Pescador Island, Moalboal

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#3 of 82 in Parks in Cebu Island
At the picturesque volcanic outcrop of Pescador Island, you'll find a huge amount of marine life, from shoals of sardines thousands strong, to roaming sea turtles. The island's name translates as "fisherman" from Spanish, due to its long-standing reputation as a fishing spot among the locals and the Philippines' Spanish colonial history. With the calm, clear, and temperate waters harboring more than 2,500 species of fish, it has now become a renowned diving spot and a protected marine park. Diving here, you can explore a plunging coral sea wall populated by various creatures throughout the depths. White tip sharks lurk in the deeper waters, while colorful tropical species frequent the coral of the shallows. Look out for the famous subaquatic volcanic formation known as the "the Cathedral," an open-top cavern which offers exciting exploration opportunities for divers. Take a look at our Moalboal trip planner to schedule your visit to Pescador Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It’s a good dive site and snorkelling site, beautiful especially when scuba diving. But beware of strong currents and it can get wavy. Lots of jellyfish too  more »
  • Just a short boat ride from the dive operators of Moalboal, this island has a tremendous reef with masses of fish and corals in exceptional condition. The two dives were did here were both drifts due ...  more »
  • A short boat ride to the island's two sides of a fixed base, may be. In both cases, there is a small stream which helps your dive. There are plenty of places along the wall here we have seen the largest Spanish dancers (60-70 cm.), a variety of small fishes and corals are bigger too! Cebu Fun Divers-recommend!
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  • Beautiful corals and fishes but must be there when enough sunlight to see the true colors of the coral and fishes.
  • Fantastic dive spot, with crystal clear waters and an abundance of marine life. Could not recommend it enough.
  • Blue, clear waters. Lots of corals and fishes. Sardine run is awesome.
  • Roam around, you will get a really nice Taiwanese experience
  • 5 START, it really is a good diving sites, different species of color full fish and colors, the water so clear. Will go back there again. I really love this place.

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