Snorkeling, diving, relaxing in between under the sun ☀️

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I only learned how to swim when I came back to the Philippines 3 years ago! I was a bukid (mountain) girl. Well, the beach is 15 to 20 minutes drive away from home. When I was young, we used to go fishing with my dad. My dad owned a little pump boat and was lending out to a local fisherman. In return, they gave us fresh fish on Saturdays. So, sometimes (Kung Makalugsong sa may dagat haha) if my dad had time he would take me and my cousin Aiza out for a boat trip. He even taught me how to swim and jump on his back and dive. But since my incident of almost drowning I was scared to even step into the water. I didn't even have the courage to try or even go for some fun into the water anymore unless it's a must. Way back in my swimming class in college I was able to perform into my final swimming class. It's hilarious that I was doing all those strokes just for grades.

But here I am now. Moving my feet, swimming under water. Enjoying everything that waves takes me into.

It's not too late to do things that your heart desires. Sometimes, our minds takes over our heart with fear and traumas. Time heals and life changes along the way.

My partner Ras is a certified diver and even got into his advanced diving thingy. He's the one who encouraged me to practice how to swim and do scuba diving. His goal. Our goal 😁 is me having a diver license so I could be with him diving underwater chasing sharks and experience the underwater world. Well, he mostly encourage me to do things that I'm feared of.

Moalboal is a place where you can chill and party at the same time. It has a lot of different restaurant, hostels, hotel resort and more . I guess this place is a paradise for backpackers.

It's a five or six hours away from the City down to the South of Cebu.

Aside from Malapascua. Moalboal is one of our favorite place.

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This cotton candy sky is one of my favorite photo from one of our Moalboal trips. This picture was taken during our sunset dinner at one of the restaurant in Panagsama beach.

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Panagsama beach is always been a special place for us. This is the first place we visited when we moved to Cebu.

I still remember our first trip to Moalboal way back three years ago.

Ras was very excited to try this local things around. We took the local bus to Moalboal. It was also my first time so we ended up in the wrong bus. But the driver and conductor was kind enough to drop us in Carcar. And from there we took another bus to Moalboal. It was a fun and crazy adventure.

We mostly came to visit this place to do snorkeling or having a weekend getaway.

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Cheers to a beautiful life! To more beautiful sunset in the world 🍾🌞🌞

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Moalboal has a lot to offer. From snorkeling with thousand and thousands of sardines, snorkeling on the island of Pescador, swimming with turtles. And if you're lucky enough there's a whaleshark passing by sometime. Which is very rare according to the divers.

Few more sunset sky around Moalboal 🌞

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They have the most beautiful sunset I've ever seen in Cebu so far, aside from our balcony view at our old apartment. Who will never fell in love with these beautiful pink, purple, orange colours colliding into the clouds. It's more beautiful when you have a beer with you and watching the sunset with your favorite people.

Amazing right?

I had the best and amazing diving experience in Moalboal. I took the open water course. It took me hours to really get into the salt water. Practicing all those procedures and techniques under water is quite difficult.

So grateful for Beth for being so patient with me. As she always said "Being patient is part of my job". Or else she will not be there at the first place. She even shared that she just recently knew how to swim as she moved to Moalboal. She's from Mindanao. A bukid girl like me. So, swimming is not really her thing before coz living distance away from the beach is really a big thing too.Until moving to Moalboal and found someone who pushes her to become who she is today.

I really get inspired with this kind of story.

You can really be anyone you like to be. 🙏🏼

Swimming with sardines is not my thing. I have tried it few times before. But, I feel dizzy when the sardines group themselves slightly swimming towards me. When the sun hits their skin and I imagine a big anaconda coming swimming around. I know I'm hillarious. But, I am not really into it. I have wild imagination about it.

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I can't wait to get my diving certificate one day. 🙏🏼 I can't wait to dive underwater watching the thresher sharks in Malapascua or even got more excited to have night dives identifying a whole lot of more little colourful sea creatures.

I can't swim in the seawater without life vest. When Ras and the whole group of divers went scuba diving in Pescador island. I was left alone with the boatman. The Kuya really convince me to do snorkeling with him. As he joked around that it was all free. And I don't need to give him any amount. At first I was hesitant since I can't go down in the water alone without anything with me. He was kind enough to accompany me all along for half an hour chasing fishes at the island. He even showed me some tricks to swim.

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We saw a lot of different fishes and lucky enough to see this cutie turtle swimming around.

Forever grateful having someone who will always have my back encouraging me to do things that I thought I will never try.

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To more snorkeling, diving and chasing sunset around the Universe 🐟☺️🐢



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Freediving na ba ang next? Ahahhaha. I know how to swim but i have a fear of drowning. Hahahha

Lami kaau ang mga photos especially the tiil. Ahw, the sunset di. Ahahahahha

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Hahaha Murag Inana gyud.

