Thursday, May 14, 2009

best islands for snorkeling

with 7,107 islands to explore in the Philippines, i recently learned that the Philippines again gained another recognition this year when Dimakya island in Palawan was considered as one of the best islands for snorkeling along with seven other world renowned sites. see article Best Islands for Snorkeling 2009 given by the Islands magazine.i too have seen some of the beautiful snorkeling sites in the Philippines and among my favorite are the Virgin island of Bantayan in Cebu, Anilao in Batangas, Sombrero island in Batangas, Olango island in Cebu, and Malamawi island in Basilan.Palawan's most prestiged island resort Amanpulo was also considered as one of the Best Private Island and Best Islands to Live On. Amanpulo resort occupies the whole island of Pamalican which has its own airstrip.the Philippine islands has a lot of secrets. go explore.

48 comments:

sheng said...

the Philippines sure has a lot of secrets and we have yet to explore them, i just hope that while exploring, we are not abusing them or they can be like the Bora, or Bantayan Island, or even Bohol which is becoming the commercial tourist spots now, from foreigners to locals trying to appreciate the beauty but destructing it all at the same time. We must help preserve the goodness of these places...Thanks for being an advocate on saving our land's tourist destinations dong.

Sidney said...

Do you recommend Malamawi island in Basilan? ;-)
Maybe if you want to stay there a bit longer than expected! ;-)

Biro lang!

It is true...the Philippines has the best dive spots in the world!

nuts said...

Wow! All but a Wow Philippines! I have seen some other part of the world and the Philippines is an island paradise on earth. I've seen in your previous post some unexplored island in Quezon. Been there many years ago but those photos I've seen are truly amazing. Truly Wow Philippines, Mabuhay ka Dong for keeping that advocacy. Continue to spread the beauty of Philippines! Deserve to be on top of Seven Wonders of the World.

lagal[og] said...

i agree with you dom, andaming magagandang places dito. like sheng, i just hope we'll be good stewards of these natural wonders.

sidney's note on malamawi is funny. but i've heard of nice spots in the basilan-sulu areas so it's not really a surprise.

luna miranda said...

basta Dom, pag pupunta ka sa Basilan, sama ako!:D

have you heard of Lopez in Quezon? my neighbor said that there are corals just about 30 meters from the shore.

yup, we should explore the islands, and make sure we are responsible travelers. di nagkakalat.

An Asian Traveler said...

Lovely Islands. Amanpulo is worth visiting but ultra-expensive though. I remember my former Spanish boss used to visit this Island very often.

Joshua said...

hmm matagal na maganda ang palawan nakapunta ako dyan dati ganda talaga kayang sumabay sa magagandang tanawin sa mundo ang ganda talaga ng pilipinas:)

Heart of Rachel said...

The Philippines has so many beautiful places worth exploring. I've only been to a handful of them but there's still plenty of time to travel around the country. Thanks for sharing.

the donG said...

>hi sheng, i agree with you. that's why the local government should be prepared in the travel system before the people flock. i should say that palawan did a good job in terms of handling tourists at the same time protecting the natural resources.

i will definitely support efforts on protecting our natural wonders.

>sidney, hahaha... definitely i don't recommend it. it's nice to hear it from you sid. i wish filipinos will love their country as much as you love it.

>hi nuts, there's just so much to discover and this may be just one way of doing it. but it actually leads me to the idea of finding a way to support advocacy that aims to help preserve these natural wonders. the one in quezon is beautiful! you should try it.

>oggie, that's true. it's also the local government's role to protect those wonders but im sure we too can take part.

sidney knows about it. hahaha... but yes there are really beautiful untouch dive and snorkeling sites there. i can say that by experience. hehehe...

>hi luna, seryoso ka niyan? hehehe... havent heard of lopez. let me check it in google. sounds really good.

we can be travel advocates.

>asian traveler, i believe it's the most expensive resort right now in the philippines. not sure yet how expensive shangrila boracay is yet.

>joshua, tama ka dyan. kaya sanay panatilihin ng mga tao ang pagprotekta nito. ganda talaga.

>hi rachel, that's true. luzon alone has a number of beautiful sites. one just really need to explore.

Pietro said...

I like so much these places!
Thanks for sharing them with us, Dong.

Lawstude said...

iba talaga ang pilipinas bro. ang daming magagandang makikita mapadagat man o mapabundok.

at isa ang palawan sa mga pinakamagandang lugar na napuntahan ko at gusto ulit na balikan lalo na yung coron, el nido at bacuit.

saan ba sunod na lakad natin?

I am Xprosaic said...

I love amanpulo yet very expensive for an average joe...jejejejjeje... hayz...

taympers said...

ganda! walang kasawang sawa akong magbrowse sa blog mo.

paoruiz said...

i miss diving into the water. =) i have not been to a single beach this summer. yuck.

Blue Rose said...

wow! Philippines. ganda noh! takot ako sa dagat pero kung ganito kaganda ang mga corals sarap magsnorkeling. naalala ko tuloy noong minsang nasa culion kami, sa sobrang kagustuhan kung makita ang mga corals and fishes eh pati bangkero naobliged na bantayan ako habang nagssnorkel. 15 feet lang naman ang lalim pero hindi kasi ako marunong lumangoy and mabilis magpanic kapag walang nagbabantay sakin.

bluedreamer27 said...

wow ang cute naman kita mo yung ilalim ng dagat

mordsith said...

i've done snorkeling only in Puerto Galera, and even there, it's wonderful to be with fishes. I hope I can visit these place, too. I'd like to see beautiful reefs. :)

Tita Beng said...

