Heading to the Philippines – Visayas Liveaboard

I’m off this evening to the Philippines, spending a week on the Expedition Fleet Visayas liveaboard. The trip will be taking in some of the Philippines’ best known diving areas – Malapascua, home of the famously long-tailed thresher sharks; Moalboal and Pescador island; Apo Island; Bohol; and Cabilao. It’s going to be a bit of a primer in all these different Philippines sites that I’ve heard a lot about – certainly being on the liveaboard will make it much easier to see all these dive areas in one week – to get to each place by land would take forever. The Philippines is sadly not blessed with great infrastructure.

However, this is probably going to be my easiest trip there so far – I can fly straight into Cebu via Manila, hop on the boat, and then fly straight out again when we get back. Usually there’s a tortuous 2/3 hour car journey involved, but not this time… Full report and photos when I return. Sadly no wide-angle shots as my replacement Nikon D70 has turned out to be a dud. Grrr. I’ll be sticking to my trusty Canon and macro photography.

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