Sawang and Coco Grove
Sawang is located about a kilometre from Coco Grove Resort on the south west side of Siquijor. It’s a gentle slope dive, with the most interesting stuff at around fifteen meters. Below 25 meters it’s just rubble and sand. There are patches of soft and hard corals. The highlight of the dive is a narrow swimthrough, only allowing one diver to pass at a time. There’s quite a few giant clams spread all along this divesite.
Hardly surprising Coco Grove is located right outside Coco Grove Resort on the southwest side of Siquijor, between San Juan and Lazi. The divesite is a steep slope that flattens out at around fifteen meters. The slope is rocky and sandy with good coral growth, while the bottom is plain sand. It’s a popular dive site for night dives, and you can often spot different sort of nudibrachs, flatworms and seahorses here.
If you follow the south bound beach road out the town of San Juan you’ll find the local cemetary. The divesite right outside the cemetary is named Maite which in the local language cebuano means cemetery. While it’s possible to dive the site from the beach, most people do it from boats. The dive site itself is a flat sloping dive, with beautiful coral patches in the shallows and a great number of ribbon eels (Rhinomuraene quaesito) in many parts. Besides the ribbon eels, the site also has a healthy population of mandarin fish, making it perhaps the most popular night dive site on Siquijor.