Pescador Island, Moalboal

4.5
#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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  • I did a dive at pescador Island and had an opportunity to see the beautiful colour reef and beautiful marine life, one of the best dive sites at moalboal.  more »
  • The coral still healthy, the best place for divers who love macro photography. There are variety of fishes and other sea life, such as shrimp, frogfishes, octopus, nudibranch, and so many other cute t...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite dive sites in Moalboal. Lots of life here. Look for frogfish and don’t miss the cave. Can be strong current sometimes.  more »
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  • An amazing dive spot! Crystal clear water and the corals are in good health and color. At the south side there are is lot of fish! Very nice to see is the Cathedral cave. For sure you will see the frog fish and with a little luck you will see the white tip shark.
  • You can snorkel to see the fishes, turtles and lively corals. Sardines are over on Panagsama beach.
  • 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.
  • Roam around, you will get a really nice Taiwanese experience
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