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After the diving yesterday I drop the plan of going to 3 new wrecks and just go snorkelling instead and then a single dive in the afternoon.
We managed to pack 8 people on the boat which makes it affordable - but boat rentals at Coron is somewhat more expensive than the prices I have encountered other places. The concept of the snorkelling tour is similar to the diving. We start of sailing through the small islands surrounding Coron - once again there is some great spot to look at as we go along.
We get out
to the gunboat where we will spend most of the day - and this is more my style.
The gunboat is at shallow waters - actually the top of the boat is above the
surface at low tide.
A few of the snorklers try to make it to the beach - but it is really shallow waters and they get more or less stranded on some corals on their way and have to give up on that part.
prepared on the boat - and yep it does consist of fish and rice - like so many
meals in this part of the country. It is a big fish and after we have eaten
most of it the bones are thrown overboard so the living fish can enjoy the
After lunch we meet up with the dive boat and two of us transfer to it to have a dive on the dive boat - and this dive is clearly more what I like about wreck diving. The wreck is pretty open so even when we are going inside it it is still possible to see fish and corals. And this wreck got lots of fish and corals also a bit under the surface. The visibility in the wreck is still hopeless though.
return trip I start the mission of the day. Find a dive buddy to go to Apo
Reef. Well I am on a boat with fellow divers - it seems like the perfect place
to start the search.
Ok we get
back to Sea Dive and we need to make a plan. Currently we are at