Moalboal Shoal is just a three-hour drive west of Cebu, lying on the west coast of the island, with access to some exciting diving just minutes from the coast. There is not a huge amount going on along the coastline of Moalboal other than the odd fishermen peering down at the coral walls below or wading through the tidal flats in search of exciting inhabitants.
Moalboal originally b ...
ecame famous for the island of Pescador, just a 15 minute boat ride from the mainland and home to an extraordinary marine life phenomenon. A school of hundreds and thousands of sardines used to reside here but much to the confusion of the locals is now sitting about 100m off the shoreline of Moalboal. People visit Moalboal especially to see the sardines and it is easy to see why. Descending through the cloud of fish, getting lost in sardines, they dance backwards and forwards glittering in the water column. It is a spectacular site.
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The reason we wanted to learn freediving is, that freedivers usually have the best encounters with marine life and additionally are able to take great pictures and videos of it. You move freely and peacefully under water, without any heavy equipment or producing bubbles. Thats why fish react positively and without fear you become a part of the ocean somehow. And since weve already planned some very special marine life encounters for this year, were certain, that our freediving adventures have only just begun.
To learn Freediving as our new skill we found out about Freediving Planet and thei ...
Youll most likely be starting your journey from Mactan-Cebu International Airport. From the airport grab a white taxi from the taxi rank (located to the right of the airport exit) and head to the south bus terminal in Cebu City. Once there, you will be asked by many bus drivers where you are going and they will help point you in the right direction. Its a little confusing at first but the buses have their destination and route located in the front window. There are two buses that go to Moalboal, one via Birili and one vio Bato. Be sure to get the big yellow Ceres Liner that takes you via biri ...
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Were you among the captivated viewers of Atom Araullos "Philippine Seas" documentary aired by GMA 7 on November 5.
It was excellently crafted and for advocates, a much-needed platform to highlight not just the world-renowned beauty of our seascapes but also of the dire challenges faced by our fisherfolk, and marine wildlife and ecosystems in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
For us in Cebu, there was excitement seeing the Moalboal sardines shoal being featured and which we can appreciate, as responsible tourists, to marvel at year-round.
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Scuba diving in Moalboal with the sardines and whale sharks. Baitball action on Moalboal house reef.
Klement 09 this is my batch that finished the Nursing Programme in Mountain View College, Philippines in 2009. After graduation, we all went different ways. Too many different ways, and too far! LOL. Although we try to keep in touch through any form of social media, it is becoming so impossible to actually meet everyone in person. These people, along with our instructors and the great experiences during nursing school days, have influenced me in so many ways and I have learned so much of lifes lessons from them. They taught me how to laugh at my own mistakes and be brave enough to accept them, ...