Tag : snorkeling

I Found My New Travel Buddy

I Found My New Travel Buddy

Last year, also the second year of my travel, I applied for a life insurance for myself. After my agent reviewed my accomplished application form, it was a surprise when he gave me a tip to switch my answer to no that questioned my involvement in extreme activities like diving. Since I already did scuba […]

Summer Cruise: Of Chillin' Snorkelin', Corals and Scuba

Summer Cruise: Of Chillin’ Snorkelin’, Corals and Scuba

It was like another summer to remember in one of the Saturdays of September. Straight from my late work shift and caffeine-filled mornight, I went alone to San Luis, Batangas to experience discovery scuba diving. Even though this was my third time, the thrill and excitement were still present. My first two dives happened in […]

El Nido or Coron? 12 Factors to Consider in Choosing One Over the Other

El Nido or Coron? 12 Factors to Consider in Choosing One Over the Other

The islands of El Nido had received some bright spotlight from various international travel magazines and blogs like Travel and Leisure, National Geographic and CNN. But the world might be overlooking an equally stunning place called Coron (Calamian Islands). Both archipelagos of towering limestone formations are located in northern Palawan. In case you are still […]

  • Fishes of Siquijor
    Fishes of Siquijor
  • Fishes of Siquijor
    Fishes of Siquijor
  • Fishes of Siquijor
    Fishes of Siquijor
  • Fishes of Siquijor
    Fishes of Siquijor
  • Fishes of Siquijor
    Fishes of Siquijor

Fishes of Siquijor

The original plan is to snorkel in Tubod Marine Sanctuary near the popular Coco Grove Beach Resort. However the waves are as high and as powerful as the waves for intermediate surfing due to habagat or the southwest monsoon winds. So from San Juan, we went to the next town of Siquijor where the waves are relatively pacific. And there is the Caticugan Marine Sanctuary waiting for us. The calmness and clarity of the water while the starfishes scattered welcoming us add excitement.

We enjoyed the activity greeting protected creatures of Caticugan. We saw colorful and camera-loving fishes, sophisticated corals and even sea snakes (or are they just eels). Just look at those creatures in these funny comic strips. We didn’t notice that we actually took a long time in those Siquijor waters. But we had to catch the only fast craft ride back to Dumaguete in the sea port few minutes away from the sanctuary. So we left the sanctuary but with high hopes. Caticugan Marine Sanctuary is just a preview of the marine biodiversity of the island. We would see more if we scuba dive next.

  • #1. Be surprised how its seaport will welcome you
    #1. Be surprised how its seaport will welcome you
  • #2. Snorkeling in marine sanctuaries
    #2. Snorkeling in marine sanctuaries
  • #3. Observe the common among Church entrances when you do Visita Iglesia
    #3. Observe the common among Church entrances when you do Visita Iglesia
  • #4. Walk between tall mangroves
    #4. Walk between tall mangroves
  • #5. Cliff diving  in Salagdoong Beach Resort
    #5. Cliff diving in Salagdoong Beach Resort
  • #6. Feel the trees of Lazi town
    #6. Feel the trees of Lazi town
  • #7. Do a Tarzan in Cambugahay Falls
    #7. Do a Tarzan in Cambugahay Falls
  • #8. Book a cheap inn by the beach
    #8. Book a cheap inn by the beach
  • #9. Free fish spa right in the middle of the city
    #9. Free fish spa right in the middle of the city
  • #10. Enjoy Lugnason Falls solo
    #10. Enjoy Lugnason Falls solo

Top Ten Things To Enjoy in Siquijor

The island of Siquijor is relatively small province of only six towns but it holds a lot of surprises that would erase your first impression of the island. Beyond the supernatural stories, Siquijor lives to its name the Mystical Island because of the enchantment from its natural landscapes and seascapes. You know good things will come as the white beach just near its seaport welcomes you. You can bike around and hop on and hop off between old churches, waterfalls, marine sanctuaries and springs. Most of the activities here are for free and cheap.

That Power: Adrenaline Rush Moments

The ultimate PIOLO, Pucha I Only Live Once, moments of my travels since 2012 up to Weekend #62 of 2014.

  • Tandem Paragliding in Carmona, Cavite
  • Whitewater Rafting in Cagayan de Oro
  • Ziplining in Eden Nature Park & Resort, Davao
  • G-MAX Reverse Bungy & GX-5 Extreme Swing in Clarke Quay, Singapore
  • Scuba Diving, Kayaking and Snorkeling in Danjugan Island, Negros Occidental
  • Ziplining in Dakak Adventure Zone, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Mountain Hiking in Pico de Loro, Tarak Cliff in El Nido, Mt. Maculot, and Mt. Pulag
  • Monkey Bridge Crossing in Mt. Manalmon

Music by Will.I.Am & Justin Bieber, “That Power”
Dead Cat Bounce Remix