Greetings from the Philippines!
The Philippines is an archipelago composed of 7, 107 islands (so much more during low tide) 🙂.
Reefs, islets, shoals, in-land fresh water caves and springs abound in my country. Such abundance of natural resources offers a multitude of exploration possibilities for the curious and the intrepid individual!
As a diver, I am fortunate to live on the island of Mactan- Cebu. We have a diverse collection of dive sites that are only a few minutes to a few hours away by car or by banca (local outrigger boat).
Cebu is an excellent jump-off area since international flights fly directly to the Mactan Cebu International Airport and the domestic shipping port services most of the major island destinations such as Bohol, Surigao, Leyte, Dumaguete, Cagayan de Oro, etc.
Currently, my blog is a collection of cave diving stories with my buddy Doc Amores. We started to explore caves together back in 2007.
Recently, our two-man team called the Mantaga Adventure Divers (MAD Cavers) evolved and grew into a diverse and multi-talented group called the Filipino Cave Divers. Founded on April 2013 with Jake Miranda of Surigao del Norte, we see a whole new country of opportunities.
Please visit www.filipinocavedivers.com for an insight of our discoveries and current projects so that you may understand what the Philippines can offer to the international cave diving community.
This blog is evolving too. I will soon post more articles about recreational diving here in and around Mactan Island. Thank you for visiting and please feel free to browse around! Do drop me a line if you want to learn how to dive (or just to do fun dives) or if you want to join us in one of our future cave explorations.