Camiguin Beaches

Black Beaches The coastline of the island is interspersed with volcanic structures and black sandy beaches. These black sandy beaches are deposits of past volcanic upheavals and can be found in the barangays of Agoho, Yumbing, Bug-ong and Cabua-an. The beaches are clean, spacious and unspoilt. The water is crystal clear, unpolluted and truly refreshing!

Burias Shoal is a spot for scuba divers although a bit tricky because of strong currents. It is only thirty minutes away on a speedboat and divers are rewarded with sightings of schools of Jacks, tuna, surgeons, mackerel and barracudas. The shoal also boasts of a lush black coral-covered bottom.

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Cross Marker and Sunken Cemetery The cross marker was installed by the provincial government of Camiguin to mark the community cemetery that sank during Old Vulcan Daan’s eruption is 1871. The sunken cemetery lies 20 feet underwater in Barrio Bonbon, Catarman. Coral encrusted tombstones have now become a favorite site for snorkelers and scuba divers.

Jicduf Shoal is one of the best diving spots in Camiguin and lies approximately two (2) nautical miles from the shore of Balbagon, Mambajao. With a wide variety of aquatic life and excellent visibility, it is a diver’s paradise especially for underwater photographers. The shoal is about ten hectares in size.

Mantigue Island is otherwise known as Magsaysay Island. It lies three (3) kilometers off the shore of Barangay San Roque, Mahinog and is blessed with four (4) hectares of forests fringed with a white sandy beach. It is a place both for swimming and diving; one side is shallow and has a few corals which are ideal for swimming while the opposite side has a deep drop off ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Moro-Moro Watch Tower lies at the beach of the municipality of Guinsiliban. The tower is very old and was used as a watchtower to warn the inhabitants of the coming of Muslim marauders that often come to inflict them with much damage. The tower lies a few meters from the coastline and near to the Guinsiliban pier.

White Beaches Aside from the white beaches of White Island and Mantigue Island, a white beach can be found also in Guinsiliban and is called the Kobila White Beach. The beach is near the place where giant clams are cultured and offshore is a beautiful site for diving.

White Island is otherwise known as Medan Island and lies two (2) kilometers off the coast of Agoho and Yumbing in Mambajao. It is in fact a sand bar blessed with powdery white sand which is shaped as a letter C or and I, depending upon the ocean tide. It has no vegetation whatsoever. Native huts have been recently added to provide shelter to guests who come to frolic in the waters and to sunbathe. The white sand bar is available in the morning and is usually underwater in the afternoon when the tide comes in.