Ligid Caves: This site is located in the northeast
tip of Samal Island lies Big Ligid Island. The caves
reveals the marvelous underwater marine life. Fine
golden sea cucumbers are densely littering the reef amid
a rainbow of soft corals, hydroids and basket stars. The
slender reef top, covered with leather corals, drops
sharply at about 15m. In the caves, divers will see
small tropical small reefs black corals, soft corals and
sponge crabs. Outside the caves, you will encounter
several marine life such as crabs, tunicates, scorpion
and lionfishes, sleeping parrot and rabbit fishes,
morays and razorfishes hovering vertically in a harp
Pinnancle Point: This site is located in the
southeastern tip of Big Ligid. The wall has a marvelous
outcropping of gorgonians, many with crinoids clinging
to them, we encountered morays and an octopus hiding in
a few of the many small holes, and many big eyes and
cardinalfishes in the larger ones. Divers will also
encounter Schools of pennant butterflyfishes and schools
of unicorn surgeonfishes, emperorfishes and jacks.
Vaiety of corals with different colors can be found here
such as pink soft corals. In the protected areas of this
site, large gorgonians, black corals, lots of anthias
and tubastrea, angelfishes, scorpionfishes, lionfishes
and many invertebrates can be found.
The Ligid Caves and Pinnancle Point are located in the
northeast of the island. The caves have beautiful and
marvelous coral gardens and gorgonians. Exotic tropical
fishes can be found here with the occasional sighting of
sharks. Currents in this dive site can be fierce but the
pinnacle offers some exciting diving. Divers will also
encounter octopus, morays, travally, surgeonfish and
Pindawon Wall: This is the most beautiful and
spectacular site in Samal Island. This dive site is
located off the east coast of the island. Wide variety
of tropical marine can be found in this site. Gorgonians
and black corals with fish life including snapper,
grouper and sea snakes can be found in the overhangs.
Pindawon Wall is a marine sanctuary.
Aundanao: is a marine sanctuary where you can
sometimes she turtles. This dive site is located
slightly to the north. Beautiful variety of underwater
life can be seen in here.
Mushroom Rock: This is the name of the dive site
because of the shape of the underwater rock formations.
This dive site is found in the south-eastern tip of the
island. Divers can see large pelagics here, together
with the occasional dolphin.
Marissa 1,2 and 3: These dive sites are shallow
reefs that descend to 30m and offer good coral
formations. This sites are located in the west coasts.
Snorkeling is best in these sites. Variety of marine
life can be found in here such as Hawksbill turtles are
regular visitors, together with pelagics and lobsters.