The Cathedral Dive Site is located at Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines. The dive site is rated 4/5 and is 10-1/2km from Belleview Rock Resort. It is approximately 20min by pump boat or outrigger boat. GPS Coordinates Entry Point: N.09°31.244-E.123°41.076 Exit Point: N.09°31.216-E.123°40.953 Baring: From Alona Beach 254°.
This Wall Dive is excellent for snorkeling and is an easy dive site for PADI Open Water Divers or higher. Visibility is (+) at 12-25M, with a depth of 3-45m, and current at 0-3. The dive is most interesting at 20m and not so much below 30m. The area is not affected by dynamite fishing.
Start the dive with the wall on the left shoulder, going south-west. The wall has big overhangs, ledges and gaps. On a bright day, light is reflected inside the cathedral and produces a magnificent effect.
One will encounter among the overhangs Yellow Bucket Sponges and on the walls are big and colorful sea fans. You will see Barracudas and Angelfish and among the shallow waters, the Snubnose Drummer (Kyphosus Cinerascens).
Off the wall, one will meet the Big-mouth Mackerel (Rastrelliger Kanagurta) and close to the wall are many Golden Sergeant fish (Amblyglphidodon Aureus), Midnight Snapper (Macolor Macularis), Pyramid Butterflyfish (Hemitaurichchthys Polylepis), and also the One-spot Snapper (Lutjanus Monostigma).
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