Color Burst, Sumilon Island

Photographer Jun Lao, Jun V Lao, PaparazSea
Enchanting reef exploding with color

One of the most colorful seascapes I've seen is definitely the walls of Sumilon Island. The Island is located just 15 minutes away by boat from the designated feeding site for Whalesharks in Oslob.

I missed taking photos of a resident battery of barracuda but just cruising along its colorful walls makes the dives in Sumilon pretty interesting. Doing surface interval is also a must do in Sumilon as the powder fine white sands begs for a stroll and a photo from visitors

Photographer Jun V Lao, Jun Lao, PaparazSea
The Sandbar which makes for a perfect surface interval area

Photoographer Jun V Lao, Jun Lao, PaparazSea
Vibrant Purple and Pink fan corals

Photographer Jun Lao
pituresque lettuce corals

Getting to Sumilon Island

Cost Summaries Oslob then Sumilon (as of 2012)
  • Cost Per dive- High Php1,500 // Standard Php1,250
  • Accommodation- Php4.5k lavish twin to Php1k budget fan room per night
  • Private Van Transport from Cebu Airport- Php8,000 return (accommodates 6 comfortably with gear)- 3 hours *as of 2012
  • Bus Mactan to Oslob- Php180+/- one way via Ceres Bus line, every 30 minutes- 4 hours
  • Public Van GT express Oslob bound- Php200 one way, ask taxi to bring you to Southern Terminal (around Php80+/- from Mactan). Dive gears will be charged Php200 as well- 3 hours & 30 minutes
  • Boat (Bangka Rental) Cost from Oslob Php2,500- Php3,000, good for 4-6 pax, shared
  • Current USD exchange rate- Php43.5- USD1 as of Jul 2012






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