Mantangale Fish Sanctuary

Balingoan, Misamis Oriental

Just out front of Mantangale is a busy reef called Manongul, the dialect for coral gardens. Here one finds shallow sandy areas with coral paths excellent for snorkeling or a long easy scuba dive. It is also a marine sanctuary.

Blue spotted stringrays, convict damsels, lionfishes, colony of soft and hard corals and a variety of clown fishes are among the permanent inhabitants in the ...


Having good visibility for most of the year it is most suitable for U/W photography, a leisurely paced plunge or a night dive.

Mantangale Fish Sanctuary Manongul Reef News

  • Mania In Mantangale

    Mania In Mantangale

    We were back again in Mantangale for CY 2015 dives kick-off, after two failed attempts in December and this January. Aiming for Mantigue Island (in Camiguin), the desire was too great to ignore ??" my gills were dried up after nine long weeks from my last dive.

    Early morning dive at Mantigue is preferable as waters can get choppy, my favorite school of jacks also appears on mornings as they look for food. We arrived late at the diveshop, but too grateful that the captain waited for us, it was a shame as other guests were already on the boat.

    Mantigue Island

    Coming back after three yea ...

  • Diving Mindanao and Anilao Philippines

    Diving Mindanao and Anilao, Philippines...

  • My First Scuba Diving Footage

    Mantangale Alibuag PADI Open Water Dive Course 4th/Final Dive.

  • House Reef Mantangale

    Explore and Diving Mantangale Fish Sanctuary at Misamis Oriental

  • Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort

    Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort

    This is post long overdue. It's almost a month now since my high school buddies and I went to Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort in Balingoan for a beach day out and to snorkel. Honestly, even though it was just an hour of bus ride away from home, it's a shame it was only my first time to visit this spot.

    Anyway, to get to the resort, we just boarded a Lipunan Bus that's bound for Gingoog City. From Balingasag to Balingoan, the fare is 32.00 Php if my memory serves me right. The resort is just a few meters away from the highway actually but in our haste and excitement, we alighted from the bus ...

  • Mantangale Resort Scuba Diving 2014

    Filmed using GoPro Hero 3 White.

    Dive site: Mantangale, Balingoan, Misamis Oriental, Philippines.