Thursday, April 22, 2010

maxima samal island davao

i knew that our Davao trip won't end without one more adventure as we actually left our itinerary on our last day open to any activity. but i never predicted that it will be something like our Maxima experience.an addition to Davao's long list of adventure activities is Maxima Aqua Fun located mid-West of the island of Samal. offering coastal and water activities with a bonus of having a canopy walk. going back as to how we ended up choosing this activity, when we were in Gensan the bloggers there introduced us to the Davao bloggers who were also there supporting the Kalilangan Festival. they learned that we were going to Davao the next day, so Ria and the rest recommended us Maxima in Samal island. they mentioned about water activities with a long tarpaulin slide as the highlight. how can we resist that?we reached the place by renting motor bikes from central Babak district. ride took about 30minutes passing by the town of Penaplata. part of the route is a rough road leading to a downhill area.when we saw the coast and the slide, we didn't waste our time as it was this type of activity that we were looking for. i tried a similar mud slide in Pugadlawin Batangas during ROAM magazine's treat for us and i found it exciting.so how can this be different? we will end by falling on a 120-feet sudden deep sea water. a challenge i never tried but dared.we were given our life vest as no one is allowed to slide without it. looking at the sign "Do it at your own risk" on the platform, adds thrill to this slide. i volunteered to do it first yet seconds before sliding, i still felt the sense of fear.made the drop and it was fun all the way down. extreme fun. we swam back to the wooden pathway back to the platform and made another plunge. until i ended doing it five times and if not of the long way up, we could have done more.on one side, we noticed that another slide was being constructed. it actually looks like a longer and steeper slide. something that we can look forward the next time we visit Davao. a good reason to come back.special thanks to Sir Sonny Dizon owner of Maxima Aqua Fun Davao for giving us a day pass to this adventure through the recommendation of Davao blogger and new friend Ria.for reservations, you may call Maxima Aqua Fun (082) - 282-2339 or (082) - 271-2626. other activities available are kayaking, snorkeling or plain swimming in the clear waters of Samal. note: canopy walk is only open on weekends.

26 comments:

Sidney said...

You are a brave man ! Fearless!

Photo Cache said...

Maxima Aqua Fun looks like it offeres maximum of fun. I would be a little scared to do that given that I don't swim at all :(

merce78 said...

Congratulations dong!
ang tapang mo,grabe....

princess_dyanie said...

napanood ko yan sa trip na trip! afraid ako sa mga ganyan kaya di na kami nag try haha. clap clap clap for you dom!

Cza said...

wow... adrenaline rush!!! :D

alicesg said...

Looks like you all have great fun. The slide is too much for me...lol. I will give it a miss.

Reena said...

wow saya! ill definitely try that when im there!

I am Xprosaic said...

Ahahahahahhahaha... ayos nga dyan! jijijijijijiji

luna miranda said...

mukhang masaya 'to.:p

Lalaine said...

wow! hindi ako marunong lumangoy pero as long as may life jacket eh gusto ko din yan i-try! kainggit!

Raft3r said...

wow
ang ganda ng resort, ah

nanaybelen said...

galing mo. naka-five time. ang saya siguro...

gillboard said...

la naman sharks dun sa dulo ng slide, sa dagat? :P

jeanny said...

eto yung nakita ko sa TV. Would love to try this too. :)

Borneo Falcon said...

First time I see a slide in such a beautiful place.

Chyng said...

whoa, sounds FUN!
nainggit ako sa giant slide! napanood ko din yan sa trip na trip..

and like you i will choose to do it without a lifevest! galing! \m/

sheng said...

I wanna try this one...soon!

nuts said...

120feet? (woot) looking back at your photos, mukhang 5 feet lang haha.. diko kaya.. haha..

mudslide sa pugadlawin? nagalugad mo na talaga ang kasulok sulukan ah. (lalim, huh) now ko lang narinig yun kahit batanguena ako, ala eh.. :)

docgelo said...

i saw this place already featured at sports unlimited; marc nelson and dyan castillejo with her son tried the tarpaulin slide. you're really one of a kind for trying these stuffs. what's next with canopy walk, slide fall and water rafting? =)

Bengbeng said...

i would enjoy the slide.. i swim a few times a week

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

same as Docgelo, I only saw this while watching Sports Unlimited. Mr. Dizon, the owner, is known in Davao for his love of the outdoors

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like the ultimate fun time, my friend. Gorgeous and bright and beautiful.

fufu said...

wow i want to slide!!! hahahaha... you are having fun there in the philippines ya... i wanna join you guys too next time :) will let you all know in advance if i ever plan the trip there... hohoho

witsandnuts said...

Canopy walk would always look exciting! Pero the last time I walked on a short hanging bridge, kinabahan na agad ako. Haha!

Heart of Rachel said...

Wow, your appetite for fun and adventure is amazing. I'm sure a lot of you enjoyed the adrenalin rush.

Sendo said...

wow...dito kami unang nagpunta kaso ayaw ng nanay ko..dito ung sinuggest ng friend namin kasi andun uung napakahabang slide..wow..wanna go back there para lang sa slide hehehe ^^ galingf

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