Scuba Diving in Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Friday, February 26, 2016

Barely eight months after Typhoon Yolanda devastated the Central Philippines, Ate Claudia and I set foot in Guiuan, the southernmost municipality of Eastern Samar. The town was our rendezvous for a detour trip after our scheduled dives in Biliran Island got cancelled due to unfavorable…

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Dive Report: Back to Moalboal

Monday, January 4, 2016

There’s something about Moalboal that beckons my senses, the sardine run, I guess. I haven’t seen other dive site in the Philippines that matches the rare phenomenon. Drifting underneath the millions of sardines that cloud the blue water above is such a defining experience. Its…

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Scuba Diving in Romblon: Blue Hole and Gorda Wall

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Romblon is not an easy place to get to. There is no commercial airline flying to the province to date. So unless you can charter your own plane, you must endure the twelve hour of ferry ride from Batangas City. But its isolation is a…

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Diving in The Maldives: Miyaru Faru and Kuda Giri in South Male Atoll

Monday, September 29, 2014

I was half-hearted when I booked my dives in the Maldives. With diving rate that is almost double than what I usually pay for when diving in the Philippines, I almost backed out. After all, the underwater scenery is pretty much like the same in…

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Return to the Depths of Balingoan: Banaug Shoal & Lapinig Island

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

For two main reasons, the lesser known town of Balingoan is one of my favorite places in the Philippines for scuba diving. First is of course because of its rich marine life; and second, the absence of the usual tourist traffic that the other known…

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Scuba Diving in Krabi (Thailand): Koh Dak Mai, King Cruiser & Shark Point

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Krabi, the place popularized by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Holywood movie “The Beach”, is one of Thailand’s tourists hotspots. With its powdery white sand beaches, limestone island cliffs, turquoise water and vivid underwater life, no doubt that it is indeed one of the best places in the…

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