Top 6 Dive Sites In Cebu, Philippines

Cebu, Philippines is an island province that is perfect for diving all year-round. The main island and the 167 surrounding islands and islets that form Cebu are perfect for divers who want to discover the underwater life in perfect diving conditions. While the visibility can vary from 15 to 40 meters, the tropical water temperature is always in a good range for diving.

Diving in Malapascua Island, Cebu

Diving in Malapascua Island, Cebu

The beautiful island located North from Cebu can be reached by boat and it is a delightful diving site, famous for the thresher sharks. Malapascua Island is considered a top diving destination by tourists from all over the world, the diving site allows divers to discover a wonderful underwater land, and the island fascinates everybody with its incredible beauty. While diving in Malapascua Island, tourists can also encounter huge Manta Rays, Devil Rays, Marble Rays, whale sharks and sea turtles.

Diving in Gato Island, Cebu

Diving in Gato Island, Cebu

Gato Island is an islet situated close to Malapascua Island and it is another great diving site for the variety of sea life that can be discovered by divers.  From sea snakes and frogfish to black-tip sharks, nudibranchs, blue ring octopus, bobtail squid, ghost shrimp, harlequin shrimp, sea stars, sea hares, xenon crabs and other sea creatures, visitors will have a great diving experience in Gato Island, Cebu.

Diving in Capitancillo Island, Cebu

Diving in Capitancillo Island, Cebu

Another island located in the north part of Cebu, Capitancillo Island has a wonderful diving site that has the maximum diving depth of the region. Besides the white tip sharks and grey reef sharks that live in the waters of Capitancillo Island, divers will also be able to admire colorful corals and a variety of reef fish species.

Diving in Kasantik, Cebu

Diving in Kasantik, Cebu

Experienced divers can have the diving expedition of their lives in Kansantik. This diving spot features an underwater mountain with the maximum depth of 50 meters. However, the visibility is usually up to 40 meters. The beautiful underwater mountain scenery is completed by soft whip corals and various species of fish including Moorish fish and snappers.

Diving in Mactan Island, Cebu

Diving in Mactan Island, Cebu

Located only a few kilometers away from the main island, Cebu, Mactan Island has many diving sites on the main island and the surrounding islets. These dive spots are perfect for those divers who love to explore underwater caves and admire numerous sea creatures. Tuna, surgeon fish, barracuda, batfish, lionfish, Moorish idols and various coral species like Tubastrea cup corals and Dendrophilia hard tree corals are just a few of the underwater creatures that can be admired in Mactan Island and the surrounding islets.

Diving in Pescador Island, Cebu

Diving in Pescador Island, Cebu

If you move your Cebu diving explorations on the western coast of Cebu, Pescador Island awaits for you with extremely deep waters that can reach up to 600 meters. The maximum visibility for diving is around 30-40 meters. Not very deep, but an unbelievable adventure that include swimming along thousands of sardines and discovering beautiful coral reefs, turtles and some other fish species including frogfish, sweet lips and lionfish.

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