Camiguin Dive at Burias Shoals in holidays and discover the best time and places to visit - Travel Philippines Now

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Camiguin Dive at Burias Shoals in holidays and discover the best time and places to visit

The island-province of Camiguin is a pear-shaped volcanic island in the northern tip of Mindanao. It is approximately 90 kilometers north of the City of Cagayan de Oro. It is bounded to the north by Bohol Sea, to the west by Macajalar Bay, to the southeast by Gingoog Bay and to the east by Butuan Bay. Mambajao is the capital of Camiguin, and Catarman is the second largest town on the island. The main local language is Cebuano, also called Bisaya. English and Tagalog are also widely spoken. Camiguin has three ferry terminals: Guinsiliban, Benoni and Balbagon.

Camiguin is a real gem and feels extremely safe compared to its neighboring islands. Its landscape has been continuously shaped and reshaped by volcanic activities, giving this island paradise countless tourist attractions like cold spring, waterfalls, Mount Hibok-hibok, Sunken Cemetery and a lot more. 

BURIAS SHOALS is a favorite spot for high-adventure-seeking divers. One can find schools of jacks, tuna, surgeons, mackerel and barracudas. The shoal also boasts of a lush coral-reefs in the shallow waters turning into walls with a lot of cracks, overhangs and small caves. It is a paradise for underwater photographers, as they have to decide to go for macro or wide-angle. Strong currents may make diving tricky, however, the experience is worth the effort. 

BURIAS SHOALS is approximately a kilometer away from Mantigue Island and can be reached after breezy thirty-minute speedboat ride from the town of Mahinog, Camiguin Island. It is one of the best diving spots in the Philippines.

Here are some pictures of The BURIAS SHOALS:

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