100% colorful, 100% photogenic + 100% deadly to any critter who dares tick ‘em off 🌈🌝🌈 These spectacular little shrimpo’s can accelerate their claws up to 51 mph—which is about the same speed at which you should click over to the #linkinbio to learn more about them 🤩 Photo by @martin.strmiska 📸
12 Eagles 🦅-rays- flying over my blue sky. As they came closer on a second passage, one literally stay behind and gave me a show I will never forget .. doing loops, and fast changes of directions.. the group was nowhere to be seen and that animal kept entertaining me ! 🙏🏻 😊 It was an amazing display. I always thought eagles were shy and less interested on humans than mantas, but that day they proved me wrong. After so many years and so many dives I keep learning everyday while at sea.. Nature is the essential heritage we can leave to our children and future generations... I say this as governments do little to help the environment and a tiny 3 % of global philanthropy goes to the environment... Is that possible ? And we wonder why so many disasters... @cressi1946@nauticamhousings
One reason for staying in #AlonaBeach was to go to #Balicasag Island, which my research indicated as a top-notch snorkeling spot.
I didn't like Alona Beach at all, it was not like a Filipino town, filled with more words and restos from other countries. Since my purpose was to see the #Philippines , I was a bit overwhelmed by this unexpected phenomenon. Not to mention the vibrancy and excitements in people's voices you could hear everywhere.
Perhaps that's why I like #snorkeling , you just float with your head down, look for treasures in the underwater world and perhaps make friend with a sea creature for a short cruise together.
Anyway, for 600 pesos I paid to a tour salesman outside Maccas, I spent an ok few hours on my long waited island hopping tour. The bangka started late, it was quite a drama to see how each bangka left Alona Beach without running into a neighbouring bangka (yes, it was that packed!). Maybe becos of the price I paid, my bangka engine noise level was unbearable (def greater than 50dBA), I was given some cotton to plug my ears, not much use.
The first spot was for dolphin sighting, we didn't get too close as there were too many bangkas! Then we arrived on Balicasag Island, to my disappointment, I saw lots of rubbish on the beach. We had to jump on a smaller boat to go to the snorkeling spot to find turtles. To be honest, the spot was just off the beach which we could have swam to.
Turtally awesome creatures 😍 Turtle Alley is known as our most beginner friendly dive site. And for this reason, a lot of our more experienced guests don’t get too excited at the prospect of diving there. Despite this, they always come up from the dive with massive grins on their faces after having taken in the stunning topography and wildlife of the reef. Just because a dive is “easy” doesn’t mean it isn’t spectacular 😉 📸: @michaels_bubbles#turtle#scuba#diving#fiji#savusavu#turtlealley#gvi#underwaterphotography