Coral Garden in Talikud Island lives up to its name with a colorful and diverse collection of hard and soft corals. These corals serve as a habitat for an abundance of marine species, making it a paradise for underwater photographers and marine enthusiasts. Divers can expect to encounter a wide range of marine creatures, including clownfish, butterflyfish, angelfish, lionfish, and schools of colorful reef fish. Its shallow reefs make it an excellent spot for snorkelers. You can explore the colorful corals and observe marine life in the shallower parts without the need for scuba gear.

The waters surrounding the island and this attraction are generally have good visibility, allowing divers to fully appreciate the underwater beauty and the intricate details of the coral formations.

Location of Coral Garden on Talikud Island

Coral Garden is located on Talikud Island, which is part of the larger Samal Island group. Talikud Island is situated in the southern part of the Philippines, specifically in the Davao Gulf, within the province of Davao del Norte. Talikud Island is just off the coast of Samal Island, which is itself near the city of Davao in Mindanao.

To reach this attraction, you typically start your journey from Davao City. You can take a boat or ferry from Davao City to Talikud Island. Once you arrive on the island, you’ll find various dive centers and snorkeling operators who can take you to the specific sites within Coral Garden and its neighboring dive and snorkel spots.

Coral Garden is known for its pristine underwater environment, vibrant coral formations, and rich marine life, making it a top choice for divers and snorkelers exploring the Davao Gulf region in the Philippines.

Map of Coral Garden on Talikud Island


Cover photo by Paul Venson M.

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