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Pescador Island, Moalboal
(4.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I was amazed by the numerous kinds of marine species you can find in this little place. I have been to several snorkeling places in the Philippines and this is one heck of a place! I never saw so many...  more »
  • To take a boat out here from Panagsama Beach is easy and doesn't cost much. Snorkeling and/or diving here is absolutely incredible! The water is usually clear and the corals are wonderful. It is also possible to climb up on the small island and jump into the water from about 9 meters.
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  • We rented a private boat here, it was a bit pricey, 1500 pesos but I'm sure you could get cheaper. Lots of fish, not my favorite though. Here you can see: turtles, nemo fishes, mostly smaller fish act...  more »