Dive in Cebu


    Langilan Cebu, Philippines

    Reef top with many soft corals, hard corals.We find turtles, big puffer fishes, nudybranches and sometimes rays =)

    Pescador Island Moalboal, Philippines

    Pescador island is a marine sanctuary. You can dive several times here, best is the S part. There is a steep wall with a cave named cathedral in the NW side.The major attraction at this island is the resident schools of sardines that must number in the tens of thousands. These small fish attract…

    Nunez Shoal Malapascua, Philippines

    A stunning wall dive, Nunez Shoal hosts a wide variety of life. As you approach the wall and drop off, look ahead into the sandy areas for groups of garden eels. As you drop over the wall, look out into the blue for pelagics such as eagle rays and sharks, and along the wall you can spot white eyed…

    Calanggaman Island Malapascua, Philippines

    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…
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    Monad Shoal/Shark Point Malapascua, Philippines

    Monad Shoal is an underwater island onthe edge of a 200m drop off, and is famous as the only place in theworld where thresher sharks can be seen everyday. This place has acleaning station for pelagic. Giant manta rays are also a common sightyear round. The shoal attracts other pelagics such as devil…

    Gato Island - The Cave Malapascua, Philippines

    This L shape cave is really great. The Cave, or more accurately, "The Tunnel". Journey underneath Gato Island and come out the other side! This 30m tunnel houses all the usual cave dwellers: many types of crab big and small, lobsters and cardinal fish. You should also encounter some large puffer…

    Agus Cebu, Philippines

    Airport Point Cebu, Philippines

    The plane wreck has been set here in 1998. Nice second dive.

    Antina Point Cebu, Philippines

    Take care of the strong currents that may occurs in this dive site!

    Badian Island West Cebu, Philippines

    Bas Coral Cebu, Philippines

    Current may be strong sometimes... Take care!

    Bas Diot Cebu, Philippines

    Blue Hole Cebu, Philippines


    Capitancillo Island Cebu, Philippines

    Very nice wall running from 30m to 50m deep; with large gorgonian fans, puffer fishes and schools of fusiliers.

    Climaco Cebu, Philippines

    Copton point Cebu, Philippines

    THere is an airplane at 20m deep, just at the wall edge.

    Coral Reef Cebu, Philippines

    Similar as Agus dive site.

    Costa Bella Cebu, Philippines

    Interesting stuffs between 10m and 20m.

    Dolphin House Cebu, Philippines

    Hadsan Cebu, Philippines

    Hilutungan Island Cebu, Philippines

    This is the best dive of Mactan area. Don't miss it!

    Kasai Point Cebu, Philippines

    Kimut Shoal Cebu, Philippines

    This is a very small shoal, lost in the sea. Kimut Shoal is for me better than Monad cos smaller and with less divers.Marine life is great and you probably see Thresher Sharks ! Top of the shoal is 15m deep. Pelagic fishes can be seen there.

    Kon-Tiki Cebu, Philippines

    Very nive corals at 10m deep. Wall is great. For all divers. Biodiversity is great! Watchout for Frogfish, Mandarin fish, Ghostpipe fish, Blue ring octo etc.

    Ludo Cebu, Philippines

    Similar as Kon-Tiki.

    Luisan Shoal Cebu, Philippines

    Mar y cielo Cebu, Philippines

    Maria Elena Cebu, Philippines

    Great site for Macro-photography.

    Marigondon Cave Cebu, Philippines

    Cave entrance is 30-38m deep. The cave is 40m long. Need a torch to penetrate the cave.A little North West of the cave it looks flat at 45 meters. Swim out appx 50 meters and there is a new drop off that goes straight down to 72 meters!

    Marine Station Cebu, Philippines


    Nalusuan Island Cebu, Philippines

    Oakita Maru Cebu, Philippines

    This wreck, just off Malapascua, is variously called the 'Pioneer' (it isn't) and the 'Unknown Maru'. Terry Dukes found a reference to a Japanese Personnel Carrier, 'AP Oakita Maru' sunk on 12th September 1944 at coordinates close to the wreck site (N 11-21; E 124-07 reference The Official…

    Ormoc Shoal Cebu, Philippines

    Far from the common hotels. This sandy plateau has great corals (tubastrea coral, acropora, montipora and digitala).

    Parker Cebu, Philippines


    Sampaguita Cebu, Philippines

    Sanctuary Cebu, Philippines

    As far as I know, this dive site is still FORBIDDEN !

    Santa Maria Cebu, Philippines

    Look for garden eels at the 20m sandy floor.

    Shangri-La House Reef Cebu, Philippines

    A classic dive of Mactan island. Ghost pipefish can be seen there.

    Sumilon Island Cebu, Philippines

    Many small caves, nice dive.

    Sunken island Cebu, Philippines

    This site is well known for its large fish shoals, sponges and gorgonians. Lot of Lion Fishes are on the S side. A must!

