Dolphins, coral reef and Chocolate Hills

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early morning dolphins hunt
We woke up very early, to get as soon as possible to the boat. The locals took us to the beach and we sat on the boat. We were ready for our Bohol-adventure with dolphins. It took quite long to get to the place where the dolphins were supposed to be there... but we kept looking for them for a while and didnt see any. More boats joined us, and it looked quite funny, coz when one boat changed direction - the others followed it at once. It seemed we all were behaving like a crowd, one changed direction and the whole group made the same, even without any evidence that the dolphins were already there. It was kinda annoying and i thought we wouldnt be able to see the creatures. Even our locals gave almost up. But finally we saw them. We followed the dolphins for a while, first one group then another one and another again.
where are the dolphins
When we were fed up with this cam-hunting we went to Balicasag island for rest and for food. It was something like late breakfast. We ordered it and the ppl living on the small island prepared it for us, and meanwhile they tryed to sell some souvenirs made of shels and other sea-things. We bought some and tryed even to hagel a bit. But both - we and them knew, that we payed too much for those simply things. Whatever! after the meal i needed to go to the bathroom, and our island guide led me there, on the way back two chicas passad us by, and the guy asked me if i have w wife,
me: not yet
so he ofered me one of those girls.
Me: cool, which one would u give me? But they should know in Poland is kinda freaking cold in winter.
Guy: it's ok, u will hug her and she will be warm!
ahahahha
So as we arrived back to the beach my almost-father-in-law took us with the small boat to the reef, where we were snorkeling.
looks like more ppl is searching for them

It was the first time for me, but snorkelling wasnt that great, coz u have to stay on the surface. Fortunately i took my swimming glasses with me and i changed the pipe for the glasses. That way i could hold the breath and dive for few seconds, and see the coral reef closer. It was so awesome, i dived to the bottom (not that deep, just few meteres) and could touch the corals, fish (of course they escaped all the time, so i was always to slow to catch them). And it was maybe the best thing i experienced here so far. At the edge of the reef the sea became suddenly very deep, so that i couldnt see anything but the deep blue. it was kinda scary, coz it was so mysterious and unknow, just deep bleu around me. RJ followed me for w while, but at the place where the reef ended, he chickened out and turned buck to the shallow waters.
Balicasag island and ride to the snoorkeling
After a while, Ruby, who was sitting in the boat, tryed snorkeling as well. Good, coz i was thinking she would skip this cool experience.
Then we wnet back to the island and with another boat we headed to the MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH EVER - to Virgin Island (unfortunately we don't know the original, filipino name for that island, maybe some one knows that?). We arrived on the island and walked around it. It was pretty small and was like a smal green dot on the blue/azur sea surface. That was exactly, what we were missing so much on the first day on Bohol, the really beautiful sand beach with super blue water and light yellow, almost white sand.

jegs76 says:
Oo, si Ruby yun!
We stayed in some resort, that Ruby found. It was run by a swiss guy i guess. You have to ask her, coz she's the one who knows the name :)
Posted on: Jun 21, 2012
moonshine_karen says:
hey its Ruby in the picture! I'm going to Panglao this July, any hotel recommendations?
Posted on: Jun 21, 2012
jaeWALK says:
it's puntod island jegs. the virgin island. it's on my bohol blogs. hehe!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaewalk/3299642586/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaewalk/2604395422/

and i just simply love the sandbar!
Posted on: Aug 30, 2009
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early morning dolphins hunt
early morning dolphins hunt
where are the dolphins
where are the dolphins
looks like more ppl is searching f…
looks like more ppl is searching …
Balicasag island and ride to the s…
Balicasag island and ride to the …
and here we go
and here we go
the underwater adventure begins
the underwater adventure begins
me
me
RJ
RJ
and so we go watching the coral re…
and so we go watching the coral r…
unfortunately no water proof camera
unfortunately no water proof camera
Virgin Island
Virgin Island
we on the Virgin isl.
we on the Virgin isl.
posing
posing
beach at the Virgin
beach at the Virgin
flying RJ
flying RJ
up side down
up side down
walking along the beach
walking along the beach
tree climbing
tree climbing
nice fish, huh?
nice fish, huh?
RJ biting fish
RJ biting fish
beach again
beach again
our boat
our boat
Paradise was the name of our boat
'Paradise' was the name of our boat
Grzes
Grzes
RJ
RJ
boatman
boatman
resting after snoorkeling
resting after snoorkeling
happy
happy
bye bye Virgin
bye bye Virgin
nets
nets
my first coconuts
my first coconuts
wind styled RJs hair hahaha
wind styled RJ's hair hahaha
Ruby smiles
Ruby smiles
Virgin again
Virgin again
its really hot here
it's really hot here
with the fish
with the fish
at the virgin beach
at the virgin beach
sunset in Alona beach
sunset in Alona beach
our resort
our resort
morning in the Flower resort
morning in the Flower resort
first pic, in the morning, all sle…
first pic, in the morning, all sl…
my almost father-in-low;)
my almost father-in-low;)
virgin island
virgin island
preparing for coral reef
preparing for coral reef
3
'3'
Ruby
Ruby
Panglao Hotels & Accommodations review
Bohol Ressort
We stayed two nights there. The guys from Flower Garden Resort will take care of u, they even will arrange a transport for u - so it was pretty nice, … read entire review
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