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Moalboal Sardine Run Quo Vadis Resort

Moalboal is famous for its Sardine Run

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rich and healthy reefs are in abundance on the dive sites in Moalboal. Teaming with healthy coral and animal life Moalboal is i offering great diving in conditions suitable for all levels of experience and certification levels. The dive sites are just minutes away with our dive boats that makes two trips daily. We do double dive in the morning and single dive in the afternoon. Our house reef is also offering very good night diving where the most unexpected experiences can happen during the dive.

Dive Sites
House Reef Panagsama Reef Kasay Wall Tuble Point Lo-ok Point White Beach Basdako Point Umbrella Ronda Bay Pescador East Pescador West Talisay Point Tongo Point Moalboal Bay Badian Island Sunken Island

 

House Reef

Housereef
Entrance: A short walk or snorkel across the 50 to 70 meter wide reef.

Conditions: Usually a light current. From 5 meters a gentle slope to 25 meters. Then a drop – off to 40 meters

Depth: 0 to 40 Meters

Visibility: 5-25 M The house reef is easily reached, and with varying shallow ledges, makes it the ideal place for beginners and snorkelers. The corals is a wonderful mix of lobed pore-, brain-, 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. You will see thousands of damsels and other small reef fishes swimming alongside puffer fishes, trumpet fishes, lion fishes. You can also find some of the uglier inhabitants of the reef, such as, different spices of frog fish, scorpion fish and devil scorpion fish. If you are not a fan of the ugly critters you can also enjoy big turtles swimming past, almost on a daily basis. You can find two different turtles; the hawksbill and green turtle. If you get really excited about small critters, such as, nudibranch, whip coral shrimp, ornate ghost pipe-fish, popcorn shrimp and bubble-coral shrimp you will also enjoy our House Reef. And when lights are out the Mandarin fish are coming out for the sunset dance.Back


 

Pescador West

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Entrance: Reached by a 15 min boat ride in a south-westerly direction. Boat entry.

Conditions: Depending on wind, light to strong waves. Often a medium current in a south-north direction. Attention: stay with your dive-plan

Depth: 0 to 50 Meters

Visibility: 15 to 40 Meters

Pescador Island is a small uninhabited island set in the Tanon Strait. The whole island above and below water is riddled with caverns and caves providing homes and cover for a wide variety of creatures like lion fish and moray eels. Spear fishing and all other illegal fishing methods are prohibited, so the inhabitants below and above water have some peace. The shelf, surrounding the island, 5 to 20 meters wide, can be seen from a boat and on calm days the scene is tantalizing. The wall going down to 50 meters, is filled with spectacular crevasses, over hangs and caves. Large soft and hard corals, surrounded by reef dwellers attract an incredible variety of marine life. Quite simply it is a paradise for divers. You can set your eyes on creatures like frog fish, leaf scorpion fish, clown trigger fish, sea moths, devil scorpion fish and a variety of nudibranchs. Don’t forget to look out in the blue and you can see small schools of sardines, jack fish, mackerel and red tooth trigger fish.

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Pescador East

Pescador East scuba diving moalboal

Entrance: Reached by a 15 min boat ride in a south-westerly direction. Boat entry.

Conditions: Depending on wind, light to strong waves. Often a strong current in a south-north direction. Attention: stay with your dive-plan

Depth: 0 to 50 Meters

Visibility:15-40Metres Pescador East is just as beautiful dive site as the west side but very different. The wall going down to 50 meters, is filled with spectacular crevasses, over hangs and caves. And the sloping wall is dressed in big hard corals. 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.

 

 


 

Pescador Cathedral Reached by a 15 min boat ride in a south-westerly direction. Boat entry.

Entrance:Conditions: Depending on wind, light to strong waves. Often a medium current in a south-north direction. Attention: stay with your dive-plan

Depth: 25 to 40+ Meters

Visibility: 15 to 40+The largest cave is ”The Cathedral”. This is a breathtaking dive. There is a buttress at the top of the cave creating the impression of a church spire. Inside the cave we can spot nudibranchs, lion fish and sometimes scorpion fish. After Cathedral the wall is not as colourful as the east and west side but its full of inverted walls and smaller caves to check out. We can spot octopus and moray eels hiding in their holes.Back


 

Talisay Point

Talisay

Entrance: Reached by a 5 min boat ride in a south-westerly direction. Boat entry.

Conditions: Mostly light currents depending on tides.

Depth: 0 to 40 Meters

Visibility: 5 to 25 Meters This reef is between the Quo Vadis House Reef and Tongo Point. This dive site is good for snorkelers and beginners and also the more experienced ones can get a good dive here. Small crevasses and overhangs are home to a large variety of reef fishes and invertebrates. Turtles are seen frequently here, both green turtle and hawksbill turtle. The reef is stunning and very healthy, especially on the shallow part where all the turtles are resting, eating or making friends with curious divers and snorkelers. A good place for a second shallow dive. Here you can see different species of pufferfish, scorpionfish, anemonefish and lionfish, you can also set your eyes on small shrimps and nudibranches.Back


 

Tongo Point

Tongopoint

Entrance: Reached by a 5 min boat ride in a southerly direction. Boat entry.

Conditions: The current here can vary considerable.

