Located in Moalboal in Cebu, Panagsama Beach is now a famous spot for diving. The place does
not have much of a beach anymore because it was washed away by a typhoon in 1984. But it
still has a few small spots of beach left where people can relax and enjoy the clear blue water.
The whole stretch now houses many dive shops, training centers and boats that are ready for
scuba diving. A whole stretch of restaurants and bars are also situated here which offer budget-
friendly options, high-end dining and a selection of various cuisines from all over the world.
During or before dinner time, one can even enjoy watching the sunset over Negros Island,
which is just across Panagsama Beach.
Panagsama's popularity when it comes to diving is brought about the unique sights it offers.
Moalboal House Reef is the nearest to the shoreline where you can see corals, sea fans and
turtles. Go deeper and closer and one just might see barracudas, blue ringed octopuses,
cuttlefishes, whale sharks and jacks. In the nearby Pescador Island, Sardine Run is one of the
attractions here which is when a mass of fish form amazing shapes a few meters under the
water surface. Said island also has an underwater cave called the Cathedral.
More Than Just Diving
While Panagsama and Moalboal is known for recreational diving and freediving, a lot of other
activities may still be done here. Snorkeling and riding a glass-bottom boat to the House Reef
and Pescador Island will let you experience and see plenty of marine life (soft corals, a variety of
fishes, sea horses, etc.). If you're ucky, a sea turtle might even show up. Back on the shore,
there are different outdoor activities as well. It includes challenging ones like mountain
climbing, river climbing, horseback riding and mountain biking.