One of the nicest things about living in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines is that we are surrounded by gorgeous coral reefs. In this blue, liquid world, we witness strange biological wonders, learn more about marine biodiversity, and enhance our advocacies to preserve Mother Nature.
This 2018, the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) launches the third International Year of the Reef. And that couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. Today, our coral reefs—the precious rainforests of the oceans—need our help. Years of negligence, over harvesting of marine resources, global warming—all these factors have seriously impacted our reefs. We need to take action to save this delicate ecosystem.
In general, natural places where modernity and humanity have encroached experience some sort of change. Most exhibit a degree of damage while some are even downright devastated. So it’s a really a joyful feeling when we encounter beautifully preserved natural areas right in the heart of a bustling province. The Talima Marine Sanctuary right at […]
There are some wonderful places we hold dear in our hearts. It’s not just about their beauty, charm, availability of adventure, or people. More importantly, these amazing places actually changed our lives—our character, world perception, skill set, beliefs, or even our morals. The vibrant and rich Kontiki Reef in our very own home island of Mactan is one such place.
Aquariums, zoos, marine parks, and certain tourist attractions have allowed people to interact with rare wildlife. Amazing as these attractions are, we cannot deny the fact that these animals are housed and presented in a controlled, if not artificial, environment. Their behavior and habits are far from natural. That is why we favor adventuring in […]
If you are planning your next romantic weekend, incorporate scuba diving into your holiday to help spice it up. Living in a tropical country surrounded by blue seas, we naturally love spending time underwater, discovering a unique and strange world. But with scuba diving, you’re going to explore wonders seldom seen while sharing such excitement […]
Our blue oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet. It contains 90 percent of our biosphere, but only 5 percent of the world ocean has been explored. That means, there are infinite geological and biological wonders under the waves that capture the imagination. Scuba diving has allowed us, humans, to witness such wonders […]