Maia's Beach Resort
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... to attend, and with 2 more dives in our budget I had booked on to the trip going out that day at 9. A lovely spot of breakfast with my new Danish friends and the three of us joined a full dive boat to head out to Gato Island, yet another pristine marine reserve with phenomenal diving. We had two more dives that day, both fantastic drift dives with sightings of huge white tip reef sharks, and quite a few beautiful seahorses and a whole host of other rare, ...
... reminded of how useless I am without the most basic of equipment and a supportive team by my side. The outcome probably would have been the same in the UK but this poor 50 year old diver would have had a five star chance to survive with our golden NHS. The Taiwanese diving party came to thank us and I didn't know what I could say to stem the flow of their weeping or comfort them.
The whole island and it's many dive centres seemed respectfully quiet over the following 48 hours.
It's already 8 in the morning when we arrived at Hagnaya Port. Remember, it's not part of Bantayan Island. You still need to take a Roro (shuttle ferry) for an hour sailing before getting there:) Roro Leaves every 2 Hours, and we're lucky since the next trip was ...
... all half asleep walking to the boats. During our dive, we saw 4-5 sharks but the visibility was not great and we saw blurry shadows in the distance. I couldn't get a clear visual of one, unfortunately. So I am attaching a picture of what a Thrasher Shark looks like, courtesy of Google ;-) On our second dive, we headed to a dive site called Bagton Bato which is a pinnacle of coral formation. It was quite amazing, although the stunning ...
... name, where he is from, how old he is etc., until they suddenly whip out a plastic bag offering him souvenirs. He politely declines and as we wander away, we wonder how soon the child-sellers will go from cute, to annoying.... So we continue wandering and after spending an unknown length of time being lost in the dusty village behind the beach front, we finally find the hotel again. It has become our tradition to get lost within a short distance of our new home. ...