Monday, 28 January 2013

Moalboal --- Another Diving Paradise


Pescador Island from Panagsama Beach
After 11 years, I was back in Moalboal!

Moalboal is a town south of Cebu. A favorite weekend destination for locals and a favorite spot for divers.  Having been based in Cebu for about 6 years, it has been our favorite long-weekend destination whenever we have enough of Mactan Island. This is where I had my fill of the underwater world and where I spent lazy days with good friends.

A short , 2 1/2 hours ,  drive from Cebu City passing through the quaint town of Carcar, Moalboal is home to Pescador Island. One of best dive spots in the country.

Panagsama Beach
A resort near White Beach  --- a great house reef
So much has changed, but for the better. Even the diving improved. Well, as far as I can remember, I could not recall diving along Moalboal's wall (shore) was that great too!  

I went back in 2010 after watching a video footage of thresher sharks and sardine run. My dive buddies and I,  packed our bags at short notice to ensure we get to see this rare chance before it is too late.

Underwater shots along Moalboal reef
Photos of the pink diver by Jovic S; Stephen D; Raymund R.
At Moalboal reef -- huge fans abound

At Pescador Island

Diver enjoying the sardine run :)
Can you see it?

Moalboal reef diving

Pescador island diving

And we were not disappointed! We saw thresher sharks feeding almost every dive. Of course, the sardines where like there forever waiting for us. It was one hell of a weekend trip. I just ticked off 2 items on my bucket list: diving with a thresher shark and to witness a sardine run.

The thresher got too near but swiftly got away
A huge ball of sardines! (Photo courtesy of Jovic S.)


And here is a short video of the daily sardine run we witness at Pescador Island. Awesome and overwhelming!



video

One of those weekend trips I will not forget. One of those experiences I will treasure. On the same level as when I was able to dive with a whale shark. What an awesome underwater experience!

And here's the group shot and the droids of a gear!

The droids and its masters

With my Fey


4 comments:

  1. Very nice pictures. I wish we had taken underwater shots too.

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  2. Whoa! The shark looks scary! How close were you?

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Chris. Oh we were far. That's zoomed shot that is why it is grainy.

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