Take a dive in Cebu’s refreshing waters! Talong Island is a great diving spot located 55 km north and northeast of Mactan Island, Cebu.
The name “talong” means eggplant in the local dialect. The north and northwest sides of Talong Island has long slopes with fields of stony corals and large table and boulder corals. At the depths, one can spot gorgonian sea fans, whip corals, black corals and Dendronephthya soft tree corals. There are diverse reef fish such as bumphead parrot fish and small shoals of jacks, snappers, batfish and fusiliers. There are also many wonders you can find on the sand such as stingrays, flounders, lizard fish, sand perch, sea stars, sea cucumbers and sea urchins. Large pelagic species are also spotted here.
The area is normally choppy with medium currents, but it can also become very rough with fierce currents. Novices should stay close to their dive-master. One would not normally make the journey in rough weather. The average depth is from any depth to a maximum depth of 130 feet. Visibility here can reach 130 feet.
Take a dip and discover the wonders of Talong Island!
How To Get There
It is a 2-hour boat/banca ride from Mactan Island.