Pescador Is­land: A Won­der Un­der­wa­ter

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Lo­cated in the South­ern mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Moal­boal in Cebu, Pescador is an un­in­hab­ited is­land al­most en­tirely made up of lime­stone. A for­mer fish­ing site to the early Ce­buanos, the is­land de­rived its name from the Span­ish word ‘pescador’ mean­ing fish­er­man.

Today, the is­land is a pro­tected ma­rine sanc­tu­ary fa­mous for its school num­ber of sar­dines, as well as sea tur­tles, dol­phins and the oc­ca­sional sharks. Its mag­nif­i­cent house reefs and col­or­ful coral gar­dens pro­vide shel­ter to var­i­ous species of fishes, mol­lusks, crus­taceans, and other ma­rine an­i­mals-- mak­ing the is­land a par­adise for snorkelling, free div­ing and scuba div­ing.

Dive in and ex­plore the rich un­der­wa­ter haven of Pescador Is­land and experience the fas­ci­nat­ing sar­dine run that will leave you in awe.

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