    Talisay Wall Cebu, Philippines

    Tambuli Cebu, Philippines

    There is a small airplane at the end of the slope (22m deep), surrounded by truck tires.

    Tauma Cebu, Philippines

    Tingo Point Cebu, Philippines

    There are many chances to see Thresher Sharks in the morning.

    Tongo point Cebu, Philippines

    Turtles are often seen at Tongo point

    Tuble Reef Cebu, Philippines

    Nice dive site for second dive.There is small caves at 27-30m deep.

    Whale Rock Cebu, Philippines

    White beach Cebu, Philippines

    The Mogami Maru Cebu, Philippines

    The Mogami Maru is a Japanese fishing trawlor refitted for combat in WWII. Sunk in 1944, probably from aerial attack, the 50m wreck lies upright on her keel. The wreck is home to many genuine artifacts of the crew who died with her. It is a technical dive only and should not be attempted on a single…

    'Tapilon' Wreck Cebu, Philippines

    The 'Tapilon' is a WWII Japanese wreck nicknamed after a nearby town. Sunk in battle in 1944 the wreck is badly damaged however artifacts continue to reveal themselves. Old artillery shells still scatter the site as well as quirky remnants such as war era telephones, Japanese Navy footwear and…

    Macklin's Mound Cebu, Philippines

    Macklin's Mound is a deep cleaning station located on the southern walls of Monad Shoal off Malapascua Island. KNown only to Evolution Resort this pinnacle is one of the best spots for technical divers to see Thresher Sharks. The mound is at 45 metres and is home to many reef fish and the all…

    Bannerfish Point Cebu, Philippines

    Bannerfish Point is named after the hundreds of Bannerfish that patrol this section of wall. The site is also home to many varieties of reef fish including Boxfish, Red Tooth Triggerfish, Titan Triggerfish as well as Pelagics like Trevally, Tuna and Spanish mackerel. Thresher Shark, White Tips and…

    Two Holes Cebu, Philippines

    Two Holes is named after the two swim throughs in the plateau top of Monad Shoal. Two Holes is a known cleaning station frequented by Thresher Sharks and Devil Rays at dawn. It is also an excellent big fosh dive with resident white tips, groupers and sweetlips always hanging around. For technical…

    Panagsama Beach Moalboal, Philippines

    Dive site in in front of the two warfs and the jetty.

    Moalboal Bay Moalboal, Philippines

    This is a great muck dive in shallow water (max 4 m) which is best reached by boat. This is a great site to find fish species found on no other sites around Moalboal. Night dives are especially good for exploring the sandy bottom andoccasionalcoral outcrops.Expect to find start gazers, porcupine…

    Goby Point Moalboal, Philippines

    Sandy bottom, the most critters like Goby's, Pegasus, Stargazer, Snakes, Shrimp Eye Goby's ... you can find around the rocks. A perfect dive site for night Dives and Photograpers. The drop off is a slopy wall where you can also find lots of nice makro to catch with your camera

    ab-jay wall Mactan, Philippines

    everybody can enjoy this wall from beginner to pro. close from our dive center.

    Talima, Cebu, Philippines Mactan, Philippines

    A marine sanctuary

    San Vicente Mactan, Philippines

    Wall dive

    Chocolate Island Malapascua, Philippines

    Chocolate Island is a beautiful shallow dive site and a macro photographer’s delight. The healthy soft coral is home to a large variety of life: sea snakes, snake eels, moray eels, cuttlefish (including flamboyants), seamoths (Pegasus), large crabs and juvenile batfish. Macro includes nudibranchs,…

    Dona Marilyn Wreck Malapascua, Philippines

    The Dona Marilyn was a Cebu-Manila passenger ferry that sank in a typhoon over 20 years ago. It was a huge disaster and many people lost their lives. The wreck is around 100m long, and now lying on its starboard side, amazingly still all in one piece. Long lost fishing nets encrusted in coral are…

    Gato Island - Houseguard reef Malapascua, Philippines

    Drop down to 24m to find the extremely rare pygmy seahorse, both pink and yellow as well as spider crabs and cowries. Then work your way back along a wall where you can find lionfish and many nudibranchs, including the beautiful spanish dancers, up to 30cm long. Painted frogfish are often in…

    Gato Island - The Wall Malapascua, Philippines

    Large boulders and a very nice small wall close to the island.

    Gato Island - West Malapascua, Philippines

    Pygmee seahorse, sea snakes, gorgonians and black corals... A very nice dive.

