TOP Attraction Moalboal
The most popular Moalboal attractions are all under water. Being part of the rich Coral Triangle is what makes the Philippines an excellent, world-class diving destination. With a great variety of underwater scenery and fish species you rarely find elsewhere. Most diving around Moalboal is drop-off diving with a mild current. The sea is deep and the mild current ensures a flow of fresh and nutritious water that makes the corals to flourish. The corals is a wonderful mix of lobed pore-, brain-, soft,- funnel-, table-, tube-, whip-, mushroom-, bubble-, maze-, staghorn- and green cup corals, just to mention a few. The reef is in excellent condition surrounded by a lot of colourful fishes. We call it our turtle paradise and it’s not rare you see more turtles on one dive than fingers on your hand. Here you can set your eyes on many mysterious creatures like giant frog fish, leaf scorpion fish, clown trigger fish, sea moths, leaf- and devil scorpion fish and many more. Don’t forget to look out in the blue and you can see small schools of butterfly fish, jack fish, mackerel and red tooth trigger fish.
The Sardine run
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 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, 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 beautiful photos. If possible try to avoid weekends when it tends to be very busy.
You can make canyoneering at a few different waterfalls from beautiful Kawasan Falls being a fun adventure for everyone to a bit more challenging Tison Falls being a real adventure. Canyoneering involves traveling down creeks or streams within a canyon by a variety of means including walking, swimming, climbing and abseiling (Tison falls). Suitable for anyone looking for a wet, fun and active full day in pristine condition.
| 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 snorkleing or diving and most of the times you will see more than a few. Oslob is located 1.5 hour drive from our resort in Pangasama. Whale shark watching in Cebu started last September 2011 and it became popular all over the world when the news hit in the internet last November 2011. By December 2011, local fishermen’s interact with the whale sharks by feeding them that result to flocking of tourist to the beach of Tan-awan. 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 ocean. The typical whale shark size is 4-12 meters. Oslob is home to schools of these amazing creatures and they can be seen by divers and non-divers, swimmers and non-swimmers, the old and the young alike.
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 plankton.
Lambug beach located a 40 minutes South of Moalboal is still somewhat a secret unknown to many. It’s a 30-40 minute drive from Panagsama, but it’s worth it, the sand here is whiter than White beach and weekdays you can almost find yourself alone here. There is some really nice corals where the sand slopes down in the water so bring a mask and snorkel!8 Basilica del Sto. Nino
Located 6km North or a 20 min drive from the dive centre white beach is a popular beach with locals on the weekends where small eateries and seats can be hired. Sometimes you can see turtles just offshore and the corals here a bit farther out are pristine.
Mainit (hot) spring and the Montaneza falls
Crossing the stunning ravine that sheds the river channel, the lush blooms of plants and trees surrounded everywhere around you with hot pools next to a gentle cool stream with waterfalls going up six levels. The presence of various gigantic forms of stones, seems like it’s going to drop over you. And the tempting and alluring turquoise colour of running water in the river. A must visit!
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It is the main natural attraction in Barili. With its 98 meters it is also one of Cebu’s tallest waterfalls. Mantayupan Falls, also known by the locals as Ambakan Falls, has two levels. The first level are three waterfalls with the height of 14 meters and the second level is the imThe second level is a waterfall which is 98 meters high.