Dive trip to Camiguin Island – part IV

‘Island Hopping’

Camiguin trip selfie Jessica StroetWe still have one more dive to go on our dive trip to Camiguin Island. Early in the morning we left the resort to watch the sunrise from the water and got companied by a group of dolphins. After a 2,5-hour boat ride we arrived at the coastline of the island and so far, we made a beautiful dive at ‘Old Volcano’ with steep rocky slopes and an amazingly beautiful dive on a coral garden of this unique dive site; ‘Sunken Cemetery.’

We started the second part of the trip with a delicious lunch onboard. We left the Sunken Cemetery behind us and we’re on the way to a short stop over at White Island. This uninhabited island lays almost 1,5 Km away from the main island and is a popular tourist destination and I can understand why. Powdery white sand in the middle of a crystal clear blue sea. This is the location where you want to take you holiday photo’s and make the people at home jealous. Such an amazing view! There isn’t a lot what you can do on the island itself, other than making selfies, since there are no trees of shelter of any kind. Wear sun protection!

Camiguin dive trip Magic OceansWe continue our trip to the final dive site of the day. It is a new location and according to the captain the diving is good and only 30 minutes away from the white island. We are up for some exploring and we follow the captains plan. The view of the island is amazing, and it is very nice to see the other side of the island as well. On the way we spotted a Cownose ray jumping out of the water just in front of our boat. Before this trip I had done some research about diving around Camiguin and read stories about manta and eagle rays and how easily they got mistaken by the local fisherman.  ‘So, the stories are true’ I said to myself.

After 5 quarters we finally arrived at this super tiny, but cute island. Quickly we started to prepare ourselves for the final dive of the day!

Written by: Jessica Stroet
Posted: June 21, 2018

Read more of this dive trip to Camiguin Island in part V ‘Mantigue Island’