Monday, December 17, 2012

PHOTO BLOG: Apo Reef is God's Magnificent Underwater Garden


I’m having a serious case of writer’s block today. I'm eternally stuck in the first paragraph that I've been so achingly composing for about an hour now. I want to scold myself because I shouldn't be having this dilemma especially that I’m writing about one of my best and favorite travels this year – trip to Apo Reef.

How could I not write about my first 50 feet dive experience? How could I not weave words to describe how it was to chase sea turtles and a manta ray, or to spot a shark, or to swim alongside colorful and overly cute fishes, or to see a beautiful underwater garden?

Maybe I’m not in the mood to write, but I’m definitely not in the mood to be selfish. :) And because there are some things that are better seen than read, I’ll share here some of the pictures I took while exploring the magnificent Apo Reef. These wealth of still photos are but snap shots of the massive underwater wonder of the entire reef. Believe me, there's a lot more down there! For now, I hope the pictures could somehow suffice your curiosity. 

I’ll share my prose in the coming days!

Special thanks to my friend Muy for allowing me to borrow her camera during my dive and to Angel for capturing some of the most adorable underwater photos. I wish I'm a marine biologist or scientist so I could properly identify -- well at least scientifically -- all the species I saw down under. :)

This school of fish does not follow any traffic rules
Nemo's lair

They get rowdy down there sometimes



Shark spotted!!!




Underwater garden





starfish







A sea turtle at Pandan Island
A rare and beautiful capture of a sea turtle swimming with a yellow fish in an almost subliminal way
The manta ray

My first dive documented. :)


25 comments:

  1. WOW!ang sipag!very good! keep up the good work! =))

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  2. one blog a day?! why not! i'm so proud of you! (word of the day) (^__^)

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  3. ahhhh!!!i love the underwater life too! it's so calm and relaxing, i would sometimes forget to breathe :P

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    1. Super agree! It's an entirely different world down there. There's so much life and colors. so unhurried, so free! :)

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    1. MW! "wow!" -- my exact thoughts while diving duman. must-try ang Apo dive! :)

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    1. Aha! ako, i want more underwater adventures! haha adik lang! ^__^

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    2. Sure! Pray for me na matapos ko yung certification this coming January. Pwede ka din naman sumama kung gusto mo. :-)

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    3. kayang kaya mo yan, ikaw pa! good luck! Anilao dive sounds very tempting pero baka aralin ko muna lumangoy na walang nakabantay.hehe :)

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    4. Hahaha! Don't worry, I will always look over you pa din pag magkasama tayo sa liquid playground natin. :-)

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  6. May bagong hobby ako! 'Wag ko sanang ikapulubi. Ulitin natin ang Apo Reef trip! :)

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    1. LOL. wag naman sana natin ika-POORdoy! hahaha Tubbataha, Apo, Anilao, Coron, Cebu, Romblon! Dive na! :D

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    2. Bek, sure kang magddive ka ha. iba kna next time no matter what! :))

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  7. Sana may like din sa dotcom mo Che. may gusto sana akong i-like! hihi! hihi! <3<3<3

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    1. sounds a lot like majadera? is this you, ja? hahaha! :))

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