Slam'S Garden Resort
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... and Lonely Planet) it seems we have little choice but to pay up, and we all settle back onto our planks grumpily hugging our bags and muttering to ourselves. When we get to the ferry, it feels as though the boatmen are talking about 'extra' money, for the private boat, which will be "pretty expensive", there are noises about "when the captain gets here", and how much the boat costs to run. I could feel the red mist descending, and started to wonder if I could ...
... bus from Cebu city terminal to the north. This took hours, it felt like a social bus tour. We stopped so many times and took the sightseeing route I think! Arriving just in time 4pm for the last shared/public boat to Malapasqua island.
A lovely island with beautiful beaches and very friendly welcoming people. While walking or better said fighting the sandy path and the incredible heat of the sun, we got confronted with what happened here......
... another diving mecca, known for the Monad Shoal - a hammerhead shark cleaning station. The only problem is you have to leave at 5am to see them. The island itself was quite badly affected by Typhoon Yolanda as it was in its path after it had struck Leyte. As there’s a constant stream of tourists coming for the diving though they have been quick to make repairs and try to get things back ...
... we reached the dive site known as Monoad Shoal, the cleaning station....so by now I need to put you out of your misery and tell you what it is I am here to see....fully kitted up and jumping into the water as the sun rose in the sky, I looked down and descended to 28 metres where I settled on the rock and coral and looked out into the dark blue abyss....waited...not long at all.....within minutes our dive master pointed and gradually out of the milky blue depth ...
... the tide line, in the shallow water we saw a ten fingered starfish, huge sea-urchins, a long sea slug, sea cucumbers and a baby squid all lit up bright blue - all this found by torchlight, amazing!
On our last day we paid 800P for a 2 hour boat trip and snorkel around Malapascua, we stopped at a few places but the current was very strong and visibility was not great, however I did snorkel over an old WW2 Japanese ship which was pretty cool, ...