Divesafari Cagayan Island

Cagayan Islands

The Cagayan islands are located on the 500km long and 30km wide Cagayan ridge, which connects Cagayancillo with the Tubbataha Reef and Borneo. This Ridge was formed by volcanoes extinct thousends of years ago. Some parts sunk back into the ocean, collapsed and/or eroded and corals grew one hundred meters up towards the surface forming this ridge, the atolls and reefs.

The Cagayan group is situated roughly 120km west of Sipalay and consists of 31 islands, of which only a few are inhabited. Their topography is flat and covered with only bushes and palmtrees. Some sceneries remind a little oft he Maldives. The climate is dry from December to April and a little more humid from May to November.

The diving sites are similar to the ones of the southern neighbour Tubbataha Reef Park. Beutiful coral tops blending in into vertical walls descending some hundreds meters deep. This area is home of over 500 fish and 380 soft and hard coral species. White- and blacktip Sharks, grey reef sharks, tunas, jags, groupers, napoleons, bumpheads, crawfish in their holes, rays and mammals such as dolphins call Cagayan their home. We did have a great number of encounters with whale sharks, hammerhead sharks and mantas with our groups the last couple of years. One of the big highlights is definitely the more than huge and countless gorgonian.

The water quality is of course very good as you would expect far off the mainstream and the visibility is generally 40-45 meter. Easydiving is the only operator deserving Cagayan on a regular basis for years. So you won’t need to share the reefs with anyone else.

Diving in Cagayancillo

On top of the ridge formed by extinct volcanoes ending with the UNESCO World Heritage Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park.

The best destination for all the lovers of walls, gorgonians and big stuff, without the need of staying aboard for a week.

Highlights in short

25 minutes air transfer from Sipalay
5 nights in simple yet cozy double rooms
Full board
Unlimited diving
‘daily’ night dives
Beach barbeque night
5 star easydiving service.

Schedule

From January 15, 2018 onwards we fly to Cagayan every 6 days. You will stay on site for 5 nights.
For exact dates please refer to the current schedule

Accommodation & Catering

Simple yet very clean and cozy double rooms in beach cottages await you, Giving to you an absolute wonderful paradise experience in an environment that really still represent the Philippines.
As these islands are pretty remote, you will enjoy simple yet exquisite and tasty food and avail of the quality and service you would expect from Easydiving. Back to the roots but in style!

A barbeque evening with a guitar popping out occasionally here and there will be part of the experience.
During diving, snacks, sandwiches, fruits, water, softdrinks, coffee and tea will be available non-stop. Alcoholic beverages such as deco-beer are available after diving and of course not included in the price.

Diving

Sail out every morning, enjoying breakfast on board on the way to your first adventure of the day. Since the first dives of the day are relatively deep, usually we do 3 dives a day plus a night dive. This is of course fully adaptable to the wishes of the group. We do have compressors on board, state of the art communication and safety equipment and first aid and oxygen kits. Coming back to shore, all the equipment stays on the boat and you are free to discover the charming locals and tie some new relations.

On your last diving day, we will be out of the water latest 2pm in order to be able to observe a more than 18 hour safety time before flying back to Sipalay on the 6th day.

Transfers

For your transfer, you will have the opportunity to avail a VIP flight transfer with a 6-seater Cessna from the airstrip of Sipalay to the airstrip of Cagayansillo. This scenic experience will take roughly 25 breathtaking minutes after we dropped you to the airstrip by van.

At the end of your trip we will fly you back to Sipalay and drive you to Easy Diving and Beach resort, where this wonderful journey will come to an end with a welcome back drink at our beautiful white beach.