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Diving the Wrecks

July 17, 2008 Christina, Alexandra and I spent the day diving on Japanese World War II wrecks.  It was tremendous.  Unfortunately, someone failed to get us underwater cameras, so we have no photos. As the U.S. Navy prepared for the liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese, one mapping officer noticed that some of the […]

Malcapuya Island II

July 16, 2008 This is one of my favorite photos from that day. One thing Dive Link really did up big time was the lunches. They were full hot meals, even on the beach. A bit too much for me, really.

On the Beach at Malcapuya Island

July 16, 2008 We spent the next day at the beach. We hired a boat at Dive Link to take us to Malcapuya Island, about 40 minutes by banca. Malcapuya Island has two nice white sandy beaches which we roamed and played on all day long. It was beautiful. Although the front beach was nice, […]

Snorkeling and Soaking

July 15, 2008  Our second day of explorations in the Calamians took us to a protected zone for snorkeling and then to the hot springs on Busuanga Island.  First, we went to the Siete Pecados, or Siete Picados (perhaps the Filipino version of the Spanish Siete Pecados, which means Seven Sins). Everybody had a good […]

Trip to Coron

July 14, 2008   Alexandra, Christina and William visited us in the Philippines in July and August.  We had a great time.  We traveled to the Calamian Islands to do some tourism and a little diving, since Christina and Alexandra got their PADI diving certifications when they were here last year. We stayed at Dive Link […]