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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Diving in Biri

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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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Scuba Diving Siargao

Friday, August 16, 2013

On our continuous chase of off-the-beaten dive sites in the country, Ate Claudia and I reached the surfing haven in the northeastern Mindanao – Siargao Island. Situated off the coast of Surigao City and fronting the roaring Pacific Ocean, Siargao is famous for its waves….

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Diving in Coron: Irako, Kogyu Maru and East Tangat Wreck

Thursday, August 8, 2013
Diving in Coron

The history of scuba diving in Coron can be traced back in World War II when air strikes by United States Navy Task Force 38 on September 21, 1944 against Japanese Imperial Navy in Manila Bay forced the Japanese to transfer their remaining fleet to…

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