Vanishing Island / Samal Island


It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top.  –  Hunter S. Thompson

Vanishing Island as popularly known nowadays, but to the pioneers we call it Sanipaan, visible in Sasa 11 wharf and some part of Panacan area, directly parallel to the famous Bat cave of Samal Island.

Vanishing island are among the best place to visit when in Samal island, a fringing reef with seagrasses and mangroves away from residential areas clear blue waters best for snorkeling.

After the fun and good times please I personally appeal to the readers to keep the ocean clean and leave no plastics.  Plastics and non- biodegradable wastes causes magroves and seagrasses destruction and deterrent to the health of these vulnerable plants.  Help save our marine frontier..we only have one…

Also if you visit Vanishing Island you will get to see the DENR and LGU’s mangrove plants these help the islets accumulate sand without artificial interventions and increase juvenile fish stocks for the local fisherfolks.  Kindly, refrain from destroying the structures that help these propagules  to grow.  Also the mangroves provide shed to those people who will visit and stay till high tide.

Huge star fish which fed mainly of seagrasses are among the popular species in the seabed of Vanishing island refrain also from extracting these vulnerable species.

How to get here:

In Babak Wharf you can ask the locals and the city tourism center which is visible when arriving from Babak Wharf.  Haggle for the best price which range from Php 700- 1,000, best is to have more friends to share with expenses.

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~ by Feritz Nang on May 17, 2012.

One Response to “Vanishing Island / Samal Island”

  1. Here’s my recent shot of your “Sanipaan” (I do like the old name better)… http://kodakerdabawenya.com/2011/10/19/touchdown-on-a-vanishing-island/

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