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Talikud Island Davao Philippines Dive Site Destination
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Talikud Island lies in southwest coast of Samal Island has excellent scuba diving sites and a handful of quiet but rudimentary beach resorts. Talikud Island has a wide variety of soft and hard coral gardens that is home to numerous exotic small tropical fishes. Not only small tropical fish, larger marine life can also be found in here like barracuda, tuna and jacks. Divers can also see fusiliers, sea horse, morays, sea urchins, garden eels, wrasse and parrotfish.


Southern Leyte Philippines World-class Dive SitesMansud Wall: This site is located in the noth of Talikud Island which drops off to 45m. Excellent variety of corals can be found in here and it is the home to variety schools of smaller tropical fish. Whip corals, gorgonians, large sponges and soft corals can be seen in this site. Divers will also encounter lionfishes, razorfishes, juvenile sweet-lips, seasnakes, and colourful reef fishes. If your lucky, you will encounter turtles, whale sharks and even sighting of a dugong.

Coral Gardens: Thisdive site is located in the west coast of the island. Coral Gardens is also known as "Linosutan", the name of the barrio fronting the site on Talikud Island. This site has a sandy bottom slopes. In here a excellent variety of soft and hard corals which house plenty of exotic tropical fish such as garden eels, wrasse and parrotfish. Diver will also encounter lots of anemones with resident fishes and shrimps, anthias, damselfishes, fusiliers, butterflyfishes, tube worms, sea stars, and sponges. Enjoy watching the ribbon eels, cautiously eyeing you and the flounders covering themselves with sand.

Also don't miss to visit and explore these beautiful dive sites that can be found in Talikud Island such as Talisay Wall, Dapia Reef and Isla Reta.

How to get there

Boats for Talikud leave every morning at 6am, 7am and 9am (P30) from Santa Ana wharf in Davao.


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