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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

Camiguin Island: Snorkeling at the Sunken Cemetery

Posted on December 14, 2013

Snorkeling above the old cross marker of the Sunken Cemetery in Catarman, Camiguin Minacious clouds curled up around the volcanic peaks of Camiguin as our outrigger canoe slid past the three-storey high concrete cross looming over a sunken graveyard.   The violent birth of Mt. Vulcan ­­– a volcanic cinder cone of Mt. Hibok-Hibok – caused some areas of the Spanish colonial town of Bonbon, most notably its cemetery, to subside from 1871 to 1875. The earthly upheaval also destroyed theRead 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

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