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
Snorkeling 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 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.
Decalve 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.
Crocodile 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
The Tuka Bay Marine Sanctuary is a protected area in Kiamba, Sarangani Province where fishing is banned. It has four protected coves and only one (Tuka 2) is open to the public. The site has awesome coral formations and you will be literally swimming with schools of fish once you decide to snorkel. Boasting of white sand beaches and awesome coral formation accessible only by boat, the remoteness is perfect for shedding all the stress and tension that urban living provides.
The Marine Park sits beside the town proper of Kiamba. It has four white sand beaches hidden in its coves. Covered by a rising hill, Continue reading
For those interested in Scuba Diving and Diving Packages in Boracay, there are literally dozens of Dive Centres along the White Beach; it is a good place to learn or to improve your skills. Cost is typically around $35 per dive which includes hire of all equipment. The dive centres operate a cartel and have agreed standard prices amongst themselves so prices will be the same at all centres. There are 25-30 dive sites within 10-15 minutes speed boat ride from the beach, suitable for beginners up to advanced level. Dives range from ‘Angol Point’ (10m), through ‘Crocodile Island’ (22-25m), a straightforward wall dive, up to ‘Yapak’- a deep wall dive suitable for only the most experienced divers due to strong currents, although there is the possibility of seeing sharks and stingrays. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
The Philippines is blessed with a thriving marine ecosystem, supported by reefs and mangrove forests. And the Hundred Islands National Park, the first Natural Park in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, is no exception. Its alluring cerulean waters, strewn with 123 islets, is also home to the fragile and diverse jewels of the Philippine Sea – the Coral Reefs. They shelter, feed and protect a copious number of sea creatures of the Park. They also aid the 123 islets in protecting the city’s coast from the impact of waves. Their hard and soft corals with awe-inspiring forms and interesting hues that glistened mystically in the deep, creates a magical underwater vista. Divers and snorkelers can have the time of their lives gliding over it and beside the many magnificent fishes and other sea creatures. Continue reading
The foremost asset of Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Galera is blessed with one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbors. Known as the Pearl of Mindoro, it is world-famous for splendid beaches, coral reefs, and exquisite dive sites for new and experienced divers alike. There are shallow coral gardens, interesting rock formations, and colorful species to watch, like crabs, shrimps, sea anemones, moray, and trumpet fishes.