Boracay, Philippines - Dive Time & R&R
22 June 2016
In order to get to Boracay we had to fly into Caticlan & take a ferry to the island. We were staying at Calypso Dive Resort - a great choice as it was right on the beach with a bar, beach massage & restaurant. Great dive shop too. Rooms were spacious, clean, bright & comfortable.
Boracay’s diving was much better & we did 3 dives while there. All the pics are in the gallery to the right. The coral was healthy & we saw lots of sea life including a sea snake that was about 6 ft long. The banka that we dove off of is a typical Filipino boat - they look like humongous spiders. We lucked out & were the only ones diving so our dive master Vincent, we got all to ourselves!
Boracay is also quite touristy but I loved it. Lots of places to hang out & each night was celebrated watching the sunset. We found Coco's Bar & the Obama Grill, & we got pedicures in our beach chairs while hanging on the beach. Life can't get an better! It was good for Tom to get some R&R. We also met up with our shipper (Remy) from California. He is also from the Philippines & was home for vacation but lives in Santa Maria, Ca. He showed us around the island of Panay, his home. Sadly, our time went to fast & we headed back to Samal Island & boat work. All the pics are in the picture gallery - hope you enjoy them. We look forward to the next break when we can get away from the boat for a few days.
Colleen & Tom