Big sea turtle floating underwater close to surface of water over coral reef, Moalboal, Cebu islands, Philippines

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Wildly popular with travelers, Moalboal is a small but lively coastal resort around 55mi (90km) southwest of Cebu City. There's a lot to love about the place, its craggy coastline lined with shoreside bars and restaurants where you can sip a sundowner and gaze over the azure waters of the Tañon Strait to the distant hills of Negros Chocolate. Directly offshore is a stupendous coral wall, so you can amble out of your hotel room, don snorkeling gear and encounter outstanding marine life (including Moalboal's world-renowned sardine run).


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diver wearing a wetsuit and flippers swims along the surface of the water. The photo is taken from below, showing a huge school of silver sardines circling around the diver


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