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Best Diving Destinations in Cebu
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in Cebu
Marigondon Cave Must see
Monad shoal Must see
- Top-50 dive sites of the world
- Cleaning station
- Thresher sharks
Talima Must see
Gato Island - The Cave Must see
- Gato Island
Lapus-Lapus Must see
- Coral garden
Lighthouse (Malapascua) Must see
Cebu Island is a long narrow island in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Blessed with year-round tropical weather, Cebu is fast becoming a favorite destination for divers looking for crystal clear water, extensive reef system, endless variety of macro subjects, shallow and deep reef dives, wrecks,caves with varying depths and walls that drop down to eternity. Essentially, diving in Cebu can be split into four main areas - Malapascua Island in the north, Mactan Island close to Cebu city off the east coast, Moalboal off the west and Sumilon in the south. The most popular diving destinations of the island is Mactan Island. Dive sites around Cebu Island suit all levels of experiences. Depth is averaging from 15-50m/50-165ft. Some of the sites are suitable for drift diving due to the strong current.
The most popular dive-sites of the Cebu Island are: Dona Marilyn, Pescador Island, Sunken Island, Monad Shoal/Shark Point, Marigondon Cave, Lapus-Lapus, White Tip Alley, Gato Island - The Cave and much more.
When to go to Cebu
Diving in Cebu is available year-round. The average annual temperature ranges between 24-32C/75-89F. The average water temperature ranges around 27-30C/80-86F with the water visibility ranging between 20-40m/65-130ft. Currents are mostly mild, but always present due to the tidal flow between the islands. In some areas, currents can be very strong.
What to see
The waters off The Cebu Island have a rich marine life, divers here can expect to see huge diversity of tropical fish, larger pelagic species, stony corals, soft corals, whip corals and huge sponges, turtles, hammerhead sharks and whale sharks.