With 23 dive sites surrounding tiny Siquijor, the island is a haven for divers. These sites are filled with healthy corals and plentiful macro making both day and night dives a game of treasure hunting. With dives to suit every level and plentiful above the water activities, Siquijor is the perfect choice for a Filipino dive vacation.Paliton Wall is a lively dive site that drops from just 22 feet (7 meters) to over 130 feet (40 meters) deep. The wall is covered in soft corals and fans and offers a large overhang and cave. Visibility here is usually fantastic. Residents include giant frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish and spanish dancers. Tonga Point is one of the more challenging dive sites on the island. Most of the time, the water is calm but on occasion the currents can be strong. The reef begins with a gentle slope to 40 feet (12 meters) followed by a drop-off to 215 feet (65 meters). Leather corals, soft corals, fans and sponges as well as colorful fire hydroids can be found here. At deeper depths, schools of barracuda, turtles and blue-spotted rays are occasionally seen.Diving in Siquijor is sure to create vibrant memories of dive experiences that will forever be impossible to replicate.
Siquijor Sea Life
Siquijor is renowned for its variety of macro life and healthy reefs. Here, divers can explore leather corals, soft corals, hard corals, fans, sponges and hydroids. This bountiful reef plays home to giant frogfish, cuttlefish, spanish dancers, ornate ghost pipefish, nudibranchs, shrimps and more. If that isn’t enough to sell you on a dive in Siquijor, larger schools of fish and pelagic species can also be seen. Fusiliers, mackerels, lionfish and glassfish are common. Schools of barracuda, blue-spotted rays, turtles and eagle rays might also be spotted on deeper dives. You will be close to running out of ink after noting down everything you’ve seen near Siquijor in your log book.
How To Get There
Getting to Siquijor is not as hard as it looks. Begin by flying into Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila or Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Cebu and transiting to Dumaguete by local flight or bus. From Dumaguete, catch a local ferry to Siquijor.Alternatively, catch the fast ferry from Cebu to Siquijor.Once on the island, jeepneys and tricycles are available for hire.