Sogod Bay Scuba Resort
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The day before yesterday, I overcame two life hurdles. I passed my advanced scuba certification course, something I should have probably done thirty years ago. The second accomplishment involved a deep, buried skill I never knew existed.
In the evening my fellow divers decided that we should celebrate my advancement at the Squirrel and …
... potentially held one of my lifelong dreams below the surface of the Philippino seas, whale sharks!! We knew from a few travellers that the most well known area for whale sharks, Donsol, has fewer and fewer sightings recently and was pretty much a pointless escapade. We had also heard about a place in Cebu called Oslob where there are guaranteed sightings, however the local fisherman are feeding these docile giants to lure them in for tourists. This of course is a ...
... greeted us friendly and the atmosphere was just very pleasant. The next days we did some fantastic wall dives around Sogod Bay and Limasawa Island. Again the visibility was not great but the hard and soft corals were superb and we were able to spot some fabulous marine life like rare frog fishes, special nudibranches and colorful schools of fish - at times we felt like in a huge aquarium ;-)).
The weather however was not always picture perfect and it ...
... NO meat), no rice and a nice glass of C******nay.
We took lots of photos of the group and had a wonderful conversation over dinner. A fun way to treat them! Tomorrow is our last day here and the girls want to shop. Our farewell dinner is being hosted at our house and Leah was busy preparing all weekend while we were gone. Looking forward to our final day here in the Philippines. Boy have we experienced a lot but it's gone fast!! ...
... vacation spot as the beach and island were as busy as Lake Michigan. :( We were hoping for a quite relaxing spot but there was no such thing. It was fun to bond with other volunteers for our last trip but also a bit overwhelming. Our reserved "cottage" turned into a tent for sleeping, which apparently was all they had left when we arrived. None of us brought anything to sleep on or with, so accommodations were sleeping on the floor of a tent.
Thankful for the snack bags ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
Pedro the dive instructor is an excellent, patient young fellow who you'll not go wrong with should you choose to upgrade your skills at this resort.
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