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Updated:
September 08, 2011

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A common greeting amongst the world of divers.

Cebu is one of the favorite dive spots in the world.

Meet my friend Bambi, far right,
one of our country's first lady dive instructors.

get your diving gears ready,
and let's go!!!!


ready for underwater ocean adventures?


Love Knows No Boundaries

Just recently, an underwater weddings was held 5 meters below sea level.
We even had a Catholic Priest Diver, who gave the blessings.
Why not? he claims.
You can be very-open minded and discover new ways in the field.
to be of service to God and humanity.

fish story???? Ah uh…it's true !!!

Here comes the bride….
The bride treads the water with flowers on her hair
while the groom waits a few meters away and together they make a descent.
The wedding entourage slowly follows.
Everybody takes their position while the colorful fish mutely witness the ceremony.

Since our vocal chords are not adapted to the conditions underwater,
the wedding is pantomime-like.
You can hear the sound of breathing and the eerie sound of some marine creatures
which results in a solemnity that is only possible in this venue.

Although it is largely a private affair not in any way solemnized by the Church of the state,
nature seems itself to bind the couple stronger.


The 10 Underwater Commandments

1. THOU SHALL NOT DANGLE.
Dangling life gear damages fragile marine life.
Dive gauge console, octopus regulator,
camera or slate that dangle should be properly secured.

2. THOU SHALL FLOAT, NOT CRAWL
To attain good buoyancy control is the key to considerate dive.
If you are naturally buoyant, you can control
not making contact with any living parts of the reef.

3. THOU SHALL FIN WITH CARE
Not being aware of where your fins land can leave trails of destruction to marine life.
Develop instinct that tells you where your fins are.

4. THOU SHALL NOT GRAB
Never grab marine lives that don't want to be grabbed.
If they want to, let them swim to you.

5. THOU SHALL NOT DISTURB
Allow marine animals to go on with their lives.
Do not disturb their comfort zone.
Interaction with marine life should be at their initiation.

6. THOU SHALL NOT THROW RUBBISH.
Never discard rubbish overboard.
Always carry a rubbish bin on board.
Whatever you take on board, please take them back on land to discard.

7. THOU SHALL BE CONSIDERATE
Always cooperate with your divemaster.
Attend briefing, and get ready for your dive on time.
Plan your dive and dive your plan. Do not exceed your plan time or depth

8. THOU SHALL BE SAFE FOR DIVING
Do not drink or smoke before dives.
Always keep fit and healthy and never dive when you do not feel well.

9. THOU SHALL NOT REMOVE ANYTHING
We are visitors to the underworld.
Respect this world that does not belong to us.
Do not remove corals, shells or anything from their world.

10. THOU SHALL ENJOY
Observing all above pointers, one can truly enjoy diving at no one's expense,
not the marine environment, other divers or the operator. Enjoy yourself;
make friends both above and under the water.


Moal-Boal

Though there are many popular diving havens in Cebu, Moal-boal is one of the most popular spots due to the preserve marine natural resources. Moalboal is a quaint little town located about 100 kms southwest of Cebu City. This is a very popular dive spot in the diving world. One can see Pescador Island, an island just across of Moalboal. Being true to it's name, this is called "island of fishes". Here we can find an abundance of fishes and live coral, in the days when dynamite and cyanide fishing is a common sport. It still preserves much of it's ecosystem. There is complete line of water sport facilities, as well as an active night life especially during high season, that is, December thru February. Moalboal is also famous for their beautiful sunsets, a kaleidescope which varies from day to day. One can also visit the neighboring town of Badian, famous for its waterfall, the Kawasan falls.


Going to Moalboal:
By bus:
the 90-kilometer distance should be covered in 3 hours.
Buses are stationed at the South Bus terminal along N. Bacalso highway
(formerly South Expressway) and at the ABC Liner along San Jose St.
Non-aircon buses leave every half hour starting 3:00 am to 5:30 pm daily.
Aircon buses leave every 7:00 am ; 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm daily.

By car: Trips should take 2 .5 hours.