As Balintang Channel is where Pacific Ocean meets the West Philippine sea, waves are always high and too turbulent for small boats during the storm season until January. The best time to get here would be during February to May.
Going to Calayan Islands, is a especially requested side trip to the boatmen we hired from Sta. Ana. After reaching near the shore of Camiguin (a different island from the more famous Camiguin of Mindanao), we stopped for a while to snorkel the area and we were surprised with species of fishes that thrive on its coral reefs. Discontented we removed of our life jackets and dived further down 5 meters below to see this magnificent view.
Joey (boatman, Sta. Ana) +63 916 2532759
This itinerary is part of Schadow1 Expeditions Mapping Advocacy of Cagayan Valley and nearby islands to which data gathered in this snorkeling and diving itinerary has been contributed to the +OpenStreetMap Philippines project for free use of adventure enthusiasts who plan to reach the islands using GPS assistance.
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For a more detailed account of Schadow1 Expeditions' Palaui Island and Cagayan Valley Mapping Expedition, check on the links below:
- Roadtrip to Cagayan Valley and Island Trekking at Palaui and Calayan
- Palaui Island and the Serene Cape Engano, a mountaineer and a beach bum's Paradise
- Anguib Beach, Tranquility at the Northeastern Tip of Luzon
- Crocodile Island of Cagayan, an islet with many names
- Uncovering the treasures of Balintang Channel from Calayan Group of Islands
- Callao Cave System, one of the largest cave systems in the Philippines is here at Cagayan
- Tuguegarao, the Gateway to Cagayan Valley's Tourism