With 23 dive sites surrounding tiny Siquijor, the island is a haven for divers. These sites are filled with healthy corals and plentiful macro making both day and night dives a game of treasure hunting. With dives to suit every level and plentiful above the water activities, Siquijor is the perfect choice for a Filipino dive vacation.
Paliton Wall is a lively dive site that drops from just 22 feet (7 meters) to over 130 feet (40 meters) deep. The wall is covered in soft corals and fans and offers a large overhang and cave. Visibility here is usually fantastic. Residents include giant frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish and spanish dancers.
Tonga Point is one of the more challenging dive sites on the island. Most of the time, the water is calm but on occasion the currents can be strong. The reef begins with a gentle slope to 40 feet (12 meters) followed by a drop-off to 215 feet (65 meters). Leather corals, soft corals, fans and sponges as well as colorful fire hydroids can be found here. At deeper depths, schools of barracuda, turtles and blue-spotted rays are occasionally seen.
Diving in Siquijor is sure to create vibrant memories of dive experiences that will forever be impossible to replicate.
Video by: Andrew Leighton