One of the best reef diving locations in the Visayas is Moalboal, Philippines, and one of the most stunning dive sites is Pescador Island. The reefs on the tiny island gently slope downwards, with soft coral covering the first 5 to 10 meters offshore before abruptly dropping to 40 meters offshore, forming a hard reef wall.
The reefs of Pescador Island are home to hundreds, if not thousands, of different fish species. It is for this reason that adventure trips to Pescador Island are popular among both locals and visitors.
When we say there’s a lot to explore around the Cebu province, we seriously mean, a lot. Even most Cebu residents have not roamed around the province yet — but that’s what makes it even more exciting. We always have something to look forward to every time we are free for a getaway with our family and friends, without the need to fly out from the city. And there’s this one place in Cebu where you can make the most out of your one-day trip.
Moalboal island hopping tours usually cover all the aforementioned attractions: Pescador Island + Sardine Run + Turtle Point + Basdaku Beach.
Environmental fee: ₱100 per person (island hopping)
Bus fare: ₱120 per person (one-way)
Boat fare: ~₱500 per person for “joiners” (roundtrip, estimated only) / Private boat costs at ₱2,500-5,000 (depends on how many you are)
Tent: ₱100 per tent (bring your own tent)
Boat Capacity and Boat Rates for Island Hopping:
1 to 4 pax: Php 2,500
5 to 6 pax: Php 3,000
7 to 8 pax: Php 3,500
9 to 10 pax: Php 4,000
11 to 12 pax: Php 5,000
Please note that Php 100 Environmental User’s Fee (EUF) shall be charged per person on top of the boat rates.
It takes about 3.5 hours by car from the city of Cebu to Moalboal. There is public transportation, or you can choose to charter. Our choice is to report in the city of Cebu. The coral layer of
Pescador Island is very shallow and shallow, generally about 2 to 3 meters deep, and many corals and even snorkeling can be encountered. If you are a free diver, it is recommended to go to the edge of the fault, where you can dive deeper and have more biological species. Of course, be careful of the cliff layer on the back of the island, where there is a stream.
Sneak into the sea, the colorful underwater world is amazing, and sometimes even admire these free sea creatures between coral reefs, life is so simple. The
Panagsama beach is on the main island of Moalboal, with numerous diving centres, restaurants and restaurants, bars and shops on the coast.
There is no surprise from the sea. But if you swim 10 meters from the shore to the ocean and then sneak your head under the sea, you will be amazed.
The first time I saw the sardine storm was very shocking. I thought it was only in the BBC documentary. I didnt expect to jump off the boat. I was surrounded by sardines. Its hundreds of millions, its impossible to count. Whats more, They changed their formations in groups, and it felt like someone was commanding at the moment, and countless beams of light flashed on the bottom of the sea, and the beautiful could not speak.