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Siquijor is a small island belonging to the Visayas. There are quite a lot of dive sites around the island. Diving here is not so difficult except for some sites in the south who have currents sometimes.

Dive sites in Siquijor

Paliton: Flat reef top (4 to 6m), with nice hard corals and ribbon eels, then a wall.

Sanctuary: This marine sanctuary has very nice hard and soft corals but not so many fish.

Lala-o Sunken island: 10 min boat ride west of Coco Grove resort. An underwater island that slopes down from 10 to 40m. Schools of fish, sometimes manta, sea snakes and turtles.

Shipwreck: Slope. The wreck of a Japanese landing craft lies at 25 to 35 meter. It is covered with corals and many lionfish live here. Moray eels and frogfish can be discovered.

Salagdoong: a gradual slope from large semi-submerged rocks, that gets steeper around 20m. It has good coral cover with a variety of cabbage, pipe, staghorn and other hard corals, lots of tunicates, soft corals, crinoids, some blue spotted rays, morays and turtles.

Candapino Point: coral gardens from 7 to 18m with sandy patches. Sometimes a large school of batfish, jacks, rainbow runners, sweetlips and lots of anthias.

Tambisan: is a nice dive with schools of smaller fish, some large gorgonians clinging to the wall, colonies of green tubastrea, black corals and hundreds of invertebrates. There are also several small cavelets and crevices populated by sweepers and soldier fish. The reef top, above 10m, is home to lots of anemones.

Tongo Point: The reef top has fields of leather corals, slowly drops and is covered with masses of soft corals with lots of colorful fire hydroids. Further down are crevices and overhangs populated by surgeon fish, Moorish idols and a profusion of tiny reef fishes.

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