Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Visayas Island Group, Philippines


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Visayas Island Group, Philippines

Scuba diving information in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Visayas Island Group, Philippines

Divers from all over the world enjoy the intact reefs, the diversity of marine life and the variety of more than 30 dive sites.

Sipalay is famous for its macro underwater life as well as for wreck diving. The Second World War ship SS Panay and the huge freighter MS Jojo lay in Campomanes Bay, in calm water.

Drop offs, slopes, huge coral gardens and the famous dive site Mad Max Pier, where you can see frog fish, plenty of lion fish, nudibranches, moray eels, scorpion fish and many more, all these offer plenty of different dive opportunities around the coast of Sipalay.

Water Temperature

The water temperature varies slightly all year between 26°C and 30°C (79°F to 86°F).

Diving Suit

Wetsuit with 3 or 5mm thickness.

Visibility under water

During the dry season visibility can reach 30 meters (100 ft). During the rainy season visibility can drop down to 5 meters (16 ft).

Climate

Sipalay’s dry season is from November to May, and the rain season is from June to October. The air temperature varies from 26°C to 34°C (78 to 93°F) all year.

How to get there

There are several flights a day from Manila and Cebu to Negros Island. Busses take about 5 hours to reach Sipalay, whereas taxis and vans bring their guests in 3 1/2 hrs.

Other Activities

Sipalay offers several activities such as hiking, boating, kayaking and snorkeling. The two beaches Sugar Beach and Punta Ballo Beach, both with fine and fair sand, are perfect for swimming and relaxing in the sun. Some places worth visiting are the Pataan waterfalls, the Sipalay Beach Resort Negros and the Balinsasayao and Danao twin lakes.

Thanks to Kalle Kalitta from Takatuka Beach and Dive Resort

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites Map in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Visayas Island Group, Philippines

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Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites List in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Visayas Island Group, Philippines

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Scuba diving sites and photos from each diving site in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Visayas Island Group, Philippines

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Marine Species and photos of each species in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Visayas Island Group, Philippines

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Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Visayas Island Group, Philippines

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Scuba Diving centers in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Visayas Island Group, Philippines

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There are no diving centers available

Liveaboards in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Visayas Island Group, Philippines

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Accommodation in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Visayas Island Group, Philippines

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