Apologies for not following up on this thread, you will normally find me in the critter ID and DSLR gear forums. I've been interested in anything living in water, well especially fish, from as long as I can remember. Got into diving in the 80s while a student in the Netherlands but lost touch when graduate studies and then work at the UofA in Canada took over. However, from 2000 on I've been back and got into UW photography around 2003 or so. Edmonton is a nice city but if you ask what is at the top of the list of my dislikes it is that there is no Ocean within driving distance. So the bad news is that it is mostly one 2-week scuba/photography trip a year, the good news is that I am now sitting in the airport and my flight to Europe leaves in 60 minutes. The trip includes 2 weeks of diving in the Red Sea and very much looking forward to it, especially with a bag full of new camera gear to explore.
What is your connection to Cebu/Philippines. I went to Batangas last year and expect that I will be back to that region on a future trip.