Glan, Sarangani, Philippines – Scuba divers can have extra choices in exploring the undiscovered marine world of southern Mindanao with the latest launch of the dive tourism program of Glan, Sarangani.
Held in the course of the city’s annual Mahin Pageant, the municipal authorities formally launched Sumbang Level and Binuni Reef dive spots together with the launch of the espresso desk guide titled “Uncover Glan’s different Paradise: It’s Underwater”.
“There are such a lot of issues that Glan will be happy with that we’ve saved for thus lengthy and it’s however excessive time for us now to find all these and present it off to the world. probably the most lovely municipalities in Sarangani and the Soccsksargen Area” says, Mayor Vivien Yap.
She stated that the undertaking launch is timed for the latest twenty fifth anniversary of the declaration of Sarangani Bay as a Protected Seascape by then-president Fidel Ramos. It was additionally later listed by the Division of Surroundings and Pure Assets as a Key Marine Biodiversity Space.
Sumbang Level, located close to Belimac Seaside Resort is habitat to 16 genera of arduous corals and 5 tender corals, and about 100 distinct marine species, together with hawksbill turtles, big clams, marble shrimps, and uncommon nudibranchs.
Binuni Reef, with a most depth of 12 meters, has a vertically-zoned intertidal space with patchy seagrass. The subtidal space is characterised by colonies of arduous corals of large, breaching, and encrusting life types. It additionally has 12 arduous coral and 4 tender coral genera, and 62 distinct fish species.
The dive tourism program is supported by the DENR, the Division of Tourism, and the Provincial Authorities. In 2017, Sarangani Bay was declared by the DOT because the diving haven of Soccsksargen throughout a dive safari.
Dives ought to be coursed by Sarangani Divers in Gen. Santos Metropolis, the accredited dive heart for correct documentation.
The bay covers an space of 215,950 hectares and can also be dwelling to yellowfin tuna, sperm whales, pilot whales, dolphins, clown fishes, lionfishes, sergeant fishes, and sea turtles. Its coral sources cowl greater than 2,293 hectares unfold in 20 coral reef areas with about 60 necessary dwell arduous coral genera, and 411 reef species.
Whale sharks, cheilinus undulatos (Mameng), and dugongs (sea cows), are additionally sometimes sighted, significantly on the western aspect of the bay.
Located on the bay’s jap half, Glan is understood for its powdery white sand coves, crystal-clear waters, and comfortable seashore resorts, most notably at Gumasa Seaside. It is usually host to the Sarangani Bay Pageant, the nation’s largest seashore get together which integrates environmental schooling, bodily wellness, and household recreation.