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Davao Philippines Dive Site: Spectacular Diving Destination
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Davao is known because of the exotic flowers particularly the orchids and is the major cut flower producer in the Philippines. Davao is also the bigges exporter of tropical fruits like pineapples, bananas, pomelos, marang, durian and mangoes. Davao has become one of the well developed tourist destination in the country. Davao is also the home of the world-class resorts and luxury hotels and has the bet sporting facilities. Davao has also the best tropical beaches and dive sites, most accessible only by the most intrepid of adventure travellers.


Southern Leyte Philippines World-class Dive SitesDavao is located at the south of Mindanao Island and is the also the home of the durian fruit. Davao is one of the largest city in the world by land area. Davao has international airport and seaport. Davao is the hub of commerce, industry and transportation and the gateway to the southern Philippines. Davao is rich and colorful cultural heritage, ethnic art and handcrafts. It is the home of the Kadawayan Festival which is celebrated in August.

Davao is also one of the diving site destination in the Philippines where underwater enthusiasts will experience the breathtaking and remarkable underwater horizons of Davao Gulf's numerous dive sites. Magnificent coral reefs teeming with colorful variety of tropical fishes that provides excellent scenic view for scuba diving and snorkeling in the area. Divers will encounter pluerobranchs, lots of nudibranchs, pipefishes, and a spongecrab. Not only that a variety selection of reef fishes, lots of bubble corals, gradual slopes, some small walls and undercuts, moray eels, sea stars and tube worms. Some of the dive sites offers a good view of whip corals, gorgonians, large sponges and soft corals and exotic tropical fishes such as lionfishes, razorfishes, juvenile sweet-lips and seasnakes.

The islands in the Davao Gulf such as Samal Island and Talikud Island offers a wide variety of marine life and corals o the divers. Visibility in these dive sites are excellent throughout the year which is good for photography. The diving sites in Davao is Philippines southern secret. Dive sites here are unexploited and are waiting to be explored.

How to get there

Internal flights from Manila 1.5hr and Cebu 55min

Famous Diving Sites in Davao Philippines

Samal Island: This beautiful island is located in the Davao gulf and east of Davao City. This island is now called Island Garden City of Samal. This island has a multitude of dive sites to suit all tastes. The crystal blue waters that surrounds this island paradise is good for scuba diving because the coastline is rich with underwater wildlife. Beautiful Gorgonians and black corals with fish life including snapper, grouper and sea snakes can be found in here. divers will encounter large pelagics here, together with the occasional dolphin. not only that, divers will also see octopus, morays, travally, surgeonfish and jacks with occasional sighting of sharks. Dive sites that can be found in this island are Ligid Caves and Pinnancle Point, marine sanctuaries such as Pindawon Wall and Aundanao, Mushroom Rock and Marissa 1,2 and 3.


Southern Leyte most popular Diving SpotsTalikud Island: Talikud Island is a small island that is located in the southwest coast of Samal Island. This Island has a number of beautiful dive sites where divers wan to explore. The crystal blue waters that surrounds the island are the home of the exotic underwater marin life like schools of smaller tropical fish, fusiliers, sea horse, morays, sea urchins, barracuda, tuna and jacks. Beautiful coral gardens can be found in here. The spectacular dive sites that can be found in this island are Mansud Wall, Talisay Wall, Dapia Reef, Isla Reta and Coral Garden.

Small Ligid Island: Dive site in Small Ligid Island isexcellent for beginners and novice divers. This Island is sometimes called "Buenavista". To the northeast of the island, hard coral covers tropical colorful reef fishes like coral trouts and parrotfishes. The southeast of the island offers large boulders with sandy patches and lots of shells, soft corals, nudibranchs and a few sea snakes. On the west side, you can find some shallow small caves. Divers will encounter schools of jacks and rainbow runners, with unicorns found a bit shallower.

Tambang Reef: This small reef is also called "Bibing". This site is great to dive at night because divers will encounter pluerobranchs, lots of nudibranchs, pipefishes, and a spongecrab with the biggest sponge. The reeftop is 5m deep. A little deeper, you will find a wall and a large overhangs that are full of spectacular marine life. In here you will see variety of tropical marine life such as scorpion and lionfishes, shrimps, trumpetfishes, hawkfishes and cardinalfishes, as well as the occasional sleeping parrot or rabbitfish.


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