Dive Sites

Flexible Dive Options

  • Local Dives at 9, 11, 2pm, and 4pm (night dives available every day)
  • Choice of dive site each time (talk to our guides about where you want to go and what you want to see)
  • Small groups (no more than 8 people)
  • Most dive spots within fifteen minutes of the resort
  • Private dives available

Dive Difficulty Rating

The following scale is a rough gauge of the difficulty of our dive sites. Factors include, visibility and current strength. It is not definite as these conditions change daily.

  • Easy, including beginners
  • Intermediate, good buoyancy required
  • Adventurous – able Advanced divers with significant experience
  • Technical or deep diver training recommended

  1. Ronda Bay
  2. Marine Sanctuary
  3. Copton Point
  4. Fish Feeding
  5. White Beach
  6. Dolphin House
  7. Tuble Point
  8. Kasai Wall
  9. Panagsama Reef
  10. Talisay Wall
  11. Tongo Point
  12. Sampaguita
  13. Cathedral Cave
  14. Pescador East
  15. Pescador West
  16. Balabagon
  17. Badian Island
  18. Lambug Beach
  19. Sunken Island

1. Ronda Bay

This dive site is good for beginners and for those who want to find unusual marine life. The dive starts with a sandy slope from 3 to 20 m and can be continued alongside a wall starting at 20m going down to 40m. On the sand, you will find Garden eels, small Anemones and lots of small Nudibranchs. This site is great for macro.

Type: Slope and wall dive
Depth: 3-40m
Ability Level:
Travel Time: 25 minutes

2. Marine Sanctuary

One of the first sanctuaries in the area.

The main attraction here are the gigantic Sea Fans found at a depth below 20-25 meters. Among the fans, you can find a lot of Lionfish and, if you are lucky, a Long-nose Hawkfish.

You can also come across shoals of fish like Jacks, Surgeonfish, Anthias and Pickhandle Barracudas Sometimes you can see the big Napoleon Wrasses.

The current here can sometimes be hard at the top of the reef.

Type: Slope and wall dive
Depth: 3-35 m
Ability Level:
Travel Time: 20 minutes

3. Copton Point

Here, on a sandy plateau, at 20-23 metres depth, lies a small airplane waiting for your discovery! It was an old post transporter and was put here as a dive attraction in 1993.

There is a mooring buoy right by the plane’s tail for a direct descent. A descent can also be done along the sandy slope from the top of the reef.

The airplane is home to some Shrimps and,  in the sand around it, Garden Eels periodically poke out of of their holes.

After the visit to the plane, a lot is left to be discovered along the sandy slope – Mantis shrimps, Turtles, Pygmy Seahorses and Big Sea Fans. On the shallow part, between all the Staghorn corals and Table corals, you will find lots of Anenome Fish and beautiful Batfish.

Type: Wreck and plateau dive
Depth: 3-50 m
Ability Level:
Advanced is preferred if you want to explore the airplane at 23meters.
Travel Time: 15 minutes

4. Fish Feeding

This is one of our personal favourite spots in the area. This is a place where fish feeding used to be permitted. However, the fishes are pretty much used with all the previous feeding frenzy and will still get close to the divers. The guide will show you were the fish feeding area is, at a depth of 20-23 m. If you sit down and grab some sand they will come to you. The sand in this spot is also home to huge groups of Spaghetti Garden Eels.

The site is filled with shoals of Red Tooth Triggerfish, Damselfish, Bannerfish, Lionfish, Anenomeish and, in some instances, the small Cleanerfish will ‘clean’ your fingers.

Sometimes the current can be strong in this dive site.

Type: Wall and sandy slope dive
Depth: 3-30 m
Ability Level:
Travel Time: 13 minutes

5. White Beach

You will find this wall dive right outside the beautiful sandy white beach. The corals on the north part of the dive site are in very good shape. At the top reef , you will find big table corals, staghorns and lots of small fish. Turtles often roam the site and shoals of the Pickhandle barracudas are often seen near the surface.

Make sure you have a look in all the different anenomes covering the site. Besides all the anenome fish, you can also find small shrimps and Porcelain Crabs living among the stinging tentacles.

The White Beach, as you can tell from its name, is covered with a lot of sand. This is thanks to all the Parrotfish which you can see a lot of in many different colour variations. Also the sand is home to the couple Goby and the shrimp, two different species that share a special bond living their lives together in the same hole.

Type: Wall dive
Depth: 3-30 m
Ability Level: Great for snorkelling.
Travel Time: 10 minutes

6. Dolphin House

Regardless of the name there are very seldom dolphins in this site. In our opinion the dive site should instead be called Turtle House due to the many Turtles that are seen here. Most of the Turtles in the area are Green Turtles which can grow to weigh almost half a ton.

