Gato Island Marine Sanctuary

Cebu City, Cebu

Gato Island is a marine reserve and sea snake sanctuary. It has at least five dive sites with a huge diversity of marine life. At all sites you can see such things as banded sea snakes, cuttlefish (often while mating), seahorses, nudibranchs, frogfish, scorpion fish, porcupine fish, and smashing mantis shrimp.

Away from the reef you can see schools of squid and big-mouthed mackerel ...

attracted by the baitballs. There are many whitetip sharks in residence at Gato, as well as bamboo and cat sharks. The coral is in good condition and the rocky island has many interesting underwater rock formations, overhangs, and swim-through's.

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