Luca Lipayo Marine Sanctuary

Dauin, Negros Oriental

Luca Lipayo Marine Fish Sanctuary is located in Masaplod Norte, Dauin, Negros Oriental. Diving the Luca Lipayo sanctuary is a must for anyone who loves seahorses. The site comprises of a large artificial reef of car tires and a natural reef, an area often too big to cover in one dive.

Luca Lipayo Marine Fish Sanctuary News

  • Diving Dauin Negros Oriental Luca Lipayao and Bahura Marine Sanctuaries

    Diving Dauin Negros Oriental Luca Lipayao and Bahura Marine Sanctuaries

    Dauin, is a small coastal town in the province of Negros Oriental, recently known for macro photography and muck diving. Back in the early 1980's, irresponsible fishing practices and destructive fishing methods by the locals led to the destruction of it's coral reefs and demise of its fishing habitat.

    It was only in the year 2000 when several sanctuaries were established in the area. Thanks to Mayor Rodrigo Alalano who revived the Coastal Resource Management (CRM) that his predecessor started.

    The CRM was patterned after the Apo Island project of the Siliman University Marine Laborator ...

  • Atmosphere Dive Site Lipayo Dauin

    The Lipayo sanctuary comprises of a large artificial reef of car tyres and a natural reef, an area often too big to cover in one dive. The artificial reef is made up of around 100 car tyres, overgrown with both hard and soft corals and very colourful, a school of yellow snappers is always seen here, along with the odd sighting of flamboyant cuttlefish, spearing mantis shrimps, ghost pipefish and nudibranchs. Crossing from the car tyres and you head into the reef sanctuary on a gentle slope with a maximum depth of 20 meters. Sea moths, shaded batfish and frogfish are also common as well as pygm ...

  • Atmosphere Dive Site Ginamaan Dauin

    This dive site is good for the photographer or the macro enthusiast. It is an artificial reef made of car tyres and only covers a very small area but with lots to see. It begins on top of the slope in sea grass in about 10 meters and ventures down the sandy slope to the tyres - the dive site requires patience but you may be rewarded with sightings of pipefish, nudibranchs, juvenile frogfish, filefish and scorpion fish, as well as many crabs and shrimps. Take your time spotting critters, there is no set route to follow so find a place to settle down and quietly observe the marine life around yo ...

  • 2 Endangered Turtles Turned Over To Silliman 1 Released

    2 Endangered Turtles Turned Over To Silliman 1 Released

    Two endangered sea turtles were turned over to the Institute of Environmental and Marine Sciences (IEMS) last week after they were found in two separate areas by local fisherfolks.

    The first was a hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) endorsed to IEMS after it was discovered on the shores of Barangay Bantayan on May 29. Three days later, another group brought in a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) which was rescued from the shores of Lipayo, Dauin.

    Both turtles are found on the Red List of Endangered Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The hawksbill is ...

  • Snorkeling In Dauin

    Snorkeling In Dauin

    The municipality of Dauin is a famous snorkeling and diving paradise located down south of the Negros island. It is less than an hour away from Dumaguete city.

    Their public market by the highway is where you must step down from the Ceres bus. We would always purchase our food and drinks there, right before hitting the beach. We also highly recommend taking a leisurely stroll to the St. Nicolas of Tolentine Parish, which is reportedly the oldest church in the entire province.

    But, like we said, the best way to discover Dauin is to snorkel or dive its rich waters, not strolling. Indeed, we ...