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Address: Enrique Villeneuva, Philippines

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Snorkling with sharks and barracudas

My friend and I had rented snorkling equipment in our hotel and talked to the owner, who recommended Tulapis marine sanctuary for seeing sharks (black tip sharks) and barracudas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Amalie S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I had rented snorkling equipment in our hotel and talked to the owner, who recommended Tulapis marine sanctuary for seeing sharks (black tip sharks) and barracudas when snorkling - so we took our first stop on our scooter tour on the coastal main road here. From the road, there is only a sign in one direction, so... More 

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1 Thank Amalie S
Iowa City, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The beach itself is beautiful, but I was expecting some nice snorkeling. Perhaps we didn't swim out far enough (200+ meters) but it was so shallow we couldn't snorkel and there were lots of spiny sharp creatures. There was no one else on the whole beach area, but probably for good reason. I'd recommend Tubod Sanctuary instead.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Like every beach on Siquijor, this one is beautiful, but it is definitely not a "marine sanctuary." My experience, as explained below has prompted me to contact government authorities to try and shut down this "sanctuary". My boyfriend and I arrived and one of the guys parked on a bike asked us if we wanted to snorkel. Upon answering yes,... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Clear, warm, shallow water allows you to snorkel forever. Be aware of sunburn as the water is perfectly cool in the hot sun. The volunteer (boatmen) are amazingly good and helpful. If you want to see the biggest clam (king clam), this is the place to be. We were alone in the entire beach. I didn't want to leave. I... More 

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4 Thank MJoy10
Valenzuela, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

great for photos! when it's low tide there is so much potential for reflections, etc. mangroves, a lot of marine creatures. snorkeling here is very good according the european guy we met who saw a 1 meter long shark (according to him). We just walked around in the low tide areas taking photos.

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Manila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This place is so picture-perfect. Even though there are no cottages around, we enjoyed taking pictures of the white sand and clear waters. We didn't try snorkeling though because of time constraints.

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2 Thank trialala
Quezon City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

White sand, blue water. It was low tide when we went here. It was a long walk before reaching deeper parts of the water for snorkling. We are the only ones there when we visited. We owned the beach! :) No on to bother us. No one even from the barangay is here, so we are not sure if we... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Nice snorkeling, but very rustic environment. The guys were very friendly, but no diving equipement to rent.

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This is a good look you walk out over water sit enjoy sea breese and just relax , gives you a feeling how grand life can be in such and special place.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

The barangay caretaker of the Marine Sanctuary charged us snorkelling fee of P50 per person. There's additional P150 if you bring an underwater camera. From the beach, keep swimming straight towards the sea. Do not swerve to the right towards the white buoy line or you will miss the coral farm and fish. At first it is mostly sea grass... More 

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