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Scuba Diving in Panglao Island, Bohol, the Philippines

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Dive Site: Cathedral

Location: Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines

Description: Wall dive

Depth: 3 - 45 metres (10 - 150 feet). Most interesting at 20m (65'), not so interesting below 30m (100')

Visibility: 12 - 25 metres (40 - 80 feet)

Rating: ****

Entry Point: 09°31.244N; 123°41.076E

Exit Point: 09°31.216N; 123°40.953E

Bearing: 254° from BelleviewRock Resort

Easy dive site for PADI Open Water divers or higher with a current range of 0 - 3 knots.

Start the dive with the wall on the left shoulder, going south-west. The wall has big overhangs, ledges and gaps. On a bright day inside the cathedral the light reflection is beautiful.

Among the overhangs are yellow bucket sponges and the walls have big and colourful sea fans. Often barracudas and angelfish are seen and in the shallow water the Snubnose Drummer (Kyphosus Cinerascens) is found. Off the wall in the blue water you get big-mouth mackerel (Rastrelliger Kanagurta). Close to the wall are many golden sergeant fish (Amblyglphidodon Aureus), midnight snapper (Macolor Macularis) and pyramid butterflyfish (Hemitaurichchthys Polylepis). Also seen is the one-spot snapper (Lutjanus Monostigma).

Excellent for snorkeling

Chito Medalle

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