Sangat Island

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While in Coron town we got ourselves into a bit of a pickle. We booked into the Kokosnuss place (the colourful room place) and then found out they couldn't take cards and needed cash...so we thought fine...there'll be ATM's in Coron town......OH NO THERE AREN'T. Even the airline office wanted to cash so we were slightly worried about getting back to Manila. Luckily a girl who worked at Kokosnuss used to work at an island resort called Sangat Island and she said they deffo took cards, booked flights and it's a great place so she enquired about accomodation for us and they luckily had a room available for a couple of nights.


So we arrived on Sangat Island on Wednesday 14th initially for 2 nights. Sangat is about 30mins by boat from Coron town and the resort is the only one on the island.
There are only 10 huts there (all right on the beach) and all meals (included in the rates) are served in the restaurant at set times each day. This was a really nice way of getting to know the other guests and staff! On our first night we were introduced to the King of Sangat (english bloke called Andy) who was rather tipsy having spent all day on his brand new yaght sipping wine. We also met the diving instructor (German bloke called Jojo) who convinced us to do the PADI course! We ended up staying in this lovely little villa which its own private beach for another 4 nights!! It was amazing! and quite isolated from the rest of the resort - you could only get to it along a wooden walkway attached to the cliffs.
Although we didn't have too much time to enjoy it as we were diving twice a day and then learning the theory in the evenings! (its a hard life eh?!) Jojo is such a great instructor - he even had a sense of humour but I think that was taught to him by Andy!! Around Sangat island there are loads of sunken ship wrecks to explore (Japanese war ships which were sunk by the Americans in 1944) and we saw 3 whilest doing our PADI course.
On our last dive we went to one called the Olympia and were able to actually swim inside it!  It was really scary at first (although not as scary as being attacked by MONKEYS on the wooden walkway last week!) swimming into this big dark hole but once we were inside we could see clearly enough. The whole ship was covered in coral and there were loads of amazing fish.
We even saw lion fish which are poisonous and clown fish in a pink anenome with baby ones just like in finding Nemo! yay!
On Tuesday we said goodbye to our little paradise and to all the wonderful people we met over there (including the staff who were great - can't believe how nice the food was every single day) and set off back to Coron Town on the smallest boat ever! We got soaked on our way back as it was raining too! At least the sea water drenching us was warm!

We booked ourselves into a place called Seadive resort right in Coron town for one night as our flight to Manila was at 8am the next morning.
.. or so we thought! We got to the airport and waited for our plane but it never arrived! the weather was so bad that it couldn't land as the runway was waterlogged so we have been told to come back tomorrow at the same time! So here we are back in Coron town tonight! Wish us luck for tomorrow!!!!

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Our first beach hut :)
Our first beach hut :)
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and relax...
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Our amazing outdoor shower
Our amazing outdoor shower
Our private beach...nice
Our private beach...nice
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The way to our Villa...scary
Our Diving instructor JoJo. Legend…
Our Diving instructor JoJo. Legen…
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..reading about myself
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