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Travel Blogs from Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera is a relatively small beach town that's located conveniently in between Manila and Boracay (our destination for New Years). It's also well know for some fantastic diving and marine life. I was looking forward to going there because there are seahorses, and I've never seen those before.
Since I caught Richard's cold I had …
... This is what happened on our drift dive. So we drop in about 50m from land. Negative entry into the water from a backward roll. Down to 12m, cruised through a swim through with a little current. Came out the other side, over the reef and got into this massive current that I had to dig my fingers into the rock to hold on. Crawled along the surface trying not to get stung by anything deadly (always helps not to place you ...
... for our 4hr journey and from there, catch a minibus to Catapan, where we switch and carry on to Puerto Galera for a couple of days. Highlight of the day was seeing a skool of dolphins riding the surf next to the boat for about 5 mins or so. But icould i get a picture? Nope. i blame it on the camera! The minibus journey was pretty hectic, started off ok with just 4 people in, then the most i counted was 18 people!!! In a ...
... wreck, ordering Tom to “GET RID OF IT RIGHT NOW OR
I'M MOVING TO ANOTHER HOSTEL”. Fortunately, he was quite
happy to act the hero as I supervised the capture and removal process
from behind a locked door (you can never be too careful!). Just when
I thought the situation couldn't get any more hideous, as Tom tried
to scoop the monster into a bowl, it began exploding babies which in
turn also began scrambling all over the walls causing me to feel like
... Its funny though, I don't recall being bitten by bugs (and I was wearing bug spray), and yet, I have welts all over my body from bug bites. They like me here. However, despite the bug bites, we absolutely LOVED Mindoro and want to go back before we leave! It is so close to Manila (short bus and ferry ride), and relatively inexpensive to travel to.
Today we are meeting with Sister Dulce about our Community Health Finance Tour, which we may ...