Sunken Island, Pamilacan

This dive site is a sunken island located in the middle of the ocean between Alona Beach and Pamilacan Island. The top of the island is at 10M and slopes off to depths of 30M.

Known for it strong currents, this site has a huge variety of wildlife hiding in the coral and under rocks. Variety is the name if the game here.

Level

Level

  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 17 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Arco Point

A wall drift dive with good visibility and medium to strong current. A wonderful spot for both advanced and beginner divers. This spot will ease you into wall diving.

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Alona Reef

Wreck dive locally called the Hagabat Wreck or Bohol Divers Wreck. Usually starts with a descent down a line close to a wall and then down the slope to the wreck. The top of the wreck is at 28M and the bow of the wreck is at 37M.

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A beautiful wall dive located with coral gardens and a then a wall with depth between 25-40 meters. Normally done as a drift dive from banca boats, currents can vary from slight to quite strong depending on the tide.

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Doljo Point

This dive site is found at Barangay Doljo, the most northwest point and ultimate tip of Panglao Island. This is a beautiful wall dive with vast amounts of coral and great macro sightings.

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Black Forest

A steep slope that is considered one of the must see dive sites in the area. The huge forest of black coral is practically unseen in other places around the world.

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Royal Garden

One of the best known spots on Balicasag, this site is famous for its coral gardens and is set on an underwater plateau full of colorful and diverse marine life; a perfect spot for macro diving.

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Turtle Point

Balicasag is one of the most famous Marine sanctuaries in the Philippines. This site is the main reason people go to Balicasag Island due, where large numbers of sea turtles congregate.

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Tulapos Marine Sanctuary

A fantastic coral garden that begins at 5 meters and gently slopes to 22 meters. This is a marine sanctuary but man-made. The area was installed with a number of concrete crosses signifying the Catholic faith of the nation creating a graveyard effect for an artificial reef to grow.

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Daquit Shoal

Daquit Shoal is a beautiful dive site that must be reached by boat, as it is a bit far from land. The Shoal pinnacle already starts at 5m and you will find its most beautiful coral down at about 25m.

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Salagdoong Beach

Here you will find a gradual Slope with big half-submerged rock formations outlining it. A lot of invertebrates such as beautiful corals, soft corals and also, pipes and tunicates.

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