Olango Island's Talima Fish Sanctuary
Talima Fish Sanctuary is only 5-10 minutes by boat from our Scotty's Dive Center Headquarters on Mactan Island. It is 4.5 kilometers (2 nautical miles) from Shangri-la Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, heading 128° on the compass.
The 14-hectare Talima Fish Sanctuary is well-maintained. This provides opportunities for macro lens photography, so bring your underwater camera!
On land, Talima is secluded enough to be quiet compared to destinations on other island tours. It is about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from the Olango Wildlife Observation Deck. Also, Talima has a water park with inflatables, ATVs, mountain bikes, and ziplines.
Snorkeling Talima Marine Sanctuary
The snorkeling plateau starts at 5 meters (15 feet) and continues down to 18 meters (60 feet). Compared to other sites, the corals will appear to be in pristine condition. And, as a result, the coral fishes will be plentiful.
Not all snorkeling sites are the same. Talima Fish Sanctuary has an underwater wooden wreckage to explore!
Your Talima, Olango Island Excursion
The main draw of the Talima Fish Sanctuary is not the species diversity. The main draw is the conditions under which you encounter its species diversity. The aquatic life you may see includes:
- damselfish (demoiselle)
- gorgonian (sea fan, sea whip)
- hard coral
- jackfish (jack, northern pike)
- marine angelfish
- moray (eel)
- soft coral
If your package tour includes Santa Rosa, Talima is only 10-15 minutes away. En route and while there, take a moment to enjoy the spectacular seascapes.