Calanggaman Island / Kalanggaman Island
Calanggaman Island ( a.k.a Kalanggaman Island ) is a pristine dream beach destination in the Visayas; exactly located in the municipality of Palompon and the province of Leyte. It is famous for its stretches of white powdery sand beaches and its crystal clear blue waters that stretch along both sides of this island. Calanggaman Island has a length of only 753m and is uninhabitated.
The island gained more and more attention after 2013 when a big cruise ship stopped there to let its guest relax under the palm trees for a few hours.
There’s no resort on Calanggaman Island but to provide some comfort for its visitors the local government built some basic facilities and assures safety by tourist policemen which are stationed on the island.
It is a perfect getaway for a just a day or a couple of days of camping. The snorkeling as well as the diving is beautiful and enjoyable in the calm waters around Calanggaman Island. Therefore Sea Explorers Dive Center in Malapascua as well as other diveshops are regularly offering diving and snorkeling trips to Calanggaman. Occasionally overnight stays in tents or hammocks are also being offered.
Since there’s no water or restaurants on the island be sure you bring your own supplies. You might have the possibility to buy some fresh fish caught by local fisherman which can be barbequed in one of the several grilling stations on the island.
Scuba divers can look forward to beautiful wall diving with abundance of soft and hard corals as well as well as a big variety of fish. Whale shark and also thresher shark encounters have been made here.
Geographical Data of Calanggaman Island:
N 11° 7’3.96
E 124° 15’ 1.89”
Distance from Mainland: ~15,90 km
Length: ~753 m
Average width: ~71,8m
Total Area: ~5.4ha
Watch Video: A Day Trip to Kalanggaman with Sea Explorers
View this charismatic video of Sea Explorers’ former DMT, David Mercier. It covers a day trip from Malapascua to Kalanggaman Island, one of the most beautiful islands in the Visayas sea in the Philippines. It is a perfect site to dive, snorkel around the island, and taste the delicious barbecue. This video shows the warm atmosphere when you are scuba diving with Sea Explorers Philippines. You’ll see a lot of smiles, guitar playing, singing, laughing, and cheering. Even Rosalita, the Filipina that prepared the barbecue, can make you smile. Dive with a smile with Sea Explorers.
Besides Calanggaman Island ( Kalanggaman Island ), there are many dive sites in Malapascua worth visiting. See here: Malapascua Dive Sites
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