Diving at Camiguin and Vigan is wonderful and the exhilarating adventure sports are always inviting to those seeking a thrilling experience. There are plenty of beaches and islands with clear waters that are perfect for your next diving expedition. Whatever you choose, you’re guaranteed to enjoy Camiguin and Vigan and love its diversity.
Dive sites in Camiguin
1. Mantigue Island
The underwater sanctuary is rich and thriving and divers are guaranteed to spot a sea turtle on their dive. Aside from turtles, divers can encounter ribbon eels, trumpetfish, pufferfish, boxfish, parrotfish, frogfish, barracudas, batfish, sweetlips, and even rays and blacktip sharks.
How to get there: Take a boat from Camiguin Island to Mantigue Island. The ride should last around 45 minutes.
2. Kibila White Beach
Kibila White Beach is home to magnificent giant clams. These clams thrive in the colorful reefs on the island and learn about the conservation efforts to protect these vulnerable marine species.
How to get there: Hire a motorcycle from Mambajao to get to Kibila White Beach and drive down for around 15 minutes.
Dive sites in Vigan
1. Apatot Shipwreck
This is an easy wreck and suitable for beginner wreck divers as well. The ship sits on the shallow sea bed and can be observed from its exteriors. It is found around 200 metres from the shore and its deepest point is 15 metres.
2. Grotto Special
A colorful reef brimming with an abundance of vibrant fishes and healthy corals, Grotto Special is a dive site for all. Divers can observe macro critters as well as red snappers along the dive. Red snappers could be observed at the deeper parts of the site, while smaller fishes like colourful anthias and fussiliers can be seen in schools around the shallower parts.
To read more, do check out our Discover the Philippines e-Newsletter series! Both Camiguin and Vigan have plenty to offer for all divers, so do consider them as your next travel destinations to fully immerse yourselves in the tropics and experience all the diving adventures that the Philippines has to offer to you!