Moalboal is a small town situated 89 km south west of Cebu City. Panagsama Beach is small village 3km from Moalboal town and is typically reached with a tricycle, a motorbike with a sidecar attached for passengers. Panagsama Beach is a very old fishing village that has evolved into a tourist spot because of the nearby dive spot Pescador Island. Panagsama Beach offers a much laid back life style and it is the perfect place for relaxing and scuba diving. The night life often goes on into the small hours of the morning and offers something for everyone, young or old. There are discos, bars, outdoor bars and very often impromptu parties are held outside the dive shop at night time.
Moalboal can be reached by land transportation taking approximately 3-4 hours from Cebu City.
Notable Dive Sites:
With 10-35m visibility, Tuble reef offers plenty of Corals to observe as well as a few turtles. However that is not the main attraction as Tuble Reef is one of the only dive sites where Whale Sharks frequent. Being one of the best experiences a diver can have, but unfortunately very seldom and always depends on luck.
With 5-30m visibility, White Beach is one of the most colourful dives in Moalboal due to a huge variety of soft Corals and Reef fish. The sandy slopes continue to a depth of 25m where the wall then drops to a greater depth. Many varieties of fish can be observed such as Triggerfish, Devilfish and Fusiliers.
With 5-35m visibility, Pescador offers a variety of hard and soft Corals, as well as overhangs crevices, step drop off and beautiful coral gardens on the reef shelf. The wall is decorated with Black Corals, Seafans, sponges, and feather star. At a depth around 35m encounters with Whitetip Reefsharks are quite common.