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... American guy on his own who was a Ned Flanders - Antony Keidis look alike. He also happened to be stuck in reverse, talked excruciatingly slow and asked us a hell of a lot of really pointless questions. Still nice enough guy just a bit on the boring side! After breakfast we had to get in a small paddle boat and get taken out the 20 metres to the reef, easily swimmable but apparently it's a protected reef so the boat is a must, at a cost ...
... distant relatives). Ahhh... So cute! From there back to Tagiloban for lunch at a curry house,then dropped Mich and Nyah at the ferry (they are flying to Manilla for a couple of days to visit a friend of Mich) while Julian and Pat and I stay one more night on Panglao. We did one more snorkel at the Alona Beach, a bit choppy so visibility and spotting so were a bit disappointing. The highlight of the evening was a good session watching the fire dancers again at the ...
... be one of the best days of my life. It was not just schools of fishes and corals and an array of other creatures of the sea that I saw.
I was able to glimpse, if only for a short time, two creatures that I have always longed to see: dolphins and sea turtles.
I take it that this will not be the last time that I will see them. I will conquer my lingering fears and doubts about diving into the deep blue waters and plunge on to my next adventures at sea.
... unfortunatley rush hour had well and truley hit, the traffic was ridiculous and we had no hope in hell of getting a taxi. It was 5:30 by now and we where slowly coming round to the idea that we had missed our flight. We again asked the help of a security guard, who after 20 minutes gave up of trying to stop the hundreds of full taxis, and led us to a very busy taxi rank.. there was no queue, jut a free for all first come first serve basis and as tourists ...
... the boatman rows you out to the location where the whale sharks are, and tell you your time starts now, so jump in the water. The scene was rather hectic, as there were about 25-30 other people already out there, and as far as I could tell, 5 different whale sharks. There are specified "feeding" boats that are actually hand feeding these gentle giants, so while underwater they are actually vertical, nearly touching the bottom which if ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAmarela Resort Panglao
Such a nice place. Very private set on a hillside with great views and its own private beach. Amarela Resort is a small place with only 24 rooms and suites but feels much larger. The restaurant is fabulous with a good verity of dishes. It has snorkeling gear, kayaks, ping pong, darts and a small art gallery. You can lounge at the pool or take a stroll on the beach its up to you. This place really takes care of you. Visit the gift shop too! It is away from Alona Beach so you need a tricycle to get back and forth if you want to go there. The wonderful staff will arrange a pick-up for you. But to be honest once you get there, there is no reason to leave.
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