Alad is an inhabited island close to Romblon Island. On the west coast you find wide fields of soft and leather corals with abundant hydrozoans and colorful sponges. On the east coast there are large table and staghorn corals. Well known is Alad Marine Sanctuary for its high biodiversity and its fields of big barrel sponges.
Dive sites at Alad Island – Alad Marine Sanctuary
This dive site is located in a marine protected area and is known for its vast fields of soft and leather corals. Near the beach the soft corals gently move in the surf. There are large barrel sponges and hydroids, too. This special coral community is a habitat to numerous marine species like marble snake eels, seamoths, frogfish, dragon shrimp and lots of Durban shrimp. This dive site is not only suitable for scuba diving but also for snorkeling and swimming.
Dive sites at Alad Island – Alad Sanctuary Garden
This large wall is covered in soft and leather corals, sponges and hydroids. Like Alad Sanctuary Garden it is located in the Marine Sanctuary area of Alad Island.
Dive sites at Alad Island – Alad North
Alad North is characterized by an impressive landscape of table corals. Spread over a wide slope, table corals found in many colors and diameters.
Dive sites at Alad Island – Alad South
In Alad South there are stretches of sand and large coral blocks. Especially the mix of various coral species is very interesting. At the entry point you can observe a large field of garden eels. This site is not only suitable for sucba diving but also for snorkeling and swimming.
Dive sites at Alad Island – Channel of Alad
This drift dive connects the two islands Logbon and Alad. Here you can see lots of coral blocks teeming with marine life, swarm fish, rays and sometimes sharks.