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Information about Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary

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Natural Feature
Hilotongan, Bantayan, Cebu, Philippines
Distance From City Center
8.6 km
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Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary

Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary in Bantayan, Cebu has a thriving marine life and is an excellent diving location for all scuba divers. It is also a popular island hopping and tour destination, where visitors can relax on their local boat with outriggers and snorkel in the waters.

You will be able to see turtles, various schools of jackfish, and several other species. The marine sanctuary is also ideal for those taking our underwater photography courses because of its colorful and vivid ocean floor, in addition to its biodiversity.

Hilutungan island is handled by the local government, making this diving spot a safe activity during your visit to Cebu province.


How to get there

To get to the Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary, you can hire a pump boat. You can book a guided tour as well or if you are lodging in one of Mactan's resorts, you can ask the resort to book a boat for you.


Best time to visit

The marine sanctuary is an all-year round destination but it’s highly-recommended to visit during the summer months, from November to May.

Frequently asked questions

Why is Hilutungan Marine Sanctuary so popular?

The Hilutungan dive site is well-known among scuba divers for its large school of fish and turtle sightings.

What is the experience when you’re on top of the reef in the marine sanctuary?

The reef's top begins quite narrow, around 2 M which is ideal for snorkelers, and continues very deep on a steep sloped-wall.