Rich variety of hard and soft corals and of marine creatures. School of sardines being hunted, turtles, nudibranches, batfish and whaleshark.
The schools tend to be between 2-15m/7-40ft – making it an enjoyable experience for scuba divers, freedivers and snorkelers alike.
The Sardine Run in Moalboal is a year round natural phenomenon. It’s completely ethical – they are not fed by humans and are marine protected. As filter feeders, they stay close to the surface which means you can snorkel the sardines by walking out from the shore at Panagsama Beach.
The sardines were originally on Pescador Island, a 20 minute boat trip away, but five years ago they migrated to their current location off the shore at Panagsama Beach. No one knows why but they have been seen here almost daily ever since. It’s also possible to see hunting fish such as Tuna and Jacks against the backdrop of a sloping coral reef. Swim 20-30 metres from the shore and you will find a colourful reef plunging 70 metres down into the blue abyss.