Pescador Island is the top dive site of Moalboal, in Cebu, Philippines. While diving at Magic Island Dive Resort, this is the place you have to explore for sure and after one dive, you’ll probably want to come back.
Frogfishes, Spanish Dancers, Nudibranchs, big schools of tropical fish, hard & soft coral gardens – you’ll find it all here at Pescador Island.
We’ve listed 5 facts you need to know about this dive site!
1. Pescador, The Name
The name ‘Pescador Island’ comes from the Spanish meaning of Pescador, which is translated to fisherman. Even all those years ago it was known to have an abundance of fish living around its shores, of course, this attracted fishermen. People often think today it gets its name from the huge school of sardines that resided on Pescador Island however, this is a more recent event.
2. It’s a Lonely Place
No one lives on Pescador Island, years ago there would have been someone to maintain the lighthouse but now it’s all automated. There is however a population of cats that somehow manage to survive. Over the years there have been attempts to build varies houses but, all have failed leading the locals to believe its haunted.
Located a few kilometers off the west coast of Moalboal Pescador Island is surrounded by deep oceans. It is essentially an ancient sea mound which grew tall enough to rise above the sea level. Encrusted with live and dead corals you can see lots of fossils above the water line from when the oceans where much higher.
4. Top Dive Site
Pescador Island is said to be the best dive site in Moalboal and one of the best dive sites in the Philippines. It is the most visited dive site in Moalboal if you want to go there when it's not so busy just ask the dive guides at Magic Island Dive Resort and they will take care of the rest. Maybe a name change to ‘Buzo’ Island is in order.
5. Top Snorkel Site
For the same reason, it attracts so many divers it also attracts a lot of snorkelers and island hoppers. Its shallow ledge which is filled with corals and reef fish makes a perfect place for snorkelers to view the magnificent underwater world. And, for the ones that don’t n believe in the local folk law it possible to go ashore and explore.
Experience Pescador Island with Magic Islands for yourself, call our offices at 800-330-6611, request a quote now or send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will arrange all the details of travel, diving, transfer and accommodations in one shot.