cebu then connecting by land from Tacloban, and from Maasin, Bato or Hilongos if from Bohol or Cebu, or by ferry if from Surigao. Continue reading

Agutayan White Island in Jasaan

Agutayan White Island Jasaan Misamis Oriental Reef Marine Sanctuary Punta Gorda Tawiki Whale Shark Fishng Location Agutayan White Island, also known as Agutayan Reef, is a marine sanctuary in Misamis Oriental. Located 20 minutes away from Punta Gorda by pumpboat, this island reef is approximately 14 hectares area wide with expanse of shallow coral reef, surgeon fish, barracuda, eagle rays and occasional Whale Sharks known as “tawiki” – the biggest fish in the world can be found here. 174 seedlings of the endangered giant clams on December 8, 2001, a project of the SEA volunteers, were seeded here. Although continually subject to controversy and differing opinions, artificial reefs still provide a viable route towards rehabilitation of degraded or totally devastated coral reefs especially in controlled and protected environment. The Artificial Reef Project in the Agutayan Marine Sanctuary started as a visionary experiment carried out by a handful of amateur Continue reading

Kantican Island in Eastern Samar

Kantican Island Pearl Guiuan Eastern Samar Culture Farm Snorkeling Scuba Diving Location Swimming Beach Corals PacificKantican Island, also known as Pearl Island, is located in Guiuan, in Eastern Samar Province. It is a pearl culture farm; haven of rich marine life such as lobsters, shells, fishes, abalones, corals; clear blue waters and immaculately white coral beach; perfect site for scuba diving, fishing and swimming. This tiny place is becoming famous for snorkeling and scuba diving with its rich marine life along the 52 hectares fish sanctuary. It was developed in 1972 as pearl farm of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). The crystal-clear seawater surrounding the island is the home of an assortment of marine life such as giant clamps, different species of corals, lobster, multi-colored small fishes usually seen in aquariums, shells, seaweed. With the absence of accommodation facilities in the island, visitors usually stay overnight Continue reading

Discovery Reef in Medellin

Discovery Reef Medellin CebuDiscovery Reef is located in Medellin, Cebu and stretches 4.4 kilometers along the east coast of Medellin. Discovery Reef lets you dive around a pristine stretch of coral gardens from Polambato canal to Daanbantayan’s water boundary. The reef is a multitude of huge, age-old corals in various forms and sizes. Easily visible from a pumpboat ride are the sea plumes, sea fans, brain corals, leaf, plate and sheet corals, boulders and mound corals. Snorkeling and diving at the Discovery Reef would bring one to a different world, one filled with the beauty of colorful life forms. Visit the Discovery Reef for another amazing experience at Medellin. Continue reading

Pescador Island in Moalboal

Pescador Island Moalboal CebuPescador Island is a small limestone island in the Tañon Strait, 3km of the western coast of Cebu island in the Philippines. It is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Moalboal, Cebu. The marine habitat around the island is a marine reserve, protected by the Moalboal Municipal Water User’s Fee System for 2006 in accordance with Resolution No. 044-2006. However it is just a marine park by name as the local fisherman spear fish exhaustively the entire reef. Experienced divers notice the lack of large fish compared to other similar areas such as the nearby Apo Island. Local dive operators concede that the economic benefit to Moalboal derived from the dive tourism is far greater than the traditional fisherman’s and the current abuse of the area is resulting in a decline of the islands attraction to scuba Continue reading

Tapiutan Island in El Nido

 

Tapiutan Island El Nido PalawanTapiutan Island is the most remote island in the Bacuit Archipelago near El Nido, located in the South China sea parallel with Matinloc Island. The pass between the two isles is narrow and etched with towering cliffs, which gives people passing through it a special and mysterious feeling. It faces the open sea and smaller boats have trouble reaching it. There are several beaches on the western side of the island facing the wide open sea. Further out of the bay, Tapiutan’s rich marine life provides for excellent scuba diving and snorkeling. Tapiutan Island is also home to the one of the best beaches in the entire El Nido – Star Beach. The beach is a twin beach, meaning one part is pristine white sand for swimming and sunbathing and other is rich in corals and perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling. The corals are colorful and beautiful and fish diverse. The most interesting are Continue reading

Scuba Diving in Kalanggaman

Scuba DivingSCUBA is the acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. More and more divers today avail the scuba set in underwater diving. Scuba diving at present is fast becoming the popular and favorite past time of tourists indulging deep diving in Kalanggaman Island. After the required training, scuba diving is so ideal in enjoying the island’s depth, exploring its breadth, and experiencing its amazing underwater scenery especially the awesome vast tribes of varying coral reef. Deep down under the sea, recreational divers are certain to commune with the enthralling wonders of the Kalanggaman substrates and nature’s bounty, while professional divers can involve themselves in underwater photography, and more. Continue reading

Gosoon Fish Sanctuary in Carmen

Gosoon Fish Sanctuary Carmen Agusan del NorteThe Gosoon Fish Sanctuary is a favorite destination of skin divers. Located in Carmen, Agusan del Norte, its well-protected coral reefs are becoming an attractive shelter for various marine life including several exotic tropical fish. The sanctuary is only 100 meters away from the main road. The sanctuary was established in 2000 with a total land area of 10 hectares. 800 seedlings of mangrove were planted along the seacoast. But because of unavoidable circumstances only very few are alive. As of now, different species of marine life can be seen in this area like Lapu-lapu and Danggit. Corals and other seaweeds can be seen scattered on its sea floor. First hand physical examination of the Gosoon Fish Sanctuary reveals a well protected and healthy growing formation of corals reefs which Continue reading

Snorkeling in Kalanggaman

SnorkelingSnorkeling is a popular recreational activity in the tropical waters of Kalanggaman Island. It has commendable sites on this regard. Likewise, equipment ( diving mask, snorkel, swim fins, reef boots, and more) that enable the snorkelers to observe underwater attractions are available for rent in the island resort of Palompon. Snorkeling is a wonderful activity that can be enjoyed by everyone who finds the material time for scheduled pleasure and delight in the paradise island of Palompon. The primary appeal of this underwater discovery game is the opportunity to observe its bountiful underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipment and training required for scuba diving. The other reason is its appeal to all ages because Continue reading

Bogor Marine Park in Coron

Bogor Marine ParkBogor Marine Park is a large marine park encompassing over 20 hectares of fringing coral reef adjoining Bogor Island near the northern coast of Culion Island. The sanctuary and adjacent reefs are frequented by divers who consider the area as one of the most best diving spots. The local governments of the Calamianes actively promote marine conservation through the development of aquatic parks that preserves the biodiversity of native fish and marine species. The island chain is home to several celebrated marine sanctuaries where visitors can swim and snorkel among protected seawaters that shelter a wide variety of tropical aquatic and coral species.