Calanggaman Island

Malapascua, Cebu

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Dive Calanggaman Island

Calanggaman Island is the picture postcard desert island, actually chosen from over 7,000 islands to grace the cover of Jens Peters - the definitive Philippines Travel Guide.

Calangaman Island is palm trees and a pile of white sand surrounded by crystal clear water and steep walls dropping off into the blue. Vis is usually good and fish life is plentiful. Drop down the walls which are covered in hard corals and gorgonian fans and inhabited by many varieties of fish. Look for pelagics out in the blue including sharks, rays, tuna and barracuda, or unusual fish like clown triggers on the wall. You can also see many critters including nudibranchs, crabs and shrimp. As you come back along the top of the wall, look for fields of garden eels, and large patches of hammerhead nudis which always seem to be mating! You can often find the beautiful white mushroom coral pipefish, ornate ghost pipefish and candy crabs as well as the very special Denise Pygmy seahorse which is currently in residence.

Dolphins are often seen on the way there or back.

Seahorse MalapascuaOften we will stop on the island for a beach barbeque during our surface interval and overnight stays can also be arranged.

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