The site is home to big shoals of Anthias and is filled with soft corals, especially pink leafy ones, and here is where the Turtles eat alongside the wall. Make sure you have a look in the different holes where you are likely to find a turtle having a nap.

You are also likely to see Parrotfish, Catfish. Squids appear occasionally.

Type: Wall dive
Depth: 3-35 m
Ability Level: Great for snorkelling.
Travel Time: 7 minutes

7. Tuble Point

This is one of the marine sanctuaries in the area that is now on the recovery and a huge number of Turtles have made the site their home.

A dive site with lots of macro marine life in the cracks on the wall. Don’t miss checking out the very special vertical wall cuts and canyons.

You often see big Garfish swimming near the surface. The closeness of Kasai village makes this site good for late afternoon boat dives. You can dive all the way to the house reef.

Type: Wall dive
Depth: 4-30 m
Ability Level: Great for snorkelling.
Travel Time: 2 minutes

8. Kasai Wall

You will find a variety of marine life on our house reef — everything from small Damsel fishes to big Green Turtles. Here, you will also find both soft and hard corals. At the Staghorn corals, you can find the colourful and shy Mandarin fish.

The reef in Moalboal is very famous so visiting boats are in abundance. Divers and visitors alike are are usually able to see  Barracudas, Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Lionfish, Hawkfish, Nudibranch, Pygmy Seahorse, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Batfish. On rare occasions, whale sharks make an appearance.

Prior to diving, you can spend some time at the  sandy area where you can observe schools of fish. The wall consists of small caves, impressing overhangs at a depth of about 25 m and cracks running all the way from the top of the reef until 40 m. It’s a good idea to bring a dive light when you go there because the Comet, a very beautiful fish, can be found in the small caves. It is named so because its pattern resembles that of the night sky.

At night,  the wall becomes a haven for Shrimps, Crabs and other nocturnal creatures.

Type: Wall dive
Depth: 3-37 m
Ability Level: Great for snorkelling.
Travel Time: Walking distance

9. Panagsama Reef

As the name implies, this site is just outside the Panagsama beach walk. Years of throwing anchors have caused changes to the reef and the coral is not what it once was. A new law has been passed makings anchor throwing illegal in the area in an effort to restore the reef’s natural beauty.  The reef still offers many awesome views and is a good site for beginners.

The dive starts with a steep slope going down to 40 m and you will see small caves along the wall. You can see the special Twin spotted Gobies, poisonous Scorpion fishes, Moray Eels and lots of Turtles.

If you are lucky, you will see thousands of Sardines in a shoal being hunted by the Tunas and the Jacks.

Type: Wall dive
Depth: 3-30 m
Ability Level:
Travel Time: 8 minutes

10. Talisay Wall

This site offers a lot of variety. There is a large number of Mandarin fish hiding in the Staghorn corals on the shallow part . If you dive here in late afternoon,  chances of seeing the Mandarin fish are very high.

Shaded Batfish is almost always around the mooring line when you descend. You will most likely see shoals of Mackarell and Barracudas as well as Turtles and the Yellow Margin Triggerfish. There are many Elephant Ear corals scattered along the walls and plateaus.

The Ornate Ghost Pipefish is sometimes seen here.

Type: Wall and plateau dive
Depth: 3-30 m
Ability Level: Perfect site for snorkelling.
Travel Time: 10 minutes

11. Tongo Point

The dive is along a steep wall going down to endless depths. Cracks, ravines, small caves and some swimthrough caves are what make this dive really interesting and exciting. A lot of different fish live inside the caves so be sure to bring a dive light to have a look.

Along the wall there are also some big Branching corals with shoals of Razorfish hanging out around them. Turtles are also frequently seen here.

Type: Wall dive
Depth: 3-30 m
Ability Level:
Travel Time: 15 minutes

12. Sampaguita

Wall, sandy slopes, small caves and plateaus make this dive very varied. On the sandy parts of the reef,  there are lots of  Goby and shrimp working together to build their homes. In the small caves, you can look for the Comet fish and the Moray Eels that hide between the cracks. Look out for lots of big Groupers, different types of Triggerfish and huge shoals of Barracudas.

If you are lucky, you can find the very tiny Pygmy Seahorse living on the branches of  small Sea Fans.

This site is almost always sheltered from the wind which makes it a nice and relaxing dive.

