Diving at Capitancillo Island is a day dive safari from Mactan.
Capitancillo is located at 71 kilometers (38 nautical miles) heading to the 4° from our Scotty's dive center in Sharangri-La once we have passed the the tip of Mactan Island (up to 3 hours by boat).
Diving at Capitancillo is a day (or more, depending your needs) trip dive safari with at least two dive on the different diving spots of Capitancillo Island.
The wall of the Capitancillo dive site is cover by huge gorgonians, sea fans, soft and hard corals where ones are more colorful than the others. Overall diving at Capitancillo is a great dive that you should not miss if your are in Cebu or Mactan Island.
This dive safari is well known for the big fishes! Yellowfin tuna are often sighted as well as snappers, big groupers, school of jacks, mackerels and much more.
All type of divers can dive at the different dive sites of the Capitancillo Island. From open water diver to advanced and experienced deep divers, everyone will find its needs and will enjoy the dive safari.
A dive safari at the Capitancillo Island.
Capitancillo is a lighthouse build on a coral's island and depend of the Bogo municipality. There is three dive sites at Capitancillo, where the lighthouse dive spot is certainly the most spectacular.
The top of the wall is covered by numerous type of corals, soft and hard corals are mixing together where many colorful colonies of tropical fishes are shoaling in the current.
The wall is spectacular as it is completely covered by soft and hard colorful corals, where gorgonians and sea fans seem to fight for a place as it is extremely and densely inhabited.
Our thoughts about the dive safari at Capitancillo.
This dive safari will be a long day, but what a day!
The uniqueness will be at the Rendez-Vous, from a deep gorgeous wall down to 55+ meters (180 feet) to the different sloped walls at the south a unique underwater fauna and flora is living in the area.
All scuba divers can enjoy the safari as the dives can start shallow on the slope to the top of the wall which is at around 15 meters (50 feet).
School of barracuda and fusiliers are also living in the diving sanctuary.
One more thing: Bring your underwater camera!