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Sunday, November 11, 2012


Vanishing Island is a small strip of white sand island situated a few minutes away from the coast of Tambo, Babak in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS), Province of Davao del Norte. The Island is usually visible only during low tide, and is easily noticeable from a distance because of the presence of some houses floating directly on the surface of the ocean.  These houses are intended for visitors who want to stay in the Island longer. During high tide, it is possible to walk on the Island with the waters reaching only just about the ankles. The Island quickly disappears during high tide, only to be visible again when the water subsides. With its crystal clear waters and breathtaking underwater view of coral wonders, the Island is surely one of the top snorkeling and diving destinations in Davao City.

The Vanishing Island is a protected marine reserve where several mangrove trees have been planted within the Island to further support marine life.

How to get to the Vanishing Island
A small boat ride will take you to the Vanishing Island from Barangay Tambo, Samal which is accessible via a 15-minute ferry boat ride from km 11, Sasa Port, Davao City.

The houses are intended for visitors who want to stay in the Island longer

Crystal clear waters of the Island
Aerial view of the Vanishing Island


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