Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Exploring the Philippines archipelago underwater: Diving Bohol Beach and Apo Island

After flights from New York to L.A., then to Manila (with a refueling in Guam), Philippine Airlines connected with a flight south to the city of Tagbilaran in Bohol. Linking up with eight other divers on the tour, we boarded a van bound for the Bohol Beach Club, located a half-hour away on Panglao Island. Situated among manicured grounds, a few yards from the beach, the accommodations here focus on divers’ needs.

If I had any qualms about going such a distance just to dive, they disappeared the following morning, when I sank into the waters off Panglao Island. The reef surrounding the island slopes gradually before dropping off, where it’s thick with giant gorgonian fans – some are big enough to obscure the entire height of a diver.

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