Balicasag Reef, Balicasag Island

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Dive in to take a look at the colorful marine life at Balicasag Reef. See a variety of different sea creatures, from brightly colored clown fish and lionfish to sea slugs, turtles, and giant clams. Rent snorkeling gear on site, or bring your own. Take a break on the beach and try some local food, or bring a snack and kick back while you gaze at the crystal clear water in this tropical paradise. In the mornings dolphins frequent the area. Use our Balicasag Island trip app to add Balicasag Reef and other attractions to your Balicasag Island vacation plans.
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  • Went snorkling here and its really amazing! Marine life is well preserved. Its also a great place to for intro diving. If you're lucky, you will see dolphins jumping and playing. We even saw sea turtl...  more »
  • So I did the snorkeling tour yesterday and wanted to write this review. Before I went, I read all the negative Trip Advisor reviews, but still a wishful/hopeful person I am, I still wanted to go. As m...  more »
  • I am mixed on this trip: Yes it is a beautiful reef, you can see if you have the chance to see turtles and this fault is very beautiful. Snorkeling is worth it. But it is indeed a tourist trap: it's clear that you're far from alone... low-cost mass tourism. We did it by private boat, although twice the price but it was better to do like that. The reef is supposed to be a protected marine sanctuary but with the number of tourist boats coming + some guides that affect the coral and feeding some fish... blah blah. I hesitated to do so following the negative comments but everyone said that this site was so beautiful and that he absolutely had to do, it's one of the hotspot in the region so I finally cracked. I not regret, but it was not the foot.
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