Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving in Moalboal, Cebu: The Sardine Run of Pescador Island

Posted on December 17, 2013

The marvelous sardine run of Pescador Island in Moalboal, Cebu can be admired by diving or snorkeling! The term “sardine run” originally refers to the congregation of billions of sardines – or more specifically the Southern African pilchard Sardinops sagax – in southern Africa from May through July when these fish species spawn in the cool waters of the Agulhas Bank and move northward along the east coast of South Africa.But schools of a smaller scale outside South Africa have alsoRead More

Scuba Diving in Maasim, Sarangani

Posted on October 17, 2013

A white leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus) rests of red fan coral When it comes to scuba diving in the Philippines, Mindanao rarely gets mentioned. I got certified in Punta Bilar Dive Center in Surigao City, and was looking forward to exploring lesser-known dive sites in the southern Philippines. Last August, a friend from Davao del Sur invited me to join a weekend dive at Sarangani Bay – one of most bountiful bodies of water in the country. A white-eyed morayRead More

Learn Scuba Diving at Punta Bilar Dive Center in Surigao City! [SP]

Posted on July 11, 2013

Learning to scuba dive at the house reef of Punta Bilar Dive Center in Surigao City Over the past summer, my interest in the marine world has exponentially grown, having gone snorkeling in Coron, Boracay and Apo Island. So imagine my excitement when Punta Bilar Dive Center in Surigao City offered a Scuba Diving International (SDI) Open Water Scuba Diver course to support my underwater exploration of one of the world’s most important marine biodiversity hotspots! The Philippines is locatedRead More