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Calumbuyan Island

The 835first island on our family tour. located 2-3 hours away by boat from the port of Coron the island is famous for it’s white sand beaches and great coral cover on the east side of the island. The snorkeling is world class as the fishes are not afraid of people. You need to pay for an entrance fee of P100.00 per person before you can dock as as most of the islands in the Coron chain are privately owned by the Tagbanua people, who consider these lands ancestral and tribal domains. The water is clear almost every time of the year. Please be warned though that the water current is quite strong in this area and maybe a hazard to none swimmers. Sticking to the beach is very much advised.

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The Island of Coron

The096_e island of Coron is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the Philippine island chains. This is located at the northern tip of Palawan. Getting here is just 30 minutes flight from the capital city of Manila along 3 local flights, Cebu Pacific, PAL and Air Philippines. Try to get your camera out from your bag and get a window seat at the back of the wing the aerial shots of the islands are not to be missed!

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OffCheckout 0909 063 the coast of Balayan Bay, near the boarders of Bauan and San Luis Batangas lies a modest resort situated at the tip of what cartographers call Ligpo point. This is a place with great history especially for the seasonal visitors that come over twice a year headed by none other than Sir Louie Mencias a well renowned NAUI dive Instructor, present chairman of the Philippine Commission on Sports SCUBA Diving and head instructor of the two university based skin diving classes from both the University of the Philippines and the Ateneo De Manila University.

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Diver’s Sanctuary

Heading _MG_0224_eoff to Diver’s Sanctuary is a 3 hour ride by private car or van via the South Luzon Express Way (SLEX). Exiting out to the Santa Rosa Exit and turning RIGHT to the highway going up to Tagaytay, Turn RIGHT at the end of the road when you see the majestic Taal Volcano. Make a LEFT at the Tagaytay Rotunda and move along the highway. Your next LEFT will be about 20km along the way just right after the San Miguel rest house on your left, but before the Petron Gas station which is also on your left. This is the mountain road going to the town of Lemery. Drive on it till you reach the very end and turn LEFT on the main intersection to the Batangas provincial road. You will hit Lemery in a few minutes. Traffic permitting, take the RIGHTMOST ROAD to enter the town, upon entering you would have to drive to the very edge of the main road to another intersection this is where you will turn right, just after the bridge. Take the LEFTMOST ROAD by the church in the middle if the street this will lead you to a small guard house at the middle of the road at the very end of the road with rice fields along each side of the street. This is your marker to turn RIGHT. It’s also advisable to go down here and buy lots of bread from the local bakery; you will use this as fish food for the fishes later in your trip so buy lots of it J. The end of the road will be marked by a gym on your right and a church on your left. Turn LEFT here. You will notice that the roads will be getting smaller; you are on the right track! Driving along this service road you will be greeted by local fishermen and children all playing in the roads or in the sea. Here to your RIGHT you will find the entrance to the parking area of Diver’s Sanctuary. Your cars are safe here with 24 hour surveillance. Just park them properly so that you don’t block anyone suddenly leaving or arriving from the resort.

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Paru-parong Bukid

December 13 was the grand opening of Paruparong Bukid in Babatngon, Leyte. The resort host one of the biggest and best butterfly farms in the island. Perfect for the insect and Macro photographer enthusiast

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