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Clown fish


Sardines & Pescador Island

Best months for diving Visayas/ siquijor

Diving Moalboal

Diving in Cebu and Moalboal is possible year-round. The best period however is between December & May. The weather is nice, and the visibility is great. Cebu has many great diving scenes including Moalboal's Sardine run and Pescador Island.

There are also some great liveaboards departing from Cebu going around the island visiting all the best spots.

Painted Frogfish

Around Moalboal

Moalboal is a very busy and bustling tourist destination nowadays. With scuba diving and snorkeling being the main attraction initially because of the sardine run, more and more tourists flock to Moalboal.

The town has grown substantially in the past 10 years. Where it used to be a few dive centers and resorts along the beach, the town has expanded with cafés, restaurants, hotels, and dive center popping up everywhere.

You can visit Panangsam beach and White beach, but also do daytrips to visit waterfalls and even do some canyoneering just 45 minutes south of Moalboal.


Moalboal is a lively little town in the southeast part of Cebu. The town is renowned for its Sardine run: A shore dive right off the beach, dropping to 30 meters or so and here you will witness millions of sardines! They will black out the sun making this dive almost feel like a night dive. For this reason only, you should visit, but the surrounding waters provide a lot of interesting dive sites with amazing reefs and even some wrecks. Night diving is available as well.

Clown fish in corals
Upshot reef

How to get there?

Moalboal: To go to Moalboal, you can take the bus that says Bato via Barili or Moalboal from Cebu City. If you want to go to Panangsam or white beach you will have to take a motorcycle/ tricycle from the bus terminal.

Expect travel times between 2.5 and 4 hours.

Below some photos and impressions

If you want to share your impressions and/or photos you're more than welcome to share them!

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