I just wish I know how to dive so I can enjoy those fabulous diving spots of the Philippines.

Great photos as usual!Enjoying all of them.

Hilda said...

That's wonderful news!

I just wish we'd take more care of our coral reefs so there'd be even more beautiful places to snorkel and dive.

Vic said...

sana kahit isa man lang sa mga island na yan makapunta ako. thanks for those amazing shots dom! :)

Pacey said...

I'd say Panglao Island in Bohol is also good for snorkeling, been there a lot and Camiguin too. Actually, there are a lot of them here in PI. Wow talaga! Great shots againg dong.

alicesg said...

Wow that's so beautiful to see the corals under the sea. Did you go scuba diving?

REDLAN said...

Marming hidden treasure sa Pilipinas isa na dyan ang Japan's treasure kaya panay bakbak ng lupa dito sa amin. Ang ilog pinapatayuan ng mga bahay at restos, tinatabunan ng lupa. At ang lupa binabakbak para anti flooding raw, ginagawang ilog pero actually may hinahanap sila. Pero when it comes sa nature and natural resources, marami talagang nakatagong magagandang lugar dito sa atin. out of 7,107 islands, isa na dyan ang hundred islands.

witsandnuts said...

Another reason to be proud of the Philippines. That's why I never dream of retiring anywhere else but there. Great photos, Dong. =)

Dennis Villegas said...

The Philippines indeed has a lot of secrets but I guess none now! Looks like a true paradise on Earth!

Joy said...

Snorkeling! The Philippines definitely has so many great snorkeling spots. And I bet you're gonna feature them all here. Going to Aman Pulo?

Thank you for your patience and for bearing with the technical problems on the website. Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come back tomorrow for more of the Keukenhof series!


joy
A Pinay In EnglandYour Love CoachI, Woman

cliffnotes said...

i so love nature dong...and the beach is the most perfect scene for me to be too close to nature.

ang clear ng seawater ano, sana mamaintain natin malinis ang biyaya ng dagat.

great shots as ever!

Photo Cache said...

Time to fully shine, Philippines, share with the world your glorious natural resources.

I just hope that these beautiful sights/sites can be preserved as they are despite the increase in tourism/foot traffic, etc.

Chyng said...

Very true, there's so much to explore. Di ka mauubusan.

Doms, have you heard of Calagauas?

-ellesig- said...

sombrero and anilao pa lang napuntahan ko sa mga nasabi mo.

oo nga, go explore. wag maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan! :))

Justkyut said...

Naks snorkling naman... nasa marinduque ka pa rin? syanga pala, have you explored the waterfalls sa sapang-bato angeles city? sabi nila meron daw e. hindi ko pa napuntahan pero i'm hearing na meron daw

Luke Wiley said...

Looks like a great place to snorkel!

uncleawang said...

Wow!!enjoy the snorkeling & enjoy the beauty of underwater such a wonderful experience:)
Thanks for sharing & have a wonderful weekend.

balangaw2 said...

hi! have today posted a link to your site in my blog. thanks for featuring marinduque.

Ax said...

iba talaga ang Pinas. sana nga mapangalagaan lalo ang kalikasan natin dito. sayang kase. pati yung mga nasira dati, sayang talaga. we have to make up tuloy sa mga forest and sea spots natin. kung naingatan sana, siguro mas marami ang pumupuntang turista dito. buti na lang maganda talaga ang Pinas at meron tayong mga maipagmamalaki pang tourists spot.

nice underwater photos, kuya dong!

kELviN said...

Philippines, one of the greatest paradise in the world!

EastCoastLife said...

I wish to travel round the Philippines too. I have eaten some of your great food, make friends with the friendly Filipinos and enjoyed their hospitality.

aiLee920 said...

oh...... snorkeling... i've never done that before, gusto ko reng maexperience un, maybe someday!! hahaha

bw said...

wow, one of the best snorkeling sites - definitely a place to visit :)

misty said...

Kung bibigyan lang ng full support ng govt. ang tourism, am sure it will e a big impact to the economy hike..

gorgeous shots!

john said...

What a beautiful place to snorkel!

renaye said...

wow. there r still corals! i better head there!

Bengbeng said...

the second pic..underwater photography ..fantastic...i wouldnt dare to put my dslr underwater

Carver said...

What a beautiful place. It does look great for snorkeling. I've only gone snorkeling once and I'll admit it was hard for me to deal with the breathing apparatus.

walkwithmetothemoon said...

Hi Dong,

Lovely photos. Yes, Bantayan is very beautiful and not so commercialized like Bora. You may try visit Sipalay Islands in Negros Occidental and some beaches in Dumaguete in Negros Oriental. These are new but offer good sites for snorkeling enthusiasts! Explore Negros. Hehe.

bluedreamer27 said...

just dropping by here again
have a great day and happy blogging
thanks for dropping by dong at my site
i really appreciate it

sendzki said...

wanna visit palawan someday!

Anonymous said...

All pizza places of USA http://pizza-us.com/california/Los%20Angeles/Tomato%20Pie%20Pizza%20Joint/90046/

Find your best pizza.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails