Underwater Philippines

Philippines are paradise for diving. Divers would be able to tell more about that. We are not divers, but we agreeJ. We like to snorkel and that way we are able to see life underwater. What we saw in sea of Philippines exceeded all our expectations. Wonderful corals and coral reefs with animals – big and small – that live together in symbiosis.

We were thrilled with turtles, especially on Apo Island, Philippines pearl that is luckily remote enough not to be too touristic. And whale sharks in Oslob. When you have the opportunity to swim among them, you can be just grateful, humble and endlessly respectful.

But those aren´t the only beautiful destinations to observe life underwater. Among Oslob and Apo Island we also visited Balicasag, little island near Bohol – only an hour away with a boat from Alona beach in Panglao. Coral reef on Balicasag is really beautiful with many fishes of all colors, small and big. But what we didn´t like on Balicasag was mass tourism and therefore many people by this coral reef. Maybe someone could disregard that, we couldn´t, not totally. That´s why we wouldn´t go there again – despite rally beautiful coral reefs and corals.

On the other hand we would definitely visit Port Barton once again as well as island hoping (boat trip) to nearby coral reefs and also on German and Paradise Island. I recommend that to all of you intending to visit Port Barton. You can also observe underwater marine life on island El Nido on north side of Palawan. If you intend to visit El Nido, don´t leave out island hoping. We took tour A, that is to hidden lagoons and we were thrilled.

Those were area where we enjoyed underwater marine life. Certainly there are many more paradise places that we didn´t find. One of them is Coron – an island with bays, lagoons and neighbor islands north of Palawan, that we didn´t have time to visit. It was left as excuse to come back to Palawan one day.

Maybe you won´t be short of time when staying there?