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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Diving in Tawi-Tawi: The Underwater Treasures of Bongao

Friday, December 20, 2013

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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