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Pescador Island, Moalboal

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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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  • It is easily reached by boat from the hotel. A good place for scuba diving and for snorkelling. A rich and varied fauna. Swarms of sardines have moved from here, closer to the shore, but the dive is still interesting.
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  • What was originally planned as Asian tour to celebrate our birthday month ended up in Cebu. And am glad it did. On our second day, the tour guides from Denz Kawasan Canyoneering brought us to skin-div...  more »
  • I visited this island while diving with Ganga divers of Sampaguita resort. There are some of the best dive sites in Moalboal, but the place was not too crowded either. It's easy to reach with diveboat...  more »