At Olango there is a dive site called Talima.
The location of the Talima diving site is at 4.5 kilometers (2 nautical miles) heading to the 128° from our Scotty's Dive Center in Mactan, which put the dive site at only 5 to 10 minutes by boat.
Talima is made of a vast plateau starting at around 5 meters (15 feet) which go on a slight slope until 18 meters (60 feet). At 18 meters (60 feet) you can see the top of the wall which goes down to 45 and 50 meters (145 to 165 feet) in some part of the wall.
The plateau of Talima is made of a sandy seabed with scattered soft and hard corals where eels and moray are living, as well as the damsel and all the coral's fishes which are shoaling around these beautiful coral's formations.
This plateau is perfect for the beginner open water divers and the underwater photographers.
The wall itself is covered by soft and hard corals, big sea fans and beautiful gorgonians. It is the house of groupers, snappers, school of sweetlips as well as the natural marine life inhabiting a healthy wall.
Diving at Talima the marine sanctuary in Olango.
As a well-maintained diving sanctuary, Talima has a great underwater biodiversity with two distinctive parts to dive in.
The Talima dive site is well suited for all type of scuba divers, where beginners and nonexperienced divers can dive on the plateau between 5 meters (15 feet) down to 18 meters (60 feet) in a middle of an exceptional fauna, and the residual wooden wreck at the edge of the wall.
The more experienced divers will go down along the superb wall covered by gorgonians and sea fans, where they will dive with bigger fishes like the school of Jacks, Snappers, and Groupers as well as the blue triggerfish, angelfish and much more.
Our thoughts about scuba diving in Talima.
Talima is a dive site for all scuba divers, from the beginner to the experienced diver, Talima offers a great underwater biodiversity.
At less than 10 minutes from our Scotty's dive center, we cover on a regular basis this diving spot with our daily morning dive.
Well known by the photographers for macro photography on the top of the wall and scenery photo along the beautiful wall, Talima is a not to miss if you plan to pass your holidays in Mactan, Cebu.
So do not forget your underwater camera and dive Nitrox on this diving site.