Welcome to the Philippines :-)
in Moalboal ...
... we rent a little bungalow for 2 weeks
often we have Geckos for a visit
a Trycicle, short-distance mean of transport in Heidi Look
... and off we go under water
pigmy seahorse (3mm)
The Sardine-run, unbeatable Highlight in Moalboal
an undiscribable experience, to be surrounded by thousands of sardines
sometimes we spoil ourselves with a glass of wine for sunset
well hidden frogfish (10cm)
on the market
with Holger, our host, we spend a day on the motorbike
he shows us his favorite waterfall
afterwards we go to the beach ...
... where we won't die of thirst ;-)
bath-time for the small dog :-))
cocks - they are fostered and cared of ...
... until day X has come, to die or to live
a sharp blade is fixed on the foot ...
... the cocks get treated to be angry of eachother ...
... on command the fight starts, it lasts 15-60 seconds
a lot of bets are placed
the tension rises
we spend another chilled day at a waterfall
with a Trycicle we drive to the next busstation ...
... with an overfilled bus we continue to the ferry-port
the governor is expected, our luggage and us are well protected ;-)
our host John get's us from the port, so we can avoid a trip in a jeepney ...
... even so, we love the variety of the jeepneys
Welcome to macro-paradise Dauin
our new home for 2 weeks (it will be 4)
incl. 3-4 dogs :-))
behind the main house, we are allowed to use the kitchen
view from our bungalow ...
... Paradise :-))
the tanks are directly delivered to the house, 10 tanks for 20 US$ :-))
a dream come true, diving whenever we want ...
... at a fantastic dive-place directly in front of the door
chilling in perfection
let's get wet
sometimes the dogs join us :-)
often wer are happily welcomed
Bailey - the heartbreaker
Popcorn shrimp (1cm)
you don't see me
fish on a seastar (3mm)
juvenile frogfish (1 cm)
flamboyant sepia (10 cm) ...
... with a shrimp in the mouth
giant frogfish (40cm)
Flabellina (2 cm)
Seahorse (10 cm)
eye on eye
very juvenile flabellina (5mm)
juvenile lion fish in a bottle
nudibranch (5 cm)
Bobtail Squid (2 cm)
leaffish (10 cm) ...
... double the size with open mouth ;-)
bluering octopus (5cm), most poisonous animal on earth
Dawn, today we have to say goodbye ...
... the bungalow is rented out to someone else
Thank you Anna und John, we had a great time!!
we visit Siquijor, the witch-island ...
... and learn to fly :-)
the locals believe strongly, despite - or maybe because of their reputation ...
... as island for black and white magic, healers and witches
a visit at the Bolo-Bolo healer is not to be missed
his hut is well hidden
an impressive experience ...
... after which we immediately have to relax ;-)
the holy, 400-year-old Balete-tree
the only beach-bar in San Juan ...
... it is very cozy ...
... with a great sunset-view
also in Siquijor: cocks everywhere
the Jeepney for tourists is broken at the moment ...
... we explore the island by motorbike ...
... drive through rice fields ...
... swim in fresh spring-water ...
... and have a look at churches
... two ...
... and three
Holy Friday is a special day (also in Siquijor)
Bye bye Siquijor
Hello Dauin :-)
Johns bungalow is still booked ....
... but Ginas bungalow is very beautiful as well ...
... we have a lot of space and an own kitchen
at the house reef there are plenty of turtles
also Sepias swim by often
the feather stars are very active and swim around in the blue
juvenile boxfish (3 cm)
Frogfish (5 cm)
after 2-3 we decide to change dive-site-location
Apo Scuba, the tank-provider ...
... owns a private beach ...
... from where we explore the sand with Philipp, a guide
well hidden frogfish (10 cm)
juvenile hairy frogfish (2 cm)
we are lucky, it's someones birthday, we are invited to join :-)
another day in paradise, right John?!
juvenile frogfish (1 cm)
before the nigh dive, we watch the fishermen
Bobtail Squid (2 cm) in blue ...
... brown ...
... and transparent
bye bye Philippines, we had a great time!