    Lapus Lapus Malapascua, Philippines

    Lapus Lapus Island has some of the most spectacular coral growth we have ever seen. There is a huge variety of soft and hard coral, in pristine condition. Other marine life includes giant frogfish, painted frogfish, smashing mantis shrimp, various sweetlips, cuttlefish and lionfish. There are many…

    Lighthouse Malapascua, Philippines

    There are few places in the world where you can see mandarinfish. And even better in Malapascua, Thresher Diver's famous "Randy Mandy" dive will give you mating mandarinfish in their full glory! In the late afternoon we dive Lighthouse, where the rare and psychedelic mandarin fish are virtually…

    Maria's point Malapascua, Philippines

    Great diving because of the strong currents here. Clear waters, good corals and an excellent variety of life. For advanced divers only.

    Pioneer Wreck Malapascua, Philippines

    Torch is strongly recommended, as well as a serious deep dive experience! Because it is so deep, this Japanese World War II wreck is still in great condition. It was a gunboat in the war, and as you descend, you will see the guns pointing upwards towards you! It is about 60m long, in the upright…

    Taplion Wreck Malapascua, Philippines

    The 'Taplion' Wreck, is an unidentified World War II Japanese cargo carrier, named for the nearby town on the mainland. The boat was hit by torpedoes and although it lies in several sections, it is still recognizable as a vessel. There is an abundance of life on this wreck and it is covered in…
    Arriving at Gato Island

    Gato Island Malapascua, Philippines

    Gato Island is one of our most famous dive sites. TSD's famous saying is that "You come to Malapascua to see the thresher sharks, but you leave remembering Gato". Gato is a marine reserve and sea snake sanctuary. It has at least five dive sites with a huge diversity of marine life. We are constantly…

    Gato Island: White Tip Alley Malapascua, Philippines

    You are 95% guaranteed to find whitetip sharks sleeping under rocks, and if you are lucky you will see them circling. They grown to huge sizes - sometimes over 2 meters. Other life here includes banded boxer shrimp, nudis, seahorses and scorpion fish, spider crabs, frogfish, lionfish and whip coral…

    Gato Island: Nudibranch City Malapascua, Philippines

    As the name implies, we find nudibranchs galore at this site. Also around are lots of hermit crabs and scorpion fish.

    Gato Island: Cathedral Malapascua, Philippines

    Explore some of the more amazing rock formations around Gato, including the stunning Cathedral rock. This is a great place to see sharks - we have seen as many as 15 whitetips circling. It is also possible to see blue-spotted rays.

    North Point Malapascua, Philippines

    Beautiful soft coral and varied marine life including frogfish of different colors, fire urchin hikers specially zebra crabs, candy crabs, and nudibranchs. Great macro. An amazing hangover (see left) could easily keep you busy for the whole dive.

    North Wall Malapascua, Philippines

    This is a short wall at 24m, about 10m long by 6m high. Its nooks and crannies hide a wide variety of life including giant frogfish and nudibranchs. After investigating the wall, swim out from the wall into a sandy area which is home to a field of sea pens and many other critters, then let yourself…

    Bugtong Bato Malapascua, Philippines

    Bugtong Bato is an underwater pinnacle, very near Malapascua. There is a large school of batfish is residence as well as squid, mackerel, nudis, scorpionfish, lionfish, zebra crabs and whip coral shrimp.

    Quiliano Malapascua, Philippines

    A beautiful site with better than average visibility and fish life, soft corals, spearing mantis shrimp, pygmy sea horses and a lot of macro.

    Deep Rock Malapascua, Philippines

    Deep rock is 5 minutes from Malapascua. It starts at 5 meters and slopes down to 22m. It has frogfish, nudis, pygmy seahorse, robust ghost pipefish, juvenile batfish, harlequin sweetlips, spotted leather coral cowries and and bigger black cowries.

    Bantigi Malapascua, Philippines

    This is a great muck dive - some divers have told us that Bantigi is even better than Lembeh!. It starts as a shallow reef that turns into a sandy bottom at around 12m where you can find all kinds of unusual creatures. There are goby and shrimp living together in holes everywhere and the tiny rocks…

    Kimud Shoal Malapascua, Philippines

    Kimud Shoal is a sunken island. The top of the island lies at 12-16m, and the steep sides drop off to 200m+. Its main attraction is the school of up to 200 hammerheads, which can usually be seen regularly between December and May, and occasionally through the rest of the year.Hammerheads are more…

    Shore Diving Malapascua, Philippines

    Evolution's House Reef Malapascua, Philippines

    Our very own house reef is one of the best muck dives in the country. Just 3 minutes from our beach front is an incredible array of macro delights. Here we repeatedly see pairs of Crinoid Squat Lobsters and Imperial Shrimps. At dusk dozens of Bobtail Squid appear. Coconut Vein Octopi are regulars…

    Lighthouse Wreck Malapascua, Philippines

    The wreck at Lighthouse was a Japanese World War II landing craft. It was bombed just before landing with a large shipment of cement destined for a gun emplacement. The wreck is in very shallow water - 3m average - and is broken up with the hull in two pieces. The rocks that you will see are…