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Diving in Moalboal

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When to go to Moalboal

It is possible to dive all year round, but the best time to come here is from December to June. Coldest month is January and warmest month is May. The average air temperature is 30C/86F. The water temperature ranges from 27C/80F to 30C/86F. The water visibility stays within 10m/33ft to 40m/131ft range.


What to see

Divers will be pleasantly surprised with an unbelievable variety of corals, scorpion fish, sweetlips, puffer fish, titan trigger fish, turtles, nudibranchs, shrimps, leaf fish, harlequin, ghost pipefish, napoleon fish, bump-head parrotfish, white tip shark, frog fish, lion fish, barracudas, octopus, moray eels, tuna and snappers.


Most popular dive sites 

The best dive sites are Tongo pointKasai PointPescador IslandSunken IslandThe House Reef. The depth varies, depending of the dive site. Pescador Island, about 3 km off the coast, is the most popular dive spot. The structure of the reef that follows the entire coast line has made the place ideal for scuba diving, snorkeling and free diving. Divers can enjoy easy access to the reef since the drop off is shallow and close to shore but then drops down to 40m/131ft.

Scuba diving in Moalboal

Moalboal is a fourth class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. It is a small town and is about 90km or two and a half hours drive from Cebu City where the closest airport is located. Moalboal has developed a tourism industry based on recreational diving and beaches. It is easily reached by road from Cebu and then a short journey by trike to Panagsama Beach. In Moalboal most tourists stay at either Panagsama Beach (Basdiot) or White beach (Basdako). White Beach is known for its fine sand and crystal clear water. There is plenty of accommodations near either beach, although Panagsama has the most bars and restaurants. Panagsama was originally a small fishing village and has now developed into a tourist destination. It is home to some splendid marine life including colorful corals, anemone, sponges and reef fish. The reefs along the west coast of the Copton Peninsula are home to a great variety of marine life, from very small nudibranchs to very big whale sharks. Moalboal, thankfully, is spared from dynamite fishing and the corals are some of the best in the world. There are many dive sites which are great for novice as well as experienced divers. 

Dive centers in Moalboal

  • 10.00
    Excellent 2 reviews
    • Surcharge Nitrox
    • Not required Transferfrom recommended hotels
    • PADI
  • Dive College

    Dive Center is located in Dolphin House Resort-SPA-Diving

    4.33 km away
    • Free Nitrox
    • Not required Transferfrom recommended hotels
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