DIVING IN MISAMIS ORIENTAL

The long coastline of Misamis Oriental offers the most sought-after diving spots in Northern Mindanao. It boasts of waters rich with marine life and houses endangered giant clams, nudibranch, anemones, angel fish, lion fish, pufferfish, jacks, devil rays, thresher sharks, and even whalesharks.

The towns of Medina and Jasaan’s Agutayan Island are considered the hotspots for diving and snorkeling in the region because of the rich variety of fish and corals that thrive in the area. Divers are welcomed by a fantastic display of colorful coral systems and underwater life that can only be described as out-of-this-world. Another special destination is the Magsaysay Hawksbill Turtle Sanctuary, dedicated to the protection and preservation on the endangered Hawksbill Turtle. Because of the rich treasures of its coastline, much effort has been dedicated by the towns to preserve the natural underwater wonders of Misamis Oriental for the next generation.