Sibuyan Sea

The Sibuyan Sea is a small sea in the Philippines that separates the Visayas from the northern Philippine island of Luzon.

Sibuyan Sea
Aerial view of Sibuyan Island within the sea
Sibuyan Sea
Location within the Philippines
Sibuyan Sea
Sibuyan Sea (Luzon)
Sibuyan Sea
Sibuyan Sea (Philippines)
Coordinates12°40′00″N 122°30′00″E
Basin countriesPhilippines

It is bounded by the island of Panay to the south, Mindoro to the west, Masbate to the east, and to the north Marinduque and the Bicol Peninsula of Luzon Island.

The Sibuyan Sea is connected to the Sulu Sea via the Tablas Strait in the west, the South China Sea via the Isla Verde Passage in the northwest, and the Visayan Sea via the Jintotolo Channel in the south-east. The Romblon Islands lie within the Sibuyan Sea.


The sea was the site of the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea on October 24, 1944, where the Japanese battleship Musashi was sunk and other ships were damaged.

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