Pescador Island, Moalboal

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#3 of 39 in Nature 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. Use our Moalboal itinerary builder to add Pescador Island and other attractions to your Moalboal vacation plans.
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  • August 17, 2017
    First-rate snorkeling and diving spot. We were six persons, visited in approximately three hours three spots and rented a boat and crew for €40. There were countless fish, claws and sea turtles to discover.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Just amazing diving best I've seen in the Philippines, so many corals of every variety, more marine fish than I've ever seen in one dive location. Stayed at Quo Vadis dive resort, the oldest resort to...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Very beautifull dive, but can be a lot of changing currents, up, down with and against in 30 seconds!  more »

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The main town of Moalboal lies as the foot of the National Highway, but this urban area isn't really what tourists, tour operators, and travel agents mean when they say Moalboal. The area where the vast majority of visitors stay lies just to the west, along Panagsama Road. This west coast area has a couple of clusters of accommodations, located next to the two main beaches. Ranging from hostels and guesthouses fit for all-action backpackers and divers, to luxury resorts catering to pampered spa-goers, this part of Moalboal caters to the whole spectrum of sea-loving tourists.
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