For certified divers who are looking to do some fun diving, Ticao Island is the main diving area of Bicol. Sharing the same ocean as Donsol, Ticao’s diving popularity started as being the designated diving area for whale sharks. As more sites were discovered, Ticao Island continues to amaze.
Ticao Island is surrounded by several dive sites where you have the choice of big or small. All the dive sites are around Ticao Island. The dive site are 5 to 45 minutes away from Ticao Island Resort. The main diving areas are:
- Manta Bowl Shoal with 7 different dive sites. Here you find manta rays all year round, whale sharks from November to June, thresher sharks from July to October, and the occasional hammerheads and tiger sharks.
- San Miguel and Udoc are islets located at the northern part of Ticao Island, there are 17 dive sites here. Each dive site has its own unique flair, but on a general note dive sites here are known for the beautiful coral cover and the macro critters.
- Dive sites wonderful for check-out dives and night diving is also available at reefs that lie 5 to 15 minutes away from Ticao Island Resort.
Dive price is at PHP1,700 per diver per dive based on daily dive schedule. Discounts apply for dive groups. Surcharges apply for guests that want a private boat arrangement.
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