THINGS TO DO
Moalboal is located on the West coast of Cebu. It’s the ideal base for exploring the dazzling diversity of the Philippine’s underwater world as well as its unspoiled nature. Transfer from Cebu International Airport to Moalboal will take you around 3 hours. Home to around 28,000 inhabitants. This provincial town is a well known tourist and diving paradise due to its beautiful white sand beaches and diverse marine life.
Divers and snorkelers come to Moalboal to enjoy the rich and colourful underwater life of its numerous dive sites. The structure of the whole reef gives home to one of the highest diversity of soft and hard coral in the world. It is also ideal for snorkeling and freediving as the reef “drop off” is close to the shore and shallow. Divers enjoy the steep walls that drop to 30-50 meters. Within a distance of 20 km from Moalboal you can also explore numerous waterfalls, caves and canyons.
Oslob Whale Shark Watching
Quo Vadis offers package trips to Oslob for divers and snorkelers. It’s 99% guaranteed to see the magnificent giants when you are snorkeling or diving here. Oslob is located 1.5 hour drive from Quo Vadis Dive Resort in Moalboal. Whale shark watching in Cebu started September 2011 and it became popular all over the world when the news hit the internet in November 2011. By December 2011, local fishermen started to interact with the whale sharks by feeding them. Large numbers of tourists began arriving in Oslob not just to see the whale sharks being fed but also to snorkel or dive with them. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world with an avrage size of 4-12 meters.
Their mouths are up to 2 meters across containing over 300 rows filled with thousands of tiny teeth. This is nothing to worry about – whale sharks are filter feeders which means they only eat really small shrimp called krill and also plankton.
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Pescador is for anyone. Diving, snorkeling, freediving or just to sit on the boat to witness the pretty little island and its clear water. But underwater, that’s where the fun begins. The wall is going down to 50 meters, it’s filled with spectacular crevasses, over hangs and caves. And the sloping wall is dressed in big hard corals where you often can see schools of inquisitive violet fusiliers and many other reef fishes. Here you can set your eyes on many mysterious creatures like giant frog fish, leaf scorpion fish, clown trigger fish, sea moths, leaf scorpion fish and many more. Don’t forget to look out in the blue and you can see small schools of sardines, butterfly fish, jack fish, yellow-tail barracuda, mackerel and red tooth trigger fish.
Only a 30 minute drive, located 17km south of Moalboal, Kawasan Falls comprise a series of three waterfalls; the largest cascades 20m into a massive, crystal blue swimming hole. The second and third waterfalls are more peaceful, and you can even scramble beyond these to more secluded spots. This is a beautiful sight and makes for beautiful photos. If possible try to avoid weekends when it tends to be very busy.
The highest point in Cebu that is a favourite among hikers for its picturesque view of the countryside. Commonly known as O’ Peak, it offers a breath-taking view of the sunrise, sunset and the white coastline hugging the coral blue sea and jagged hills with lush grass and patches of flowers. Osmena Peak rises 1,013 meters above sea level and is nestled between the southern towns of Dalaguete and Badian. On a clear day you can see both Bohol on one side and Negros on the other!