Divine Dives

STRATEGICALLY positioned, Cebu Island, with its many islets, is one of the best dive destinations in the world, showcasing plenty of stunning underwater beauties. This elongated island is surrounded by abundant and ecologically linked underwater ecosystems. In the north is the Visayan Sea, widely known as “the heart of marine biodiversity on Earth.” In the...

Tubbataha: raptures of the deep

Scuba diving in the middle of the Sulu Sea with a group of scientists and marine biologists was, for lack of a better adjective, indeed otherworldly. After a back roll entry, I groped for my power inflator hose and did a quick buoyancy test. When our team leader gave the thumbs down signal, I began