Cathedral Marine Sanctuary
Approximately 23 meters off Bagalangit Point
lies a giant rock formation that looks like a roofless underwater amphitheatre.
Originally barren, the Cathedral has been seeded with corals. Moorish idols,
parrot fish, and the usual reef dwellers all cluster around divers and
peer into their masks.
Extensive coral formation on a shallow, steep
slope. On the south side of this open-water area, a ledge drops to about
20 to 30 meters from close to the surface.
On the surface, this island resembles a hat underwater, so its profile make
the name Sombrero even more appropriate.
The rim of the "hat" stretches a long way underwater from north to south.
Gorgonians, black coral, shells, turtles, rays, grunts, jacks, snappers,
and a great variety of soft corals are scattered all over the place. Currents
are normally strong during the full moon.
The rim of the drop-off due west of Sepok
Point and running southwest is a very good divesite with a wide variety
of marine life. A great number of small reef fish dart in and out of the
This open reef is for experienced divers only
and its exploration requires help from local dive guides. The rock itself
is surrounded by a fairly shallow area at about 12 meters, ending in a
series of drop-offs running down to about 20 meters or more.