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Southeast Asia Pilot by Bill O’Leary & Andy Dowden

Philippines Palawan Candabungan Islands to Dalihican

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C CANDABUNGAN ISLAND 10 miles from Balabac Island, Anchorage ‘A’

CANDABUNGAN ISLAND. 8° 7.655N, 117° 9.822E

This anchorage is between Mantangule and Candabungan islands in the channel.

Coming from the south, pass the outer reef and aim for the large tree in the centre of Mantangule Island before turning east and finding an anchorage. The anchorage shown is on a sandy shallow patch of 6 -13 metres and should be easy to find in any conditions. With good light conditions work your way in and find a place closer inshore.

D BYAN ISLAND 14 miles from Balabac Island, Anchorage ‘A’

BYAN ISLAND. 8° 9.519N, 117° 13.048E

An idyllic spot with a small settlement on the beach and friendly locals. Anchor close to the reef and beach in 12 metres on sand. Sheltered in most conditions except from the north/northwest.

E DALIHICAN ISLAND 22 miles from Balabac Island, Anchorage ‘A’

DALIHICAN ISLAND. 8° 18.550N, 117° 11.295E

The water is deep close to shore by the village but it is possible anchor in sand to the northeast by the small fishing hut which is on the edge of the reef. The reef dries so this is sheltered in most conditions.

Travel between the islands - Photo by Palawan BlogOn, the Department of Education Division of Palawan
Travel between the islands - Photo by Palawan BlogOn, the Department of Education Division of Palawan

While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this book is accurate, the charts of anchorages are based on personal experience and satellite imagery and are intended as a guide only. They should not be used for navigation. Please refer to Official Hydrographic Charts of the respective countries.

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