Cebu’s Finest Diving Spot: Pescador Island of Moalboal
Located in the Tañon strait, Pescador Island is a must-see destination. It is just a few kilometers from the western coast of Cebu island in the Philippines and administered by the municipality of Moalboal, Cebu. The abundance of fish living on the surrounding coral reef attracts divers making it a hot recreational diving spot in Cebu.Different types of fish can be found around Pescador Island, and the unusual scene that can be found underwater is the large school of sardines that contributes to the island’s popularity among recreational diver. People who already explored the island consider it as a paradise for it also boasts untouched coral reefs.
There are three diving spots in the island: The first one is the Gorgonian Colors, it is where divers can discover hard corals with schools of small fishes. There is a great abundance of gorgonian coral between ten (10) to twenty five (5) meters. This is a great area to see lionfishes.Next is the Cathedral, it is a large hole that looks like a grotto that begins at fifteen (15) meters which ends at thirty-four (34) meters. Inside it is a small cave that starts at eighteen (18) meters and goes up to seven (7) meters. It is a great spot to see many squirrel fishes.
Pescador Island is indeed a great haven for divers and it’s even considered as one of the best diving spots in the Philippines. Diving here is definitely worth it.
From Manila, you can take a direct flight going to Cebu City. Upon reaching the airport, hire a cab and tell the driver to take you to South Bus Terminal. Ride a bus bound for Moalboal. The travel time is approximately 2.5 hours. From the town proper, you can hire a motor cab going to Panagsama Beach. From there, Pescador Island is just a ten minute boat ride.