The most beautiful and famous Balicasag Island! Only 30 to 40 minutes boat ride. You can enjoy the spectacular underwater world that Balicasag island offers. Balicasag is a protected marine sanctuary with lots of turtles, an awesome big school of jackfish, giant clams, an amazing healthy reef and a lot more to discover… For sure you’ll find something you’ve never seen before.
Between Royal Garden and Sanctuary we find this steep slope decorated with big gorgonians, corals and ledges. This is a home for many turtles. If we are lucky a whale shark will pass by. We will look out for shining big mouth mackerel, blue
fin trevallies, needle fish and barracudas.
Due to the great biodiversity, this is one of the most famous dives in Balicasag Island. The big school of jackfish is often found here! It gets its name from the black corals, Antipathes, found at a depth of 35 -45 meters. Beginning the dive at a sandy area with plenty of coral formations full of macro life and reef fish.
Deep drop-off dive with incredible corals, small caverns and crevices. In the shallow part, the coral garden is rich in soft leathery and stony corals. On the sandy bottom we can find plenty of coral formations, home to many reef fish. On the areas covered with sea grass we will see turtles eating, the small ones still afraid of the divers but the old and big ones eating peacefully.
Located in a protected area, it is a wall with many small caverns, ledges and overhangs.On sunny days, the wall will fascinate us with the reflection of light through fissures and holes. We will finish the dive surrounded by colorful fish and coral at the sanctuary, where we will find the giant clams.
Deep drop-off dive with incredible corals, small caverns and crevices. In the shallow part, the coral garden is rich in soft leathery and stony corals. Quite often we find the big school of jackfish forming a tornado on the open water.