Pinnacle Point in Big Ligid Island

Pinnacle Point Big Ligid Island Samal Dive Spot Location Depth Scuba Diving Gorgonian Crinoids Butterfly Fish Water Swimming Currents Tide Report Octopus Cave Aquatic Wildlife Tour Visit Padi Info Pinnacle Point is located on Big Ligid Island in Samal. This site is located in the southeastern tip of Big Ligid. The wall has a marvelous outcropping of gorgonians, many with crinoids clinging to them, we encountered morays and an octopus hiding in a few of the many small holes, and many big eyes and cardinalfish in the larger ones. Divers will also encounter Schools of pennant butterflyfish and schools of unicorn surgeonfish, emperorfishes and jacks. Variety of corals with different colors can be found here such as pink soft corals. In the protected areas of this site, large gorgonians, black corals, lots of anthias and tubastrea, angelfish, scorpionfish, lionfish and many invertebrates can be found. Pinnancle Point is located in the northeast of Sam. The caves have beautiful and marvelous coral gardens and gorgonians. Exotic tropical fishes can be Continue reading

The Ligid Caves in Samal

Ligid Caves Samal Diving Spot Big Island Underwater Marine Life Location Coordinates Depth Scuba Dive Coral Reef Hydroid Basket Stars Drop Entrance Tropical Black Soft Sponge Crabs Tunicates Scorpion

The Ligid Caves are located in the northeast tip of Samal, on Big Ligid Island. The Ligid Caves reveals the marvelous underwater marine life. Fine golden sea cucumbers are densely littering the reef amid a rainbow of soft corals, hydroids and basket stars. The slender reef top, covered with leather corals, drops sharply at about 15m. In the caves, divers will see small tropical small reefs black corals, soft corals and sponge crabs. Outside the caves, you will encounter several marine life such as crabs, tunicates, scorpion and lionfishes, sleeping parrot and rabbit fishes, morays and razorfishes hovering vertically in a harp gorgonian. Continue reading

Sipaka Point in Talisayan

Sipaka Point Talisayan Misamis Oriental Dive Spot Swimming Location Undersea Current Tide Surf Report Scuba Diving Depth Water Marine Ecosystem Marine Underwater Garden Coral Stingray Snapper Fish Sipaka Point is a dive spot located in Talisayan in Misamis Oriental Province. Known for its strong undersea current, the spot is good for more experienced divers. The natural current feeds the marine ecosystem resulting to a majestic underwater garden. Huge sea fans, basket sponges, hard and soft corals and feather stars abound in this area as well as stringrays, snappers, groupers, and colorful small fishes. With white sandy bed in a gradually sloping bottom, Sipaka point is an ideal site for students and divers of all levels, and a great site for macro and and wide-angle photography. Continue reading

Decalve Marine Park in Coron

Sangat Island Coral GardenDecalve Marine Park is located in Coron, Palawan. The sanctuary encompasses three marine habitats featuring mangrove-lined coastal fringes and extensive seabed of coral reefs and seagrass. The protected area includes the Sangat Island Coral Garden and the Sangat Gunboat Wreck, where visitors can snorkel amidst a submerged Japanese World War II boat and view the abundant marine life that inhabit the wreck.

Marile Coral Garden in Coron

Marile Coral Garden PalawanThe Marile Coral Garden is located nearby the famed Lusong gunboat wreck and offers visitors a vibrant collection of aquatic life that dwell alongside a diverse array of brightly multicolored coral reefs. For many years the family living at the Marile shores protected the corals from poachers and illegal fishers, and planted giant clams. This enchanting underwater paradise has become one of the most beautiful in the area. If lucky, one might even spot a sea turtle among the corals. The giant clams, when open, look like and exotic flower, but warning, don’t touch, it could snap close and cut your finger.

Twin Rocks Marine Sanctuary in Anilao

Twin Rocks Marine Sanctuary Mabini BatangasTwin Rocks is one of the best, and most popular, recreational diving sites in Anilao. It is a marine sanctuary where wildlife flourishes. So-called because of two parallel sets of rock formation at a depth of 5-18m/15-60 feet), Twin Rocks is one of the busiest dive sites in Anilao. It is most often requested by both beginning and experienced open water divers who love shallow dives and healthy, vibrant reefs. A wide variety of Giant Clams, Surgeonfish, Batfish and schools of Jack are commonplace. In Twin Rocks you will see from ribbon eels, to schools of carangidae, countless nudibranchs, clownfish, surgeon fish, lionfish, damsels, big barracuda schools, mantis shrimps, Coleman shrimps, pocelain crabs o rabbitfish in a spot where Continue reading

Taiei Maru in Coron

Taiei Maru Dive SiteThis dive site has now become one of the most visited and known dive sites in Coron, Palawan. Reaching the place will take for about 2 and a half hours by banca, from west up to the south of the Concepcion Village. It is covered in life from the moment you hit the wreck and even the inside of the wreck is home to fish and crustaceans. The large size of the wreck means you need to go at quite a pace to cover it all in one dive. It is possible to swim through nearly the entire length of the wreck in the vast open holds. They don’t have a lot in them but the sense of space is a good experience. Continue reading

Crocodile Island in Boracay

Crocodile Island Scuba DivingCrocodile Island is a small uninhabited island that resembles the head of a crocodile. It is regarded as one of the best dive sites of Boracay. The island is located near Boracay Island and is about fifteen minutes away from White Beach. Currents can be fierce except at slack tide, which makes for a beautiful collection of corals. It is a gently sloping wall with several canyons and caves containing a wide diversity of fish. Snorkeling at Crocodile Island in Boracay has been popular with tourists since the island became well known during the 1980s. As soon as the beauty of the island became known, people began exploring it. It was only natural that the underwater scenery became the object of much exploration. Early on, snorkeling would become a hit, and remains to this day. Continue reading

Balicasag Island Dive Sites

Anilao Scuba DivingBalicasag 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. Continue reading

Napaling Diving at Tagnan

The Moray EelNapaling dive site at Tagnan boasts of a beautiful coral garden ideal for underwater photographers and snorkelers. Wonderful overhangs and some caves abound with soldierfish, squirrelfish, moray eels, scorpion fish, and table corals. White tip reef sharks are also spotted here. Continue reading