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“Tulapos Marine Sanctuary”

Tulapos Marine Sanctuary
Reviewed 21 December 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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Reviewed 12 July 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 (about 5m), then you will see the sharp hard corals, then the other types of soft and hard corals and the small to medium sized fish. Do be careful of the sharp hard corals especially if the tide is too low. We started our snorkel around 4pm, tide was not too deep and just about to go low. Also be careful of the scattered sea urchins amongst the sea grass. It is a nice snorkelling experience and we appreciate the effort in protecting our marine life.

3  Thank VanceC
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

It's a good 200 meters from the shore to where it deepens! We swam gingerly in 18 inches of water or less, over coral and urchins, to get to where things opened up and you could really see things. Then it's nice—good (but not great) variety of coral and fish. One clam. No eels. Parrotfish, angels, clownfish, but nothing more exotic. Hope you do better! And go at high tide.

3  Thank Epistemologist
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Reviewed 5 November 2009

I visited this marine sanctuary at 1300 hours on a weekday and was the only snorkeller.

It was low tide. I waded for 70 metres to get to the coral: swimming was difficult because of the tiny depth of water. As a result I sustained some coral cuts.

Be more intelligent than I was, research the tides if you can and only attempt it at high tide.

A sign indicates that the reef condition has been assessed as 'fair.' From the marine life I saw, I would largely concur: below Apo Island, but better than (say) Virgin Island near Bantayan and Malapascua Islands to the north of Cebu.

There are several houses of local residents but the nearest sari-sari store seemed to be three or so kilometres away though being the Philippines, I may have missed it. It is wonderful what a one peso chalk stick will do to stem the bleeding of a coral cut!

3  Thank Victorianlad
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Reviewed 8 September 2015
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