Information About ‘Scuba Diving’ in The Philippines

Scuba Diving Paradise Of Moalboal Cebu

Friday, February 13th, 2009
Scuba Diving Turtle Bay Moalboal Cebu
Photo courtesy Turtle Bay Dive Resort

Scuba diving paradise of Moalboal, Cebu: OK, I accept that I am biased as I am lucky enough to spend my days running (my wife Fe will object to this verb as it implies action) a boutique dive resort overlooking Moalboal Bay and the Tanon Strait. The Tanon Strait bottoms-out at around 500meters, divides Cebu Island from neighbouring Negros Island, and is home to one of the largest collection of whales, dolphins, sharks and whale sharks in the Philippines.

Getting back to the topic of this article, I borrowed a few words from an article recently published in Plongée (in the November 2008 edition of this French Dive Magazine) and written by the well known underwater photographer from Marseille – Henri Eskenazie

James Bond Scuba Equipment – DataMask

Friday, February 13th, 2009
James Bong Scuba Gear Datamask from Oceanic
Photo courtesy Oceanic

James Bond Scuba Gear - DataMask

James Bond scuba equipment - DataMask - will be on display at the Philippine Boat Show 2009 for the first time in the Philippines. DataMask is new from Oceanic and really does change things for recreational scuba divers, professional and technical divers, and for people with certain physical handicaps, wishing to go scuba diving along side the more able-bodied.

DataMask combines technologies tested to exceed even James Bond's rugged requirements

How To Feed A Sea Turtle

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Launch this How To Video!

Video courtesy Most Excellent Adventures

Directions: How to Feed A Sea Turtle. Following the success of the How To Jump Off A Boat video in the last issue, this video introduces a green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), munching its way through a sparse field of sea grass near Club Paradise island resort, northern Palawan. In this How To Feed a Green Sea Turtle video, those scuba diving nearby introduce themselves to the green sea turtle and offer some sea grass from their hands; watch as the green sea turtle politely accepts the offering, thanks the scuba divers by waving at the camera and then swims off, with its passenger load of remoras, to regain some privacy. A thoroughly civilised sea turtle.

Scuba Diving Coron Wrecks

Friday, January 23rd, 2009
Wreck Diving Coron northern Palawan
Photo courtesy Sea Dive Resort

Scuba Diving Coron wrecks: northern Palawan is known for dramatic limestone cliffs and thermal lakes, but it might be said that it took an act of war to turn scenic Coron on Busuanga Island, into one of the best scuba diving destinations in the World.

Early in the morning of 24th September, 1944, a wave of Hell Diver bombers burst out of a cloud bank, high above Coron Bay and commenced their rapid descent towards an unsuspecting quarry. The American fast carrier force, in the Leyte Gulf of the Philippine Sea, launched a daring long-distance aerial raid on a Japanese supply convoy hiding in Coron Bay

First Freediving School in the Philippines

Friday, January 2nd, 2009
Photograph, Freediving with Turtle, Cebu, Philippines

Photo courtesy Boy Ramon Siojo

Freediving is simply said: diving with a single breath of air. If you go into more detail for some, freediving is a way to enjoy the depths of the ocean without the need of heavy, clumsy and uncomfortable scuba diving equipment. Others see freediving as an extreme sport, with the uniqueness of requiring deep relaxation and peace in contrast to most other adrenaline pumping extreme sports. Some others also see freediving as an discipline for hunting underwater. Regardless of what draws one into the practice of Freediving, it is a form of meditation and relaxation that very often leads to a positive change in one's awareness of oneself and the surrounding environment.

Many now will say: "But I cannot hold my breath for a long time!"; you can! Within only two days you can learn the basic techniques of freediving

Scuba Diving Seen as Hedge Against Recession

Thursday, December 18th, 2008
Photograph, Scuba diving, Puerto Galera

According to dive shop operators that we spoke to within the last ten days, in Puerto Galera, Mactan Island and Subic Bay, the Philippine scuba diving business is solid and shows no signs yet of suffering from the global recession.

Part of the reason for the resilience of Philippine scuba diving was put down to the fact that most international arrivals in the past month had already booked and paid for their Philippine diving vacations long before the recession took hold in the rest of the world. But along La Laguna and Sabang Beaches in particular the resilience was attributed to the “value for money” that scuba divers can find in the Philippines. Apart from the Great Barrier Reef in Australi