Posted 21 January 2006 - 07:02 AM
Has anybody tried southern philippines, Leyte.. i'm trying to get some information on the diving there? is it worth to go? heard rumours of whale shark in the bay, so anybody has got a report on this? Wat is thies place famous for?
Posted 21 January 2006 - 04:53 PM
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Posted 22 January 2006 - 03:04 AM
On the other hand see this thread, its looks worth enough
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Posted 14 February 2006 - 07:18 AM
for more info,
With regards to the Philippine dive spots, the best place to go is to Tubataha, Palawan (manta rays, turtles, sharks, colorful corals and fishes), second is Apo island - is a marine sanctuary (jackfish, turtles, thresher sharks, corals, barracudas), and interesting dive spots in Cebu, which is close to mactan island (wreck dive, sting rays, colorful fishes, tuna, etc...) , malapascua island (thresher sharks, sea snakes), Pecador island (rich in corals and colorful fishes), Bohol island ( dolphins and many more).
Cebu is a divers haven...
Posted 15 February 2006 - 02:44 AM
As for Donsol and the Butanding(whaleshark), you get real close to them but the viz is crappy so for photogs it may not be the best place to shoot them. Leyte whaleshark sightings are more random but the viz is a little clearer.
My personal chart for the Philippines is:
2. Dumaguette/Negros Occidental
1. Balicasag/Bohol tie
2. Pescador/Tubbataha tie
Malapascua is on the verge of losing their thresher shark population with the bombing of monad shoal. It's a pity since it was one of the best areas in the world for thresher sharks. The pelagic dives in the Philippines and Indonesia are suffering due to overfishing. So few places and seriously nothing like the big schools of other places.
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