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Address: Talikud Island, Mindanao, Philippines

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Underwater paradise

A favourite spot for diving and snorkeling. Most island hopping tours make their stopovers here. Please don't take anything from this fragile environment. Just enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2015
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

One of the highlights one must book is the Island Hopping Boat Tour that will bring you to the nearby different coves of Samal Island- Isla Reta, Angel's cove, Liguid Island & Coral Garden. Aptly named for what it really is, the Coral Garden is a snorkeling wonder. You jump out of the pump boat into clear cold water &... More 

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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Our 2ND time to scuba. The first was good as we never had anything to compare it to but now I must say it's a so-so. The corals we saw when we first scuba dive was man made (although we appreciate it) Coral Garden, on the other hand, has natural corals and doesn't have dead ones. I really enjoyed it!... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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Reviewed 21 March 2016

It you enjoy watching Finding Nemo...you will definitely find Nemo a lot here along with many creatures, the coral garden is simply breath taking...

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1 Thank Primalin F
Melksham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

It's well worth taking a boat trip to this spot. The water is very clear and the variety of corals is stunning. Fish life is quite good, too, though I suspect the area is somewhat over-fished. Only irritation is the vendors who try to sell you pearls and various trinkets, though, to be honest, their prices are probably not unreasonable.

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2 Thank SimonDabbs
Davao City
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Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

A favourite spot for diving and snorkeling. Most island hopping tours make their stopovers here. Please don't take anything from this fragile environment. Just enjoy the spectacular view underwater.

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2 Thank WanderLustDavao
Courtenay, Canada
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Reviewed 24 June 2015

There was Garbage all over. Halve the Corals are very damaged. Like most of the Philippine Reefs over-fished and exploited.

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Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed 20 May 2015

When we're in Kaputian Beach we visited this Coral Garden as part of our island hopping destination. It was an amazing experience as it is a big area with lots of different corals and it's addicting. You just want to stay a little longer to see the awesome creatures and the coral reefs underwater.

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7 Thank JustJyv
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

I went there on morning that was cloudy with high wind. Sea was a little rough so it was a little difficult to swim around unless you are a confident swimmer. Coral garden is one of the best i have seen. I have been to bohol and palawan. This one is the most beautiful. It covers a huge area and... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

You need to see this place! I never new something like this existed in Mindanao. It is really a Coral Garden! Different colors! Not a lot of fishes tho, I wonder why. Tiny fishes are there. Hope the locals preserve the place.

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Way back 2008 is my first Talicud island hopping trip and experienced my first DSD. T'was superb! Plenty of assorted corals. I hope the government will make some buoys so the boat dont have to throw their anchor. From Talicud Island, you can ask some locals to bring you to Coral Garden by small boat. Or join the island hopping... More 

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