The Vanishing Island in Samal
A small island located in Barangay Tambo, Island Garden City of Samal is called the Vanishing Island because it really does vanish when the tide gets high. It is one of the reasons why visitors flock Samal Island, Davao del Norte.
The island has been urbanized by nearby establishments. Mangrove trees have also been selected and planted on the island. The sea bed is grassy and sandy below. You can reach the Island of course by first getting to Samal Island itself since Vanishing Island is seen and is a part of it. Aside from Pearl Farm and Bluejaz, Vanishing Island is also one of the finest places to spend summer with family, friends and fellow workers. It is also a excellent spot for kids to do snorkeling and beach combing.
If you find your stay to have been very quick, worry not because there is a cottage just right in the middle section of the island so you can really stay there for as long as you want because it cannot be reached by the tides for the fact that it has been elevated. Yet, most people who visit there are cautious to stay knowing that the tides could rise in a short time. But the great news is, if you're more of a journey seeker, then you can definitely prolong your stay because Vanishing Island is in fact a great place for snorkeling, swimming, diving and other sorts of underwater adventures. The view underwater is astonishing; you can see numerous sea creatures, seashells, the sea bed, and many other amazing views only an underwater environment could let you see. You need not to be an expert to enjoy the dive site.
The Vanishing Island is a few minutes away from Tambo, Babak, Island Garden City of Samal, province of Davao del Norte.
How to get there
There are flights from Manila to Davao del Norte daily and the flight takes about an hour or so. Once there. board a boat just ride a boat to Samal Island, then a short bike ride, then another boat to reach the Vanishing Island.