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Summertime: Your Snorkeling Essentials

Ready to dip?? Wait. Got to prepare yourself first for the adventure to have more fun and protection in the experience. And t’is ’bout investing in equipments.

Okay, you could borrow; then again, more than the possibility of not having that ‘perfect fit’ — you could also risk damaging ’em, and t’is somethin’ that’s not yours?! So, here now are  snorkeling essentials that you would or could be needing. Just Click the Images.

FULL WETSUIT
HALF WETSUIT
SPORTS SWIMWEAR

Okay we need a swimwear, and if our chosen attire is other than the full wetsuit then we would especially need a sunscreen.

SNORKEL MASK: Good for beginners to advanced swimmers
DIVING MASK: Ideal for competent swimmers

For the mask, it is important to note the kinds of masks there is since it would be your aid to seeing and breathing underwater.

FLOATING VEST

And remember, more than just fun, keep safe with a vest.

GOPRO HERO4
ETCAM C5

Then of course, what is fun without memories — don’t forget your underwater camera! GoPro or more affordable ones will do.

SNORKELING BAG

Now if you don’t have a snorkeling belt to tag along your camera (and your kitchen sink hehe) underwater then bring a bag.

FLIPPERS
SNORKEL SHOES

For your footwear, you could either have flippers to speed up your swimming, or just shoes to protect your feet. Your choice.

WATERPROOF WRISTWATCH

Finally, it’s paramount to know time — even during ’em fun times and especially underwater — lest before you know it, it’s already dark.

DIVING FLASHLIGHT

Well, worry not though if you got a diving flashlight with you.

Oh so much to explore, so little time! Till next time!

Oslob. Whalesharks. And GoPro.

I used to hear from backpacker hostels that this is one reason why tourists flock Cebu. And yeah, it’s because of the ‘whaleshark’ watching.. Where? Some 128 kilometers down south of the province.

Oslob. In barangay Tan-awan.

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Whaleshark Watching sign: Brgy Tan-awan, Oslob
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To the Briefing Center

To Get Here: Get to South Bus Terminal first. From there, ride a bus with the Oslob signboard. The aircon fare to Poblacion (center) is P145/head, however, if you want to go straight to the ‘whaleshark watching’ site — it’s P170, as it’s about 10 kilometers or so further from the center.

If you want a more personalized trip, you could hire a cab to take you back and forth, drop you off, or even for moving around. Just contact 0943 5247120.

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The Briefing Center
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Whaleshark Watching Facts and Guidelines

Accommodations here ranges from P360/head (dorm type room) to a couple of thousands depending on the resort you’ll stay and the amenities that go with it.

Oslob is the last town on Cebu’s eastern coast ‘that is frequented’ by tourists — the next towns that follow towards or near Cebu’s tip are less travelled and so, buses are real few that it’d even be better to hire a ‘habal-habal’ or a cab to move around.

WHALESHARK WATCHING

Whalesharks are fed from 6AM to 10AM and so, that’s the time when ‘whaleshark watching’ is done. This means, you gotta wake up at around 5:30AM to prepare and be the among the first to see ’em whalesharks. Tell ya’, there are a lot whose lined up for this ‘show’, so not only would it be better to stay overnight in Oslob but also wake-up as early as you could. For accommodations, just contact 0943 5247120.

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Just further down the shore is where 'watchers' will gather
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One of the boats for the Whaleshark 'show'

The fee for this show? P500/head. This is good for 30 minutes and it includes a life vest and snorkels for you to swim side-by-side, yeah, with the ‘butanding’ (whaleshark)!

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So, get ready with your GoPro!

Otherwise, if you were just too shy to borrow from your bunk mate then still the same, take that dive and just cherish the ‘whaleshark watching’ experience! Enjoy!

Travel Time: White Beach | Basdaku in Pictures (Moalboal, Cebu)

Okay, we know that Moalboal is one of the Philippines’ key diving spots and is located in Cebu. But then, not everybody knows that it actually has not only one but a couple of beautiful beaches. Really. Still for this issue, let’s visit the area’s northern portion..

And onto the renown Basdaku.

00aab00aaaFrom the outset alone, you’ll know that a quiet, white sand beach is not just fun but romantically engaging as well.. Wow!
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00aaeOh yeah, if you wish you could even rent boats, too..00aad00aafThat is, to bring you to deeper waters, or to simply tour the stretch!00aagAnd did we mention that you could also camp?!? Must’ve noticed!
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00aaiIncidentally, Basdaku is also known as ‘White Beach’.. And its sandy coastline stretches 1 kilometer long. Just lovely, eh?!!