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Mar 2, 2010 - Pandan Island
A couple of days journey and an overnight stop in San Jose and I've arrived at the French Owned Pandan Island Resort on the island of the same name. Its a small island which interestingly did its best to stay out of the guidebooks but is now gets mentioned as its the main base for diving Apo Reef some 2 hours away, and also my main reason for being here. Curiously, there are no locks on any of the rooms either - those French and their ideas. Matthaus has beaten me here and it was good to catch up with him again. I did a refresher dive...Jump to full entry
Jan 6, 2008 - We found Nemo!
APO REEF: A World Wildlife Fund Protected Reef 48km off Sablayan, in Occidental Mindoro Journey Schedule Car Ride: 11pm to 11:30pm Bus Ride: 12am to 3am Ferry Ride: 4am to 7am Van Ride: 7am to 11am Boat Ride: 1pm to 3:30pm Scuba Diving & Snorkeling for two days in protected tropical coral paradise: Priceless Boat Ride: 5:30am to 8:30am Van Ride: 11am to 2pm Ferry Ride: 4pm to 7pm Bus Ride: 7pm to 10pm Car Ride: 10pm to 10:30pm Definitely worth every second of traveling. We were able to get permits thanks to Nerissa's Dad who is friends with...Jump to full entry