Hilutungan Island Marine Sanctuary or Gilutongan Island

Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Hilutungan Island Marine Sanctuary also called Gilutongan, is one of the islands in the Olango Reef which is protected by the government as fish sanctuary. This beautiful island is 20 to 30 minutes away from Mactan Island. This island is perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving due to abundant corals and tropical fishes.

Within 3 to 7 meters you can have fun in feeding the fish, the ...

se tropical fishes are friendly that you can feed them with bread and swim together with you. During lowtide the opposite side of the island is bare at low between Olango Reef at knee below you can walk between 5 islands along the reef.

Hilutungan Island Marine Sanctuary or Gilutongan Island News

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