Siete Pecados (Seven Deadly Sins in Spanish) is a group of seven small isles that reside in the Coron passage between Busuanga and Coron Islands, just some 300 meters from the Busuanga shore, and around 2 kilometers from the Coron town. As such, it is very easily and quickly reached by a boat. According to the local legend, seven sisters defied their mother and went swimming against her wishes. As a consequence for their “sin” they all drowned, and afterwards, seven small islands sprouted from the sea. Nobody knows if the story is true, but don’t let it scare you and discourage you from visiting Siete Pecados, or you will miss probably the best snorkeling spot in all of Coron.
Siete Pecados isles are surrounded by water and can’t be accessed on land, so the boats drop anchor and you can jump in the water right away. Already from the boat you will be able to see all the way to the bottom of the sea, since the water is clear and visibility excellent. Once you dip in the pleasant water, you will experience serenity and beauty that is rarely seen. Fish are abundant and not afraid of people, therefore you will be able to “swim with the fish” in the most literal sense there is. The sea floor is rich in vibrantly-colored corals. Angel fish is the most widespread, including some rare marine species like the stingray, sea turtle, and even the great whale shark, the largest fish in existence! If you have an underwater camera you simply must bring it with you and grab pictures of this life-sized aquarium. It will make for some amazing photos for your album.
The currents know to be quite strong here, which you need to be wary of, but it also means you won’t have to paddle much and disturb the fish, rather just relax and coast effortlessly.
Perhaps the only drawback is that Siete Pecados can get quite busy during peak season, as it is one of the most popular destinations in Coron, but once you get in the water you simply forget about everything and give in to the beauty.