Last June, I went to El Nido, Palawan together with eleven other friends hence the name "Cheaper by the Dozen Gang Adventure". I was really giddy and excited days before our much awaited barkada (friends) trip. But a day before our scheduled travel date, it was reported on the news that the weather will be rainy due to an upcoming storm. I felt worried that we won't enjoy the beach and the island tours because of continuous heavy rainfall. I am a beach lover; I love the Sun, Sand and Sea but how are we gonna enjoy every bit of it when weather doesn't cooperate? Then I sadly said to myself, well I guess this is one of those not so lucky trip and just see what things we can do in the island.
But contrary to my expectation, it was one AWE-INSPIRING travel. We explored some of El Nido's islands during the two-day tour (TOUR A and C) and had a wonderful experience UNDERwater eventhough it was raining hard.
No BAD weather can stop us from exploring the beauty of nature. Philippines really has a lot of amazing places and surprises. I just felt so lucky to be a local in a place with 7,107 islands. Below are some of the shots I took during our snorkeling adventure and I was just so speechless with every snorkeling spot we visited. In my opinion, the lime formations in El Nido were like those in Halong Bay, Vietnam but the world under is incomparable. I just hope the local government can support and maintain the beauty of the marine life.
The whole UNDERWORLD experience reminded me of my scuba diving certification (PADI) dream once again,maybe someday soon.
|Oh, Hello there! Mr. Patrick trying to play HIDE and SEEK. |
This is my favorite starfish color.
|Look out! Sea urchins on the loose. |
|They also have a flower underwater. Corals everywhere.|
|Corals looking like mushrooms.|
|Can you spot the star?|
|Very tricky to touch them, they swim so fast.|
|School of Fish.|
|Had a hard time following this rainbow colored fish, glad I was able to have a shot even far away. =)|
|Oh look, another one. The closest shot I can get. haha. If only I am a good swimmer.|
|Oh, NEON! It's Definitely a colorful world down there.|
|Because I just can't get enough, more shots of these beautiful creatures.|
|Ooooh they look so different Under and Out of water.|
|More of them swarming under our boat, can they sense food? haha.|