Random Travel Snaps: Spotted Eagle Ray

Photo courtesy of R.Rellosa Somewhere near Blue Corner off the waters of Palau, a creature gracefully glided its way towards us.  It was my first encounter with rays and it was intoxicating.  Stupefied, I watched its flat disk-shape body with its soaring wings fly towards us.  It was identified as a Spotted Eagle Ray because … Continue reading Random Travel Snaps: Spotted Eagle Ray

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Unexpected Bonus

“Mag-dive ka na, nandito ka na rin, you should dive, you're already here”.  To be in Moalboal and not dive is indeed ridiculous. But because I was the only diver in the group, I didn't plan to… until the divemaster convinced me, that is. So we got up early the next day, sore from yesterday’s … Continue reading Unexpected Bonus

The Center of the Center: Our VIP experience

Hi Nemo! Let’s take a break from Alaska and allow me to introduce you to the center of the center of Marine Biodiversity – yes you read right.  It’s  a place with the greatest concentration of marine species in the Indo-Malay-Philippine Archipelago, Verde Island Passage (also known as VIP).  In 2006, the Philippines was declared … Continue reading The Center of the Center: Our VIP experience

The Waiting Game

Credits-  Templates:  Katy Larson 365 template o3;  Papers:  Oscraps Moonlight papers ninascrap 2 and suec3. Each day we'd set out to search for hammerheads.  They were the reason we spent 5 days in Layang Layang, off the coast of Sabah, Malaysia where hammerheads (schools of them) supposedly swim this part of the ocean from February … Continue reading The Waiting Game