We featured Balicasag Island as our Fun Dive destination.
Balicasag is another small island just off the coast of Panglao Island in Bohol. It is a marine protected area with white sand beach, turtle sanctuary, and beautiful coral gardens and coral walls in shallow and deep waters. Balicasag island is a haven for snorkelers, divers, and also for those who simply love to swim and go island hopping. It is 600 meters in diameter and may be explored within 45 minutes.
The Black Forest is probably the most popular dive point in Balicasag. It is a steep slope that extends to about 40 meters deeps. It is called black forest because of the beautiful black corals abundant in the area. You can also encounter school of jacks, barracudas, eels, and many other colorful species of fish, corals, and plants.
Diver’s Haven is a great diving point in Balicasag that highlights different species of fish and other marine life.
The Turtle Point is where you get close encounters with sea turtles. It also has caves that run 60 to 75 meters deep.
The marine sanctuary of the island features a wall dive that runs over 200 meters deep. You can see corals and plants protruding from walls. You can also encounter schools of jackfish in this area, as well as other vibrant species of fish and marine life.
The Cathedral Wall features plenty of cracks that make it an interesting dive. You need a torch light to see though the crevices and witness amazing reef fishes, corals, and sponges. Other interesting sights in this dive spot are schools of jacks and the light of the sun reflecting magnificently inside the cathedral wall.
With a shallower average depth of 18meters, the Royal Garden is also one of the favorite dive spots in Balicasag. This underwater plateau features vibrant varieties of marine life all in one spot. You will find turtles, different species and schools of fish, corals, and plants in different sizes, shapes, and colors.