The Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary dive site is in front of our Dive Center.
Diving at the Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary diving site in Mactan, Cebu, is a unique experience and one of our commitment to protect the underwater world.
Scotty's Action Sports Network and the Shangri-La, protect and maintain this diving sanctuary with the Amores foundation.
This diving sanctuary is one of our commitment to the underwater protection.
On a regular basis all the Scotty's staff clean the sanctuary from plastic and other pollution, check the biodiversity, control the population of the acanthaster, and much more.
The dive spot is composed of a sloped plateau starting around 3 meters (10 feet) and going down to 20 meters (65 feet) then it becoming a beautiful wall down to 40 meters (130 feet), the a sandy slop with scattered soft coral down to 100 meters (330 feet) where we conduct our technical trimix 100 meters diver course as well as the 100 meters rebreather diving course.
The top of the wall is sandy with fulfilled with gorgeous and healthy corals where the shoal of fishes is living. We have sunk a wooden wreck at 16 meters (52 feet) in 2011, and it is now fulfilled with soft corals and sea fans with many schools of fish living in the wreck.
Barracudas are also living in the sanctuary where you can see the oldest with a size of 1.6 meters (5.4 feet).
Some cuttlefishes are now getting quite big as well as the parrotfish and all the coral's fish living here.
Diving at the Shangri-La Marine Sanctuary dive site.
The Shangri-La marine sanctuary is where we conduct all our course around Mactan. But it's also a well known diving place as we (Shangri-la and Scotty's Dive Center) are totally commited to our marine sanctuary.
The impressive formations of different species of corals are a must with all the reef fishes shoaling around.
The critters are numerous all the way down, which made this dive site a paradise for the underwater photographers.
Schools of fishes are also living in the sanctuary, like a school of jack and snappers. Pterois, lionfish, nudibranchs, eels, sole fish and much more are garnishing the seabed all the way down.
Our thoughts about diving at the Shangri-La Marine Santuary dive site.
At just a jump from the pier of the Scotty's Dive Center, the Shangri-La House Reef diving site is a not to miss if you are in Cebu for your vacations.
Our recommendations are to dive nitrox, but the most important is not to forget your underwater camera as there is a lot to photograph at the Shangri-La dive site.