Moalboal Shoal is just a three-hour drive west of Cebu, lying on the west coast of the island, with access to some exciting diving just minutes from the coast. There is not a huge amount going on along the coastline of Moalboal other than the odd fishermen peering down at the coral walls below or wading through the tidal flats in search of exciting inhabitants.
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ecame famous for the island of Pescador, just a 15 minute boat ride from the mainland and home to an extraordinary marine life phenomenon. A school of hundreds and thousands of sardines used to reside here but much to the confusion of the locals is now sitting about 100m off the shoreline of Moalboal. People visit Moalboal especially to see the sardines and it is easy to see why. Descending through the cloud of fish, getting lost in sardines, they dance backwards and forwards glittering in the water column. It is a spectacular site.
Moalboal Shoal News
Were you among the captivated viewers of Atom Araullos "Philippine Seas" documentary aired by GMA 7 on November 5.
It was excellently crafted and for advocates, a much-needed platform to highlight not just the world-renowned beauty of our seascapes but also of the dire challenges faced by our fisherfolk, and marine wildlife and ecosystems in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
For us in Cebu, there was excitement seeing the Moalboal sardines shoal being featured and which we can appreciate, as responsible tourists, to marvel at year-round.
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Scuba diving in Moalboal with the sardines and whale sharks. Baitball action on Moalboal house reef.
Klement 09 this is my batch that finished the Nursing Programme in Mountain View College, Philippines in 2009. After graduation, we all went different ways. Too many different ways, and too far! LOL. Although we try to keep in touch through any form of social media, it is becoming so impossible to actually meet everyone in person. These people, along with our instructors and the great experiences during nursing school days, have influenced me in so many ways and I have learned so much of lifes lessons from them. They taught me how to laugh at my own mistakes and be brave enough to accept them, ...
"I cant sink myself." Those were the words I uttered when my friends bade goodbye as they went to the deeper part of the ocean. Stuck on the shallow water , hit by the waves rushing to the shore, I felt nothing exciting for I saw only the usual and the ordinary. (like duuuuh!)
Kawasan falls and moalboal is a very nice place here in Cebu City, so never miss the chance to try out all their activities. All in all everything will be worth it in the end and you will never forget about this adventure.
At some point in your life you may ask yourself, do I still have a purpose in this world? Should I continue living? The answer is yes. Treasure life, no matter how hard it will be life must go on because "there's always a rainbow after the rain".
Swoosh! Swoosh! Swishing and swarming around us is an endless wave of sardines, moving as one to avoid circling predators like tuna and mackerel.
Im with underwater photographer Danny Ocampo and were diving in Moalboal, known for its sardine run where millions of sardines aggregate just meters from shore.
Beneath us, hungry mackerel swoop down like dive-bombers. In an instant, dozens of hapless sardines are gone. The rest swoosh on and the bubbling free-for-all continues, floating silver scales all thats remaining of the departed.
When I ask people about sardines, theyre u ...