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Pescador Island - Philippines

Pescador Island is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located at Pangsama Beach, Cebu, Moalboal 6032, Philippines. This dive site has an average rating of 4.67 out of 5 from 6 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 121-130ft/37-40m. The average visibility is 61-70ft/19-21m. This dive site provides bathrooms and airfills.

Pescador Island is rated as one of the top dive sites in the Philippines. Pescador Island itself is a small island about a 20 minute boat ride due west from Cebu Dive Centre. It has a plateau which surrounds the island varying in width from a few metres to around 20 metres.

On the northeast side of the reef plateau there are several large rocks and coral heads which break the surface. Here the reef plateau slopes down to around 8 - 10 metres where it then drops away vertically into the abyss. The entire circumference of Pescador is essentially a wall dive with overhangs and small caverns and holes in the reef wall where you can enter and exit carefully.

The upper plateau has lovely acropora and stony hard corals which provide a colourful backdrop in the shallows. As you descend towards and beyond 30m there are prolific soft corals which require less light to thrive. Stonefish and white frogfish frequent the reef wall and the top 15 metres is quite literally teeming with life. Turtles are a common site swimming and feeding on the reef.

Currently there are regular shitings of threshers and thousand of sardines... and let’s not forget the resident white tip! :)

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Eniko - 11/28/2013 9:51 PM
Rating Added: 4
While indeed Pescador Island has a great biodiversity, it pales compared to other dive sites in the Philippines. When I was there, the white-tips were nowhere to be seen, but met a turtle and plenty of reef fish and the occasional grouper and trigger-fish.
Jun - 4/29/2013 12:45 PM
Rating Added: 4
I say 4 stars now because the huge reef fishes are gone! Too much hook and line fishing depleted fish stocks of Parrots and Groupers. But you still have the more playful and colorful angels, and butterflies and ’nemos’ in a forest of acroporas and hard corals plus the king itself - the resident white tip sharks. Visibility is fantastic and the water is always pleasantly warm. Great diving here every time.