Replies: 20 - Last Post: Jan 27, 2013 12:29 AM Last Post By: Jagman
Jan 24, 2013 3:21 AM
snorkeling moalboalI had lot of advises from Surfboy, you were right.....so I went from Quo vadis steps' did the whole leftside and also a bit tot the right in front of blue asys or something with that name, anyway the divingschool next tot quo vadis, which has a very Nice Reef, found out that they go sometimes to the Togo fishsanctuari and for 120 pesos they do take snorkelers, that was a Nice trip....I had about 1 hour to snorkel around...
I was there the day before by the road, as it is signposted soms were right on the road towards Moalboal, but when I arrived I telt SO stared at, I didn't go into the wather then. That was af ter I met a big black cow on my pad, I went back to one of the houses, a young mother showed me another pad, by that time I had company of a lot of children also
I had no currage thenanymore.
Anyway the boat might be an option for others like me, older lady traveling alone..and you don't have tot pay entree then as the boat stops just outdide the lines...
I enjoyed my time thee,
Jan 24, 2013 3:56 AM
1Glad to hear you had a good time here. No need to fear the cows just walk past them, and yes the local kids in that area are very intrigued by any visitors along that path. The boat trip to the sanctuary is a good idea and probably cheaper than tricycle. Unfortunate about the weather for the past few days, has made the water very cloudy..
Jan 24, 2013 7:17 AM
2I snorkel almost everyday in Moalboal for more than 2 months.
The corals right in front of Panasgma beach are pretty good, quite often I found turtles, water snakes, lion fishes, among others.
One day I visited one fish sanctuary (I known there is more), and where wasn't nothing there...perhaps I didn't went far enough. Since I never use a boat to snorkel in Moalboal.
P.S. surfboy I see that you are still in Moalboal. I was there this Christmas for 2 weeks, I wanted to met you, unfortunally the Thorn Tree was down the all time :-(((((
Jan 24, 2013 7:27 AM
Jan 24, 2013 10:59 AM
4I went to Moalboal last year, and yes, the snorkeling was great.
Now I want to go back to the Philippines, but want to try other places than Moalboal, but still a place, where I can go snorkeling from the beach and preferable on a house reef of where we will be staying. I'm just not quite sure, where this should be....are you able to help me here?
I have myself been looking at:
-Camotes Islands...not much to find about snorkeling online
-Apo Island...I think we will go here for sure
-Bantayan...is it just a sandy beach or do they have a wall with nice corals?
-Malapascua....snorkeling seems to be quite far out and you need a boat to reach nice corals?
As you can see, we would like to stay around Cebu Island or more to the east, but not sure if I'll find good places here. We did Panglao & Balicasac last year as well.
Kind regards, Anders
Jan 24, 2013 4:57 PM
Jan 24, 2013 5:47 PM
Jan 24, 2013 5:59 PM
7To reply to #4 also: Second the motion on Apo Island. Stay at Liberty's Lodge on Apo (look up their Web page), be prepared for dipper baths or cold showers and lack of electricity at night, but awesome awesome coral. You can also snorkel in Anilao, south of Manila, but it is not a beachy place and the resorts tend to be more expensive.
Jan 24, 2013 7:08 PM
Jan 25, 2013 11:41 PM
9Thank you very much for all your input....Apo Island here I come. For sure we will also go for Camotes Island even though snorkeling might not be world class.
Bantayan look soooo nice, but neither my girl friend nor myself really sunbath, so not sure if Bantayan Island has enough things to see and do. What is your advice?
Malapascua is out....too small to visit if snorkeling isn't that good and we don't dive.
We then miss a fourth place...any suggestions? Or should we just visit Moalboal again?
Jan 25, 2013 11:44 PM
10Siquijor, plenty of places to snorkle and a great Island to explore and easy to combine with Apo Island..
Jan 25, 2013 11:48 PM
Jan 26, 2013 1:33 AM
Jan 26, 2013 3:19 AM
14Guess it depends where you go and what you see, but the 5 times Ive been I there loved it!
http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/Philippines/Siquijor/blog-347386.html http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/Philippines/Siquijor/blog-554934.html http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/Philippines/Siquijor/blog-671047.html
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