Hadlok manko molangoy Kung ako ra. Nyahahhaha. Ayaw hadlok malunod Kay daghan Nata ani hahahha 😁

Island hopping Nata soon 🙏🏼😌🐢🐋🐟🤍

Nyahahha! Awwww. Thanks from my tiil to yours 😸😂untitled.gif

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@asasiklause ayaw gud pataka pag kami imo kuyog mag beach kasi hihilain ka namin sa papuntang dagat yung malalim na part! hahaha. Bantay ka! mga traydor panaman yung mga kasama mo! hahaha.

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GAME. if kayo nya akong hilahin or kargahin. hahahhaha mabilis din po akong tumakbo. ahhahah

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Sana all 🧜‍♀️ mermaid pretty! 🥰 I've tried snorkeling before a long long time ago sa Dakak. 😁 nice kaau ang sunset bah makainlove. Tudloe nya ko ana unsaon pag dive2

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Hahahha. nyay! @sassycebuana pretty ang tiil lang sa. Hahahhaa.. pretty mermaid tiil kuko hahaha..

Nyay! Kalaagan niabot ug Dakak uy..super gyud kaayo nice bitaw Maka relax Sab ta sa tung mga neuron cells and everything hahahaa.. let's do snorkeling puhon 💖🙏🏼

Ayaw na patudlo Kay a good diver is a lazy swimmer. All you have to do is mag tigum lang ug pampayad sa dive.Kay you can't do scuba diving without someone. Your Buddy.Unlike sa free diving nga Kung kabalo lang ka molangoy gyud and you have swimming gears. Okay na kaayo. And you can't do scuba diving without license or certificate unless fun dive lang like I did. No need na ug license. Only some small training. And it's pretty much expensive gyud. Agud bitaw wako nitiwas Kay way budget. Hahaha . Poor aspiring mermaid here. Hahahha But since I'm saving for it na. Hopefully next year 😻 next year! ☺️🤍🐟🙏🏼

Thanks Rica 💞

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Ang imong last photo ganahan ko! sana all maganda ang kuko! hahahha.

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Hhahaha! Thank you @gerel . Hindi kasi tayo kagandahan kaya kuko lang muna ang Labanan hahahhaa

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Naningkamot sa mig search unsay dagway sa thresher sharks hahaha. Nindot niiii 🤩

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Cebu especially Malapascua is very famous aning thresher shark. Agud a lot of divers around the world Ga visit sa Malapascua. Hahahaa

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Thank youuuu. Daghan na mig bucket list ani ahaha, apil na jud ni for sure 😄

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Your photos is so refreshing to watch. It somehow capture the nature's beautiful hues. Reading the post, it seems you have a good adventure. !discovery 20

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ay na pagkuhag lisensya ky di man ka pang dagat, pang himpapawid man ka.hahahah

Tood, nice pictures.

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Nyay! 😁😂 gara a uyyyy. Samoka. Kusion Ron 😂😁😃😸

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freediving na this....

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Hahhahaha. Dili pako confident sa freediving hahhaha. Siguro ug naay mo push nako pababa. Hahaha Kay feeling nako Dili gyud ko ka sisid ba hahahha. 😆😆😆😆😆

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Omg Mie...Freediving and sunset...are things I really want now 😍

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An pinakamahusay ky an tiil.

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Nyhahahah! Sis, Dili man ta kagandahan. Tiil nalang sa ato I post hahhaha. Labanan nang tiil nalang sa ni 😆

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Haha mga gwapa ta oi bisag unsaon.
Mag tiil pud ko ani sunod hahaha

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Indeed, life is beautiful when we learn how to connect with the nature

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Oh hello @sorenkierkegaard . I read from your profile that you are from Cebu. Join unya namo puhon!

Truelily agree with you!

Maayong buntag to 🐱

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that's so kind of you, yes, I always wanted to. Please do inform me. Good morning

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wow, look really enjoying and relaxing. Loved the sunset 👍

I was a bukid (mountain) girl

In malay language, we spell is as Bukit, and it has the same meaning: mountain 😁

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Wow. Really? Bukit? That is so cool. I think it's easy to learn Malay language for us Filipinos. Wait, I have to google it. Hahhaaa..

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Now,it make sense.

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Hola. Me encantaron tus fotografías, puedo ver qué fue un día divertido y si que me alegra. Gracias por compartir tus experiencias. Un abrazo fuerte desde Colombia.

Hi there. I loved your pictures, I can see what a fun day it was and it makes me happy. Thank you for sharing your experiences. A big hug from Colombia.

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love the sunset photos! i tried diving before but the water was harsh and we only saw a few things underneath.. i wish to try it again during summer...in Panglao or Balicasag..hopefully I won't get dizzy anymore!

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We're going to a Bohol in few weeks time.Crossingg finger that we could dive dira a . First time namo mag travel sa Bohol and we are so excited..

Taga Bohol ka? @junebride

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yes taga bohol..hehe naa mi sa guindulman... where are you going to stay d ay?

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