Category: Philippines

[VIDEO] The tiny underwater world of Dauin, Philippines

Just 20 minutes driving in the direction of the South from Dumaguete, in the volcanic island of Negros in the Philippines, is hidden the scuba diving gem of Dauin and its fantastic muck diving. In quite unusual locations such as Dauin's deserted sandy slopes with old tires used as a reef, the substrate from the volcanic ...

[VIDEO] Diving in Pescador Island, Moalboal, Philippines

Only 3 hours of driving from Cebu City in the Visayan islands, Moalboal is very famous within scuba divers for its dive site of Pescador Island. It was my first scuba diving stop in my Island hopping tour in the Visayas, but definitely not the least interesting. Moalboal is very famous for its scuba diving ...

[VIDEO] Diving the Doña Marilyn shipwreck, Philippines

Wreck diving is always a highlight within the different options of adventure diving. Even if most of the time there is a sad story behind it, I tend to prefer the atmosphere of witnessing an underwater historical memory rather than playing around a fake wreck which is there just to attract tourists. The story of ...

Playing Hide and Seek with the thresher shark in Malapascua, Philippines

Going to the Philippines without indulging myself with some relaxing time on a paradise island? No, of course, that was not possible! But instead of going to the overcrowded touristy Bocaray, I decided to end my island-hopping tour in the Visayas by Malapascua, the tiny island on the north-east tip of Cebu Island. Only 2km long ...

Muck diving paradise in Dauin, Philippines

Negros was the 3rd step of my island hopping tour in the Visayas in the Philippines. Surprisingly, I found out on the ferry between Tagbilaran in Bohol and Dumaguete in Negros that most travellers were stopping on Siquijor, the island of the witches, and not visiting Negros. Let me assure you that even if you are ...

2 weeks in the Philippines: island hopping in the Visayas

I thought I was going back to South East Asia another time… I was wrong and so surprised at what I found in the Philippines. It was definitely different but in the end, it was better than expected. Why? It was like all my previous trips in Asia and Latin America prepared me to blend into ...

[VIDEO] Diving the white-tip shark cavern of Gato Island, Philippines

During my relaxing stay on the paradise island of Malapascua, at the North of Cebu Island, I had the opportunity to go on a couple of day trips to go diving a bit further away. In the video below, you will see what was my favourite spot: Gato island. About 1 hour of boat ride from ...