Monday, May 28, 2007

Balicasag Island

"This low, flat island is situated four kilometers southwest of Duljo Point off Panglao Reef. Surrounded by a sandy shell coraline beach, the island is fringed by a narrow reef shelf 9 to 49.5 meters wide. The tops of the submarine cliffs are covered with hard coral while lower levels are covered with sponges and gorgonians. A thriving fish community is found around the cliff face area. Jacks, barracudas and mackerels also abound." - full article As mentioned in the description above, Balicasag sits on a shallow reef where there's a cliff and a sudden drop into the deep blue ocean. We spent our time going snorkeling in Balicasag Island. The boatman with us even instructed us to move closer to the bigger group of swimmers. It was only after the snorkeling activity did I learn that there was actually a shark nearby. Here's a video of how the fish go crazy when you feed them bread.

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