Schools in the Black Forest

The Black Forest dive site off of Balicasag Island is one of the most breathtaking underwater locations we have visited in the Philippines. Located a short distance from Alona Beach, the underwater slope boasts a rare forest of black coral growth featuring all the favorites: hawksbill turtles, scorpionfish, lionfish, bright yellow leaffish, tall-fin batfish, and giant white frogfish. But what really blew us away were the huge schools of swirling Jacks.

Since our temporary replacement underwater camera can’t be used while diving, I’ve embedded another diver’s Youtube video featuring the schools. Enjoy.

2 responses to “Schools in the Black Forest”

  1. avatar amyrenee says:


  2. avatar Tony says:

    Yes, the schools of fish were amazing. We really loved diving all the sites around Balicasag as well as the ones off Alona Beach.

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