The Lake Bababu is situated between Melgar in Basila, Dinagat Islands, and Puerto Princesa. Locals believed that the lake is sacred and it has healing powers. Many believed that there are ancestral spirits in the lake that proctects it.
Lake Bababu is a mountain lake attached by the walls of granite.
The Lake is composed or sea water and fresh water because the lake is connected to the sea. The part is made possible by a cave below the lake.
This cave add some thrill in taking to the lake. Many cave divers around the country even tourist trave to explore the beauty of the lake. Just like in the movies where they dare to swim inside the underwater cave.
The cave that connects the lake and sea is about 700 feet. There are no gas reserves inside the cave so if you want to still live, make sure you are:
•Highly Trained in this activity
•Physically fit to dive
There are many people who dare to challenge this lake and as far as safety, there are no incidents of death in the history.
You can also come to the Lake Bababu by trekking though the forests and mountains. There are many different animals and plants the you can see during the trip. It may take some time, but reaching the lake is enough to take your stress away where you can enjoy the fresh air and the beauty of the lake.
Activities in Lake Bababu:
Technical Cave Diving
The underwater cave of Lake Bababu is located in Barangay Melgar, Basilisa Province of Dinagat Island its the Philippines longest underwater cave to date about 700 to 750 feet long.The Lake Bababu name from the Bisaya “Baba ng Buaya” means mouth of a crocodile. Although this name came from a crocodile mouth shaped rock formation or there used to be a crocodiles here.