The Philippines is positioning itself as the freediving capital of Asia.
Department of Tourism (DOT) sees massive potential for the watersport activity to attract more tourists in the county, although it is still an emerging attraction.
?The aim of DOT is to expand our tourism project. Freediving is still in its infancy but we see a lot of interest from our local and foreign partners,? said DOT Undersecretary for Tourism Development Benito Bengzon Jr. during the Philippine Freediving Expedition press conference yesterday in Shangri-La?s Mactan Resort and Spa.
The country is said to be ...
Fresh air, stunning views, splendid corals and white beaches await you when you visit the beautiful island of Malapascua located in northern part of Cebu, the Queen City of the South.
We spent a week diving off Malapascua Island off Cebu in the Philippines. It is probably the only place in the world where you can reliably see Thresher Sharks. There are many other really good diving opportunities off Malapascua and the surrounding Islands, including Gato Island. We used Thresher Shark Divers while we were there. This was my second time diving with them. They are a very safe and organized dive operation.
Online pressure has prompted the Philippines' national airline, Philippine Airlines (PAL), to publicly announce its commitment to sustainable development approximately 12 hours after a petition at change.org against shark fin transport was launched by marine conservationists known as Save Sharks Network Philippines.
According to PAL's press release, posted on the airline's website and Facebook page on April 23, the country's flag carrier will "formalize and strengthen a freight policy it has recently adopted to stop the shipment of shark fin in support of its overall commitment to sustai ...
Saving Thresher Sharks campaign October 12, 2016, an update from Save Sharks Network Philippines:
Thresher sharks are now protected globally after being voted into Appendix II of CITES last 3 October 2016 which regulates international trade. Under Philippine fishery laws, they will be automatically protected in the country when the listing takes effect by October 2017. In addition, all Thresher sharks are now protected globally after being voted into Appendix II of CITES last 3 October 2016 which regulates international trade. Under Philippine fishery laws, they will be automatically protec ...
Hi, everyone! My good friend, Kai, recently reached out to me and asked me to help spread the word on her campaign against slaughtering thresher sharks in Cebu. Below is an article she sent, and I hope you guys can take the time to read so you can become more aware of this sad issue, and join Kai in her fight.
Across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island lies the small, but idyllic Malapascua Island. The island is only 2.5 kilometers long and barely a kilometer wide, renowned for its fine, white sand beaches, making it a popular summer hideaway for Cebuanos. But it was o ...