Depth: 0 to 40 Meters

Visibility: 10 to 30 Meters The reef shelf is only 2 meters deep and is excellent for snorkelers. The wall is filled with crevasses and caves which provide a place for juvenile sweetlips, batfish and anglefish. In one of the small caves at 17 meters you can find a small colony of dancing electric clams which are having a party every day, its magical to watch the blue electrical looking movement of the clams in the dark. A torch reveals a wonderful collection of small and large creatures. Octopuses with their seemingly intelligent eyes, cleaner shrimps and moray eels can be seen busy in their underwater city. Turtles pay visits to feed on the shells and other tasty morsels. It is a good place for a drift dive as there is something interesting at every level.Back


 

Tuble Point

Tuble

Entrance: Reached by a 15 min boat ride in a northerly direction. Boat entry.

Conditions: A sheltered spot with the occasional strong current.

Depth: 0 to 40 Meters

Visibility: 10 to 25 MetersLarge soft and hard corals with table corals capping the reef. A wide variety of shells and crustaceans can be found here. At Tuble you can watch turtles in many different sizes peacefully glide by or stop for a snack on the colourful wall. You can also see titan trigger fish, scorpion fish, frog fish, leaf fish, pipe fish and nudibranch. The shallow shelf at 3-4 meters is the perfect place for the last bit of your dive, where you can see a big range of different soft and hard corals.

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Basdako

Basdako as of 5 July 2014

Entrance: Reached by a 15 min boat ride in a northerly direction. Boat entry.

Conditions: Usually calm with a gentle current. A sandy slope to 20 meters then a drop of to 40 meters.

Depth: 0 to 40 Meters

Visibility: 10-30 Meters

Basdako is famous for its large hard and soft corals which provide homes for the most varied collection of fish in the area. This site is also known for being a turtle dive. You can see many turtles in one dive gently swimming past in the blue or rest on the corals. You can also spot different sort of pipefish, nudis, and triggerfish. If you are lucky you can find a well camouflaged frogfish sitting on the reef.

White Beach

Entrance: Reached by a 15 min boat ride in a northerly direction. Boat entry.

Conditions: Usually calm with a gentle current. A sandy slope to 20 meters then a drop of to 40 meters.

Depth: 0 to 40 Meters

Visibility: 5 to 20 Meters

White Beach is famous for its large hard and soft corals which provide homes for the most varied collection of fish in the area. In the sandy area you can find many different spices of shrimps and crabs and sometimes we spot a lonely giant frogfish hiding. Turtles are frequently paying our divers a visit.

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Moalboal Bay

Moalboal Bay

Entrance: Reached by a 10 min boat ride in a southern direction. Boat entry.

Conditions: Light to moderate currents depending on the tides.

Depth: 0 to 40 Meters

Visibility: 10 to 30 Meters

Moalboal bay is not as beautiful as the previous dive sites, but it’s not for its beauty we visit this place but for its small and sometimes weird inhabitants. Call it a muck dive if you will. Very shallow from 2-4 m where it’s as its best, but you can also go down to have a look at the wall with some pretty corals if you get tired of the shallows. The sand is covered in chocolate-chip sea stars and you can find snake eels hiding with only their head sticking up. You can also spot peacock mantis shrimp, a wide variety of shrimps and nudibranchs and a lot of different species of gobies.

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Kasay Wall

Kasaywall

Entrance: Reached by a 10 min boat ride in a northern direction. Boat entry.

Conditions: Light to moderate currents depending on the tides.

Depth: 0 to 40 Meters

Visibility: 10 to 30 Meters The reef shelf is only 2 meters deep at the beginning and it is excellent for snorkelers. The wall is filled more and more with crevasses and valleys towards the end of the dive. Turtles are seen here frequently. This is a good place for a second shallow dive.
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Lo-ok Point

Lo-ok Point

Entrance: Reached by a 15 min boat ride in a northern direction. Boat entry.

Conditions: Light to moderate currents depending on the tides.

Depth: 0 to 30 Meters

Visibility: 10-30 Meters

The reef shelf is only 3 meters deep at the beginning and it is excellent for the end of your dive. The corals here is probably the best we have in this area. The shallow shelf is decorated with softcorals in all different shapes and colours. Magnificent is the world. The wall is filled with many crevasses and valleys. Turtles are seen here frequently. There are many different species of small reef fishes and invertebrates here too.

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Umbrella

Umbrella

Entrance: Reached by a 20 min boat ride in a northern direction. Boat entry.

Conditions: Depending on the season there may be northern or southern monsoon affecting this site. Light to strong currents depending on the tides.

Depth: 3 to 40+ Meters

Visibility:  Depending on season 15 to 25 Meters

Some call this dive site the airport or the airplane but we call it Umbrella due to the umbrella shaped rock formations you can see here during low tide. There is a slope with nice corals from 3 to 15+ meters, than a small plateau with the airplane wreck. It was placed here for the purpose of creating an artificial reef. This is a good site for macro and you can see a nice variety of colourful nudibranchs and Ornate ghost pipefish as well as moray eels, devil scorpion fish, frog fish, small shrimps and crabs and there are many different species of small reef fishes and invertebrates here too. On the sandy slope you can see garden eels and if you are lucky also sea moths.

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Ronda Bay

Ronda Bay

Entrance: Reached by a 20 min boat ride in a northern direction. Boat entry.

Conditions: Depending on the season there may be northern or southern monsoon affecting this site. Light to strong currents depending on the tides.

Depth: 3 to 40+ Meters

Visibility:
Visibility: Depending on season 10 to 25 Meters

Rhonda bay is for most times a really good site to find macro, as shrimps, small crabs, nudis and pipefish. There is a nice coral garden in a slope going from 3 to 20 meters with some patches of sand where you can find more small critters. After the slope a steep wall is going down to 50 meters. On the wall you can see beautiful see gorgonian see fans which sometimes is covered in skeleton shrimps.

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