Savedra Dive Center's Travel Desk presents:

moalboal dive spots

Diving in Moalboal is excellent, the dive spots around Pescador Island and the steep walls along the coast belong to the best in the Philippines.

Pescador Island

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. 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. More on diving at Pescador Island.

Shore Dives

turtle moalboal divingDiving os already very good at our house reef. The reef drops from 3m down to 40m. Just in front of Cabana Beach Resort you will find a giant school of sardines, thousands of them, often accompanied by hunting mackerels and tunas.




Sunken Island

whale shark savedra moalboalA spectacular dive, for experienced divers only. It's 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 cebuSavedra Dive Center organized the sinking of an airplane in the coastal waters. LancAir, an American based plane manufacturer in Mactan, donated two-seat airplane as an artificial reef. The airplane wreck is meanwhile covered with corals and is one of our main dive attractions.



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

macro diving moalboalThese 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.

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Update: Moalboal Marine Park Fee

Since January 1, 2008, the Moalboal Provincial Government established a Marine Park Entrance Fee System based on Tickets. Tickets are purchased for a fee of 100 Pesos (about 2.00$) per dive. The local government will utilize these funds to finance a number of high priority conservation programs in the area, including patrols and enforcement to abolish destructive fishing practices such as blast and cyanide fishing, village improvement programs within the park, collection and disposal of plastic and other wastes entering the park's waters, marine conservation education of village children and adults, and reef and mangrove rehabilitation. Tickets can be purchased through marine tourism operators based in Moalboal, or at the dive center. We greatly appreciate your support and cooperation with this entrance fee system. Conservation of Moalboal's spectacular marine habitats requires funding, and your entrance fee is a valuable contribution to saving Moalboal's reefs.