|Geographical location||11 ° 7 ′ N , 124 ° 15 ′ E|
Calangaman Island is an island in the Leyte Province of the Philippines . It is located about 15 km off the west coast of the island of Leyte , in the north of the Camotes Sea . The island is uninhabited and is administered by the greater Palompon community .
Calangaman Island is a sandbar rising above sea level that is formed on a coral reef , has the shape of a sickle and is several acres in size. At low tide, the island rises about two meters above sea level at its highest point and is overgrown with nipa and coconut palms . The island's coastline is the Nunez Shoal, which is considered a first-class diving area . Moray eels , stone fish , trigger fish , anemonefish and tube worms can be seen in the waters around the island .
Calangaman Island can be reached from the port of the municipality of Palompon, Villaba and from Bago City , Island of Cebu , with rented outrigger boats, the crossing takes about one to two hours, depending on the weather. From time to time the island is visited by the participants of cruises with inflatable boats, so-called Zodiacs.