|Pescador Island from Panagsama Beach|
After 11 years, I was back in Moalboal!
Moalboal is a town south of Cebu. A favorite weekend destination for locals and a favorite spot for divers. Having been based in Cebu for about 6 years, it has been our favorite long-weekend destination whenever we have enough of Mactan Island. This is where I had my fill of the underwater world and where I spent lazy days with good friends.
A short , 2 1/2 hours , drive from Cebu City passing through the quaint town of Carcar, Moalboal is home to Pescador Island. One of best dive spots in the country.
|A resort near White Beach --- a great house reef|
So much has changed, but for the better. Even the diving improved. Well, as far as I can remember, I could not recall diving along Moalboal's wall (shore) was that great too!
I went back in 2010 after watching a video footage of thresher sharks and sardine run. My dive buddies and I, packed our bags at short notice to ensure we get to see this rare chance before it is too late.
|Underwater shots along Moalboal reef|
|Photos of the pink diver by Jovic S; Stephen D; Raymund R.|
|At Moalboal reef -- huge fans abound|
|At Pescador Island|
|Diver enjoying the sardine run :)|
|Can you see it?|
|Moalboal reef diving|
|Pescador island diving|
And we were not disappointed! We saw thresher sharks feeding almost every dive. Of course, the sardines where like there forever waiting for us. It was one hell of a weekend trip. I just ticked off 2 items on my bucket list: diving with a thresher shark and to witness a sardine run.
|The thresher got too near but swiftly got away|
|A huge ball of sardines! (Photo courtesy of Jovic S.)|
And here is a short video of the daily sardine run we witness at Pescador Island. Awesome and overwhelming!
One of those weekend trips I will not forget. One of those experiences I will treasure. On the same level as when I was able to dive with a whale shark. What an awesome underwater experience!
And here's the group shot and the droids of a gear!
|The droids and its masters|
|With my Fey|