Moalboal Dive Spots

Scuba diving in Moalboal's finest dive spots

scuba divers in moalboal - philippinesDiving in Moalboal is better than ever before and the dive spots around Pescador Island and the steep walls along the coast belong to the best in the Philippines...

Pescador Island

Pescador Island is famous for its beautiful, largely untouched marine life. The small island with rocky cliffs is fringedby a shallow reef 3-10m wide, then spectacular drop-offs plunge away to depths of 40m plus. The cliff faces are a mass of caverns and overhangs, the most dramatic of which is the majestic Pescador Cathedral, a large underwater cavern reached by a 15m wide funnel and descending to 35m.

diving the cathedral at pescador island in the philippines

Most divers remark on the intimacy of the Pescador experience, which presents a constant spectacle of action and colors. Divers are often surrounded by schools of pelagics, encounters with white tip sharks are common and even hammerhead sharks appear on occasion. At shallower depths you find beautiful coral gardens.turtle in pescador

Tuble, Tongo Point, White Beach, Badian Island, Ronda Bay Marine Park and others:

frog fish moalboal diving

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These impressive divespots are home to an extraordinary array of coral, ferns, anemones, sponges and a swarming host of brightly colored fish. Groupers, turtles and sea snakes are among the common encountered residents. All dives are superb wall dives, with some small caverns and swim throughs, an interesting underwater topography as well as the most colorful reef creatures imaginable. And all dive spots can be reached with a short banca-ride of only 10-20 minutes.

Sunken Island

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A spectacular dive, but only for experienced divers. Sunken Island is actually an underwater pinnacle, with the summit about 25m below the surface. You have to drop through 25m of open blue water and mostly strong currents to reach the top of this underwater mountain. Underwater dive spots in Moalboal, Cebuphotographers love to shoot pictures from the big school of lion fish, often 20 in one place and reaching substantial sizes. Also you find frogfish and spanish dancers in this area. And, of course, big pelagics: great school of jacks and tuna, barracuda, grouper and snapper, schools of blue triggerfish and mackerel, as well as the occasional manta ray or shark.

Airplane Wreck

airplane wreck moalboalThe stable superstructure of the plane resembles the same characteristics as a real coral reef. Inside the plane caverns and tunnels create protected areas, thus providing shelter for invertebrates and a multitude of marine organism. Divers can enjoy the beautiful sight and the thrill of a wreck divewhile observing the creation of a new reef from a safe distance.

The House Reef

The house reef is just in front of the dive shop. The reef drops from 3m down to 40m. To make a dive at our house reef, just grab your buddy, don your dive equipment, spit in your mask and off you go. Diving has never been easier! You can dive our house reef anytime, day and night (after your initial environmental orientation dive, of course).

Oscar's Cave Moalboal

Oscar's Cave is a small cave in 27m depth. Only 2 divers fit in and you can dive about 10m inside. Naturally this dive is only for very experienced divers, deep divers and tec divers...

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tec diver in oscar's cave moalboal