Diving Spots

| 2009/04/16 | 12 Comments

It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve been busy with finishing yearbook layouts and teaching at university. Finally, school is out and summer is here. What better way to welcome the summer season than diving into the deep blue? And that’s exactly what I did. Literally.

My friends and I decided to go scuba diving around Davao Gulf. Since all of us were inexperienced, we took the “Diving 101″ course from the Carabao Dive Center, located at the Sta. Ana wharf. This only cost us P750 inclusive of the diving equipment, fee for the instructor and boat fare. Plus photo and video coverage of your diving experience. Neat deal. The diving instructors oriented us about the basic techniques of scuba diving, safety precautions, how to operate the oxygen tanks and of course, hand signals since you can’t talk underwater. Each person was assigned one instructor, and they will let you dive a depth of 30-50 feet(depending on the underwater terrain) for about half an hour. So we dove, saw strange and beautiful corals, colorful fishes and had a great time.

If you are looking for some fun under the sea, Davao can offer some great dive spots to enjoy. There are several dive sites in the Davao Gulf, which are only 45 minutes to 120 minutes away from the city proper. You can choose from the following dive spots: Ligid Islad, Aundanao, Tagbobo, Pangubatan, Mushroom Rock, Paet Point, Coral Garden, Isla Reta, Talisay Wall, Angel’s Cave, Mansud Wall, Malipano Island, Pearl Farm, Punta del Sol, and Paradise Island.

me and my buddies

me and my buddies

dancing jellyfish

dancing jellyfish

Nemo and family!

Nemo and family!

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  1. Robor says:

    Hi there,
    Interesting, I`ll quote it on my site later.
    Robor

  2. Hi, nice post. I have been thinking about this topic,so thanks for writing. I’ll definitely be coming back to your site. Keep up great writing

  3. Rozella says:

    I want to learn how to dive by this year! I can’t wait! It seems like so much of fun!

  4. kathangisip says:

    Diving is one of the things I wasnt able to do at Davao. :(
    It’s now on my list of things-to-do when I get back :)

  5. I love Davao says:

    wow… a jelly fish up close! πŸ˜€

  6. P750 for an intro dive is really cheap! And they even include the underwater pictures and video in the package? WOW!!!! πŸ˜€

    Thanks for visiting my site, too. Much appreciated. πŸ˜€

  7. DavaoBase says:

    Hi Marlene!

    I’m also a newbie when it comes to diving. In fact, my first dive (and the only one so far) was a few months ago, courtesy also of the Carabao Dive Center. I really enjoyed my experience there!

    Here’s a picture that we took of Nemo underwater:
    http://www.davaobase.com/2009/06/underwater-wonders-in-samal

  8. ikang says:

    is it still 750php there? can I have more details about it? i’m interested hehe. thanks

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