Polilio Island is located on the northeastern side of Quezon Province. Located just before the entrance to the cave of Polillo town, Polilio Coral Reef has a length of about five kilometers and a width of about two kilometers. It is also a good spot for snorkeling and diving. Some parts are so shallow that any type of ship and banca will have to make a detour to avoid the reef area. Some parts have so-called walls which are more than a hundred feet deep. Continue reading
Cemento Beach & Reef is located in Baler in Aurora Province. White sand, seashells, and crushed corals carpet the stretch of Cemento Beach. From October to February, waves tower up to 14 feet high, making for excellent and challenging surfing, as experts from Europe, Japan and Australia can attest. The area is recommended for expert or professional surfers as the waves break at the reef and are of the right-hand break type. The surfer is advised to wear wetsuits for protection. The area is also suitable for snorkeling and wall diving during the calm season from April to June. Finally, Cemento Beach is a popular haven for lobsters and other marine species. To get to Cemento Beach, take a tricycle from Baler town proper to the river outlet south of Sabang Beach. From there, you can either hire a motorized banca for a 10-minute ride to Continue reading
Discovery 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
Corals in Jagna are so blessed in their formation since it is nurtured by the sea nutrients carried by Mindanao sea currents happened during the equalizing of two bodies of water namely China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Southern Bohol shoreline fronting Mindanao sea had its islets Balikasag, Pamilakan and Panglao are known to SCUBA divers as world class dive sites. While Jagna shoreline corals are waiting to be discovered by adventurous SCUBA divers and snorkelers who’d like to discover new dive sites. Jagna beaches are naturally set. Nature itself performs the Continue reading
Submarine Garden is located at Lobo, Batangas. The garden consist of living corals near the shore of one of the beaches of Lobo. It can be clearly seen during the early mornings when the water is clear and the tide is low. It has been acknowledged to be a fish sanctuary.
Fifteen meters from the seaboard, water is clear, one can view a fish at knee-deep waters. Different sea creature can be sighted at shallow waters. Flying fish hopping in harmony is a common spectacle. While at nighttime, luminous planktons light up the water. Continue reading
The country’s first inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993 was the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park in Palawan, a distinction so appropriate for an island nation that traditionally looks towards the sea as a life-giving force, the traditional center of people’s lives. Continue reading