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

The Philippines stand under to motto of diving. From Moalboal we continue to Dauin, the makro-paradise. Planned were two weeks, we stayed six, interrupted by a week "holiday" on the witch-island Siquijor. Exept of the underwater-world, we don't see a lot from the Philippines, but we are thrilled by people and nature.

Philippines

25.02.-01.05.2019