Shimizu or Simizu Island is part of El Nido Island Hopping Tour A, which is the most popular tour. This tour is a good mix of snorkeling and sightseeing, hanging on beaches and swimming.
According to legend, a group of divers were exploring the beautiful marine life in El Nido but unfortunately one of the divers wasn’t able to make his way back to the surface. The diver was found in an underwater tunnel in the Bacuit Bay. They decided to name the island after the diver’s name -- Shimizu.
Grim history aside, the island is considered to be one of the best snorkeling areas in El Nido. Expect to see colorful fish and spectacular corals.
Shimizu Island will be the place where you’ll have lunch and it can get pretty crowded. As alternative lunch stopover, tourist boats bring their guests to Payong-Payong Beach instead.