CNN is reporting that Typhoon Bopha has landed on the Southern Philippine island Mindanao, brining wind speeds of up 175 kph (110 mph). It has hit the city of Baganga early on Tuesday. It has then hit Bohol in the Visayas, central Philippines and is expected to track North West before leaving for the South China Sea through Mindoro in southern Luzon on Thursday.
Many dive centers lie in the typhoon’s path and we hope that their staff, guests and structures all survive unscathed. If you are there now, we hope that you are in a place of safety and that the storm pass by without any significant disruption.