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Diving in Balicasag Island, Bohol

Bohol By April 1, 2013 Tags: , , , , No Comments

As the boat was approaching Balicasag Island, I could not help but exclaim, “Welcome back to me, Balicasag!”

Balicasag Island happens to be one of my favorite islands to snorkel at. Though, I was, on a dive boat this time, with other divers, I was still not diving. I have yet to get a license. I just go on the dive boat all the time because, aside from other reasons, it’s really much cheaper that way. I brought my own snorkel and fins, so on this boat, I only had to pay Php300. This was one of the boats of Sierra Madre Divers.

Diving in Balicasag Island, Bohol

It is not Balicasag if I don’t take a photo with the lighthouse in it. I simply must.

Diving in Balicasag Island, Bohol

Snorkelers in the marine sanctuary.

Diving in Balicasag Island, Bohol

On a dive boat with loads of Koreans.

Diving in Balicasag Island, Bohol

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Snorkeling in Balicasag Island, Bohol

Bohol, Travel By September 16, 2010 Tags: , , , 9 Comments

For someone who lived in El Nido for a year, snorkeling every chance I could get, paddling to the nearby Cadlao Island almost every weekend, and spoiled by the corals of the place, it had since been difficult to find a place that I felt would rival my previous snorkeling experiences.

H maintains to this day that snorkeling is so much better in Coron than in El Nido, based on his experience in the island of North Cay. I stay mum on this topic since he has only been to El Nido twice whereas I have been to as many snorkeling sites and can not count how many snorkeling experiences I have actually had.

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North Cay Island, Coron, Palawan (with my cousin Romulus Rueda taking a photo of the boat)

I have been to many other places too, always in search of that good snorkeling spot, and have always come back disappointed.

Until I went to Balicasag Island in December of 2009.

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Diving Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines

Bohol By November 22, 2009 Tags: , , , , No Comments

I wish I was the one who took this video or even the one in it, but no, I just had to be the one watching it all green with envy. Hahaha. I got to this video because Kristelle tweeted it this morning. Thanks Kristelle! This video makes me look forward all the more to our Bohol trip on December 5-8, 2009. That’s just two weeks away! Yehey!! I wish we could scuba dive too!

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