Type: Wall and plateau dive
Depth: 3-40 m
Ability Level:
Travel Time: 20 minutes

13. Cathedral Cave

On the Northwest side of the island, right below the mooring line, there is a ‘chimney’ starting at 37meters and exiting at 22 m and 15-18 m. Entering the cave and looking out, you will see what is claimed to resemble the Phantom himself – the holes make out the eyes and the mouth! To get the most out of this site, it should be dived in the afternoon so that light enters the cave.

The Frogfish is common here as well as shoals of big Midnight Snappers, Barracudas, Tunas and Jacks. Along the wall are lots of overhangs where you can see various kinds of fish life, like the Lionfish, Clownfish and Pufferfish.

Sometimes there can be current present.

Openwater divers can also enjoy the top of the Cathedral

Type: Cavern and wall dive
Depth: 5-40 m
Ability Level:
Travel Time: 20 minutes

14. Pescador East

If you dive here, especially early in the morning, you are in for a real treat! The topography here is great! You start from the shallow plateau part in the south where you have a good chance to see Frogfish, Moray Eels and Seasnakes. You then swim over the drop-off and descend along the steep wall, filled with soft corals which goes down to hundreds of metres of depth.

In the middle of the dive, there is a large sandy slope which is home to Moray eels, Octopuses and four different kinds of Anenomefish next to each other.

Make sure to look down below as there’s a big chance of seeing Whitetip Reef Sharks cruising by in the deep. Greater possibility to see these sharks are at night when they come out to hunt. Don’t miss a nightdive at Pescador Island!

The current can be strong here and sometimes unpredictable for inexperienced divers.

Type: Wall and platue dive
Depth: 5-40 m
Ability Level:
Travel Time: 20 minutes

15. Pescador West

This side is often called THE walldive and is considered by many to be one of the best dive sites in the Philippines. You will start the dive at the plateau in the south and along the steep wall you will be in the middle of huge shoals of fish darting around to avoid predators like the Great Barracuda and Jacks. You will see Midnight Snappers, Flutemouths, Shoals of Snappers and heaps more.

If you are lucky, you will see a giant Frogfish hanging out on a sponge along the wall waiting patiently for a victim to swim close enough to be swallowed whole.

In the middle of the dive, you can visit a small cave where the Comet fish hide in the dark and you can see plenty of the Yellow Trumpetfish.

Sometimes the current can be strong here, but almost always in the direction that you are diving. This means that the driftdiving here is awesome!

Type: Wall dive
Depth: 5-40 m
Ability Level:
Travel Time: 20 minutes

16. Balabagon

This site we use when you are all ‘dived up’ on wall dives. Here you will find sandy slopes with coral blocks scattered all over. Sometimes you can find sleeping Turtles here and there is almost always a couple of different Nudibranchs around. Sea snakes and Sea Cucumbers are frequently seen. This is a good site for beginners due to the sandy parts.

Type: Flatbottom dive with a couple of walls.
Depth: 5-25 m
Ability Level:
Travel Time: 30 minutes

17. Badian Island

Walldive that starts at only 1 m at low tide and goes down to approximately 28 meters. All along the wall there are plateaus with Sea Fans and Branching corals attached to them. There is an enormous Frogfish hanging around, and a big shoal of Snappers is roaming the site. There are no buoys here because this site is not part of Moalboal – so when diving here, we use a surface marker buoy to let the boat know where we are.

Type: Wall dive
Depth: 1-28 m
Ability Level:
Travel Time: 30 minutes

18. Lambug Beach

The beach outside Lambug is really nice.  Unfortunately, the reef here is not as good as that in Moalboal. But… it’s not the coral you want from this site, it’s the shoals of Sardines that reside here. When you’re in the middle of one, you get the feeling that you’re one of them. Nudibranchs are sometimes seen in ‘groups’ and, on the surface, you can sometimes see Dolphins.

Type: Plateau and Sardine dive
Depth: 2-20 m
Ability Level:
Travel Time: 40 minutes

19. Sunken Island

‘A current swept seamount with incredible marine life.’ This site is one of the best in the area!

The top of the ‘island’ starts at 22m and goes down to more than 250 m. At the top, you will find big shoals of Fusilias chased by Jacks, big Lionfish , Moray eels, Redtooth triggerfish, Bannerfish and much more. There can be a fierce current present and it is no place for beginners.

Several Whale Sharks have been encountered here during one single dive.

It’s a requirement that you have an “Enriched Air” certification to be able to fully enjoy this dive.

Type: Plateau dive
Depth: 22-35 m
Ability Level:
Only experienced divers (Minimum AOW with at least 30 logged dives + Enriched Air Certification)
Travel Time: 40 minutes