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Scuba Diving

Cantagay Marine Sanctuary: Home of a Spectral Secret

Cantagay Marine Sanctuary: Home of a Spectral Secret

It is a privilege to see something rare in Mother Nature. That treasure, which only a select few has laid eyes on, makes us realize that there are so many things in this world that we simply don’t understand. For us, that experience is something humbling, something spiritual. Under the blue waters of Jagna in […]

Scuba Diving in Mactan: Exploring Coral Gardens and a Curious Artifact

Scuba Diving in Mactan: Exploring Coral Gardens and a Curious Artifact

At the center of tropical Visayas is Mactan Island—our home—along with its satellite Olango chain of islands. What makes this cluster so well known around the world? Well, aside from being a national transportation, industrial, and commercial hub, Mactan also hosts many lovely tourist attractions. The vibrant reefs surrounding the island and the Olango Chain […]

Arco Point in Panglao: The Blue Hole in a Living Wall

Occupying an area of less than 95 square kilometers, the small island of Panglao in Bohol is a magnet for travelers and adventurers. Particularly, scuba divers from all around the globe travel to Panglao to explore its diverse dive sites. In fact, marine life in Panglao’s underwater kingdom is so rich that the Panglao Marine Biodiversity […]

Dive Against Debris: Tackling Marine Debris Head-on

Dive Against Debris: Tackling Marine Debris Head-on

“Remember, with great power comes great responsibility,” Uncle Ben once told Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spiderman) in a poignant conversation that actually hit me. We humans hold a tremendous amount of power, enough to become the stewards and protectors of planet earth. We have the power to make the world a paradise for everyone in it […]

MyBlueArth: Doing Our Share of Cleaning Our Seas

Oceans cover 72 percent of our planet. This aquatic blue world influences weather patterns, forms part of the carbon cycle, and is home to an estimated 200 million species of marine organisms. The world ocean is a fundamental component of the planet’s hydrosphere, thus, it is essential for the survival of all known life. Sadly, […]

Colase Marine Sanctuary: A Colossal and Rich Marine Treasure in Samboan

Have you seen the National Geographic documentary film Aftermath: Population Zero? The feature gives us an insight of what happens to Earth, including its plant and animal life, if all of humanity suddenly vanishes. Without a single human to destroy and pillage natural resources, the planet truly heals and becomes a bustling biological paradise. We […]

San Vicente Marine Sanctuary: A Developing Success in Marine Conservation

Have you ever observed something in progress? While evidence of man-made progress is generally observable, Mother Nature takes a rather slow, gradual, and unobtrusive path. She takes a lot of time—sometimes counted in tens, hundreds, or thousands of years—to heal, improve, or change the environs of a place. Seeing Mother Nature at work, even in […]