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

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Balingoan

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

Krabi, the place popularized by Leonardo DiCaprio’s hit 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…

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Diving in Tawi-Tawi: The Underwater Treasures of Bongao

Friday, December 20, 2013
Tawi-Tawi

Going to Tawi-Tawi is not as easy as 1-2-3 for two main reasons. First is, of course, its not so good image in the tourism landscape. Secondly, obviously because of its distance and isolation. The second one is given and we can’t do anything about…

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Diving in El Nido: Natnat, Entalula and Twin Rocks

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Diving in El Nido

There are places worth coming back even if it means long strenuous travel and quite hefty budget, El Nido is one of those. Three years have passed since Ate Claudia and I visited the place but it seemed to be a long time. The call…

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Diving in Biri

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Biri

Our continuous quest for off-beat dive sites brought Ate Claudia and I on the laid back island of Biri in Northern Samar, a place popular for its rock formations and usually out of the diver’s radar. Unknown to many though, the town offers some great…

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Diving in Lubang

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Lubang Island

Thinking of my activities for the next day made it hard for me to sleep on my first night in Lubang. The images of the lighthouse and the open blue water kept playing on my head when I closed my eyes. I was terribly excited!…

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