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 Napantao Fish Sanctuary

Philippines, Visayas, Leyte, Panoan island

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Exact

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Latitude: 10° 3.959' N
Longitude: 125° 8.035' E

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English (Translate this text in English): Napantao Fish Sanctuary is located on the west side of Panoan Island, in front of padre Burgos.

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao Fish Sanctuary is located on the west side of Panoan Island, in front of padre Burgos.

Napantao Fish Sanctuary is located on the west side of Panoan Island, in front of padre Burgos.

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao Fish Sanctuary is located on the west side of Panoan Island, in front of padre Burgos.

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao Fish Sanctuary is located on the west side of Panoan Island, in front of padre Burgos.

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao Fish Sanctuary is located on the west side of Panoan Island, in front of padre Burgos.

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao Fish Sanctuary is located on the west side of Panoan Island, in front of padre Burgos.

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao Fish Sanctuary is located on the west side of Panoan Island, in front of padre Burgos.

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao Fish Sanctuary is located on the west side of Panoan Island, in front of padre Burgos.

How? By boat

Distance Good boat time (< 30min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Alternative name Napantaw, Ilijan Point, Rio's Wall, Toshi's Wall

Average depth 15 m / 49.2 ft

Max depth 45 m / 147.6 ft

Current Strong ( > 2 knots)

Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Great

Experience CMAS ** / AOW

Bio interest Outstanding

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Week crowd 

Week-end crowd 

Dive type

- Drift dive
- Wall
- Deep
- Cave
- Sharks
- Big fishes
- Reef

Dive site activities

- Marine biology
- Speleology
- Orientation
- Photography

Dangers

- Depth
- Current

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao is a Fish Sanctuary where fishing is forbidden. There is a tax fee (approx 200 pesos).

This is a fantastic wann cover by black corals, with an incredible density of fishs. Pelagic can be seen off the wall. The top of the wall is covered by Tubastrea sp.

The dive site is very different in the morning and in the afternoon. You really have to dive several time napantao.

There is also a cave; entrance is near 40m deep !

Marine life: Great gorgonians, black corals, turtles, barracuda, groupers, batfish...

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao is a Fish Sanctuary where fishing is forbidden. There is a tax fee (approx 200 pesos).

This is a fantastic wann cover by black corals, with an incredible density of fishs. Pelagic can be seen off the wall. The top of the wall is covered by Tubastrea sp.

The dive site is very different in the morning and in the afternoon. You really have to dive several time napantao.

There is also a cave; entrance is near 40m deep !

Marine life: Great gorgonians, black corals, turtles, barracuda, groupers, batfish...

Napantao is a Fish Sanctuary where fishing is forbidden. There is a tax fee (approx 200 pesos).

This is a fantastic wann cover by black corals, with an incredible density of fishs. Pelagic can be seen off the wall. The top of the wall is covered by Tubastrea sp.

The dive site is very different in the morning and in the afternoon. You really have to dive several time napantao.

There is also a cave; entrance is near 40m deep !

Marine life: Great gorgonians, black corals, turtles, barracuda, groupers, batfish...

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao is a Fish Sanctuary where fishing is forbidden. There is a tax fee (approx 200 pesos).

This is a fantastic wann cover by black corals, with an incredible density of fishs. Pelagic can be seen off the wall. The top of the wall is covered by Tubastrea sp.

The dive site is very different in the morning and in the afternoon. You really have to dive several time napantao.

There is also a cave; entrance is near 40m deep !

Marine life: Great gorgonians, black corals, turtles, barracuda, groupers, batfish...

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao is a Fish Sanctuary where fishing is forbidden. There is a tax fee (approx 200 pesos).

This is a fantastic wann cover by black corals, with an incredible density of fishs. Pelagic can be seen off the wall. The top of the wall is covered by Tubastrea sp.

The dive site is very different in the morning and in the afternoon. You really have to dive several time napantao.

There is also a cave; entrance is near 40m deep !

Marine life: Great gorgonians, black corals, turtles, barracuda, groupers, batfish...

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao is a Fish Sanctuary where fishing is forbidden. There is a tax fee (approx 200 pesos).

This is a fantastic wann cover by black corals, with an incredible density of fishs. Pelagic can be seen off the wall. The top of the wall is covered by Tubastrea sp.

The dive site is very different in the morning and in the afternoon. You really have to dive several time napantao.

There is also a cave; entrance is near 40m deep !

Marine life: Great gorgonians, black corals, turtles, barracuda, groupers, batfish...

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao is a Fish Sanctuary where fishing is forbidden. There is a tax fee (approx 200 pesos).

This is a fantastic wann cover by black corals, with an incredible density of fishs. Pelagic can be seen off the wall. The top of the wall is covered by Tubastrea sp.

The dive site is very different in the morning and in the afternoon. You really have to dive several time napantao.

There is also a cave; entrance is near 40m deep !

Marine life: Great gorgonians, black corals, turtles, barracuda, groupers, batfish...

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao is a Fish Sanctuary where fishing is forbidden. There is a tax fee (approx 200 pesos).

This is a fantastic wann cover by black corals, with an incredible density of fishs. Pelagic can be seen off the wall. The top of the wall is covered by Tubastrea sp.

The dive site is very different in the morning and in the afternoon. You really have to dive several time napantao.

There is also a cave; entrance is near 40m deep !

Marine life: Great gorgonians, black corals, turtles, barracuda, groupers, batfish...

English (Translate this text in English): Napantao is a Fish Sanctuary where fishing is forbidden. There is a tax fee (approx 200 pesos).

This is a fantastic wann cover by black corals, with an incredible density of fishs. Pelagic can be seen off the wall. The top of the wall is covered by Tubastrea sp.

The dive site is very different in the morning and in the afternoon. You really have to dive several time napantao.

There is also a cave; entrance is near 40m deep !

Marine life: Great gorgonians, black corals, turtles, barracuda, groupers, batfish...

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Napantao Fish Sanctuary
Por davidwheeler
3 May 2009
- Just back from Sogod Bay, dived Napantau several times, the wall is fantastic but so is the bay - a magnificent coral garden nearly 100% coral cover from 1m to 18m terrific variety of coral species of all types especially foliose Montipora and fields
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Napantao Fish Sanctuary
Por chris
18 Apr 2007
Fish Sanctuary - The first dive at Napantao few days earlyer was in the morning. There was no current. This afternoon, the current was extremely strong. It was hard to stop for pictures at the wall !!! But there was much more fishes shoals. The top of the wall was co
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Napantao Fish Sanctuary
Por chris
16 Apr 2007
Fish Sanctuary - See dive site description
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Viaje: Magellan cruise, Visayas, Philippines
Por chris
De 7 Apr 2007 a 21 Apr 2007
  Destination: The Magellan Safari between Cebu and Leyte; including Malapascua and Gato Island, Mahaba ((Quatros Islas), San Roque (near Padre Burgos), Limasawa Island and Panoan Island (napantao & snorkelling with whale sharks).
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By vincent montrix calapre , 18-06-2010

montrix - ther's no place like home

By Regine , 14-02-2010

About Napantao - This sanctuary was a great help for the fishes.because of this many fishes now are able to multiply without danger.I loved to swim there!

By davidwheeler , 22-03-2009

Napantao - One of the best dive sites I have seen and I have dived from Cornwall, via the Red Sea to Fiji. Lovely coral and masses of fish.

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