Scuba diving in Malapascua with the thresher sharks

Scuba diving in Malapascua with the thresher sharks

Malapascua is famous for the thresher sharks

Scuba diving in Malapascua with the thresher sharks is a great experience. Every year thousands of scuba divers visit this little island in the Philippines. The reason for the popularity of Malapascua is the thresher sharks. Nowhere in the world is it so easy to dive with these impressive sharks. Continue reading

The Chocolate Hills in Bohol by motorbike

Chocolate Hills in Bohol

You are traveling through the Philippines, chances are that you’re planning to visit Bohol. You heard of Bohol, right? Bohol is an island in the central Visayas and famous for the Chocolate Hills, a group of more than 1’000 cone-like hills. A natural wonder and you have to see the chocolate hills in Bohol with our own eyes.

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Beware Of Burglary On Siquijor

San Juan Siquijor Police Station

Marcel in front of the Police Station in San Juan on Siquijor

In fact, I did not want to write about the burglary on Siquijor in the Philippines anymore. I wanted to forget that bad experience. I wanted to erase the incident out of my mind. On the other hand, I want to share with you what happened because you have the right to know. What did we learn from the burglary? What do we do differently next time? How can you protect yourself? And why travel insurance is so important?

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Siquijor Island: Untouched Beauty In The Visayas

Siquijor island in the Visayas

Philippines tip: Siquijor island, a laid back island in the Visayas

With 7107 islands it is extremely hard to put together an itinerary for travelling the Philippines. Why did we choose to visit Siquijor out of all the islands? We want to relax, hang around the beach, explore an island that is not too touristy, go diving and work on our blog. Siquijor island seems to be the perfect place to do all that. We tell you what you can do on the untouched island and what it costs to get and stay there. Continue reading

Scuba Diving in Dauin is fantastic

Scuba Diving in Dauin is a dream

Scuba diving in Dauin is a dream

What does it need to inspire us as scuba diving instructors for scuba diving? Is it the professional organization of a dive center? A competent local guide that knows where to find all the interesting creatures or is it a variety of dive sites that offer breathtaking underwater world? Continue reading

One day in Manila was a big surprise

One day in Manila at the Mall of Asia

Our first impression of during one day in Manila: Friendly people & a relaxed atmosphere

A stopover for one day in Manila was not planned at all. Due to the timing of our connecting flight we had no other option but spending a night in the megacity. We thought to stay overnight is ok but we definitely do not want to stay longer. After all we are happy that we have spent one day in Manila. Despite all our preconceptions, we think Manila is pretty cool. Read on to find out why we changed our mind. Continue reading

Travelling to the Philippines for the first time

Travelling to the Philippines for the first time

Travelling to the Philippines for the first time

How do you spend your holidays if you are working as a scuba diving instructor on a small Indonesian island? EXACTELY, you travel to small island on the Philippines and spend your time in the water scuba diving. Continue reading