Sardine run in Moalboal, cebu, philippines

Moalboal is a small town on the South-West side of Cebu island, Philippines. It's mostly used as an entry point to Panagsama Beach, where most of the dive schools are.

Not far out from the beach shore in Panagsama Beach, there is a drop-off. Near that area there are countless reefs, with soft and hard corals, many different species of fish.

The popular "sardine run" area can be reached from the shore. Once in the water, wade or swim out towards the drop-off. Between shore and the drop-off, turtles can be seen eating sea weed.

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Apo Island, Negros Oriental, Visayas, Philippines

Apo Island is a volcanic island covering 74 hectares in land area, 7 kilometers off the southeastern tip of Negros Island. The marine habitat around the island is a marine reserve. It has become a popular dive site and snorkeling destination with tourists.

Apo Island, Negros Oriental, Visayas, Philippines. Diving tour.  ( Picture taken by Gary )

At present, the island is home to over 650 documented species of fish and estimated to have over 400 species of corals. Most of the Philippines' 450 species of coral can be found here, from tiny bubble corals to huge gorgonian sea fans and brain corals.

Apo Island diving tour. Gary with Sea Turtle. ( Picture taken by dive master )

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Siquijor, Central Visayas, Philippines

Siquijor,  Central Visayas, Philippines ( Photo taken by Gary )
Siquijor is known for its scenic beauty and archaic churches, also blessed with natural and historical attractions. It lures nature lovers and adventurers to explore its numerous caves, springs and rivers, and to climb up Mount Bandilaan, the highest peak at the center of the island.

Being a coral island, it also invites diving enthusiasts to explore the reefs surrounding the island, teeming with marine life which have been remarkably left untouched.

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Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines.

Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines. 

The ocean around Balicasag Island is more than 40 meters (130 feet) deep. The steep coral covered slopes and walls of these protected waters contain schools of barracudas and jacks, banner and butterfly fishes, batfih, smaller nudibranchs and flatworms, and numerous varieties of anemones with their resident clownfishes.

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Galapagos sea lion, Isla San Cristóbal, Ecuador

The Galápagos sea lion, Isla San Cristóbal, Ecuador (Picture taken by Gary, KGH).

The Galápagos sea lion is a species of sea lion that exclusively breeds on the Galápagos Islands and – in smaller numbers – on Isla de la Plata (Ecuador). Being fairly social, and one of the most numerous species in the Galápagos archipelago, they are often spotted sun-bathing on sandy shores or rock groups or gliding gracefully through the surf.

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Izalco volcano, El Salvador

Izalco volcano, El Salvador (Picture taken by Gary, KGH).

Izalco is a stratovolcano on the side of the Santa Ana Volcano, which is located in western El Salvador. Izalco erupted almost continuously from 1770 (when it formed) to 1958 earning it the nickname of "Lighthouse of the Pacific", and experienced a flank eruption in 1966.

The volcano is visited and climbed regularly by tourists to El Salvador via the Cerro Verde National Park and is a national icon of the country. The volcano is currently quiescent but may erupt again.

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Volcán Tajumulco, Guatemala

Volcán Tajumulco is a large stratovolcano in the department of San Marcos in western Guatemala. It is the highest mountain in Central America at 4,220 metres (13,845 ft). Although Tajumulco has had several historical reports of volcanic eruptions, none has been confirmed to be a true eruption.

On the summit of Volcán Tajumulco in the early morning. Volcán Santiaguito erupting in the distance (Picture taken by Gary, KGH).

Volcán Tajumulco was declared a protected area in 1956. Trips up the mountain can be arranged by various groups in the city of Quetzaltenango. Typically groups will begin the climb early on the first day and camp at a site approximately 150 meters below the summit. This allows for acclimatization to the high altitude. The following morning the hikers can summit without packs. Views are variable, the peak is frequently engulfed in clouds and conditions are extremely windy.

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Caye Caulker, Belize

Caye Caulker is a small island off the coast of Belize, 1.6 km west of the Barrier Reef. It's about 8.2 km in length with a population of 1,300.

The Split is a popular swimming area in Caye Caulker (Picture taken by Gary, KGH).

Caye Caulker is popular with backpackers and budget travelers for its (relatively) cheap prices, laid-back vibe, and abundance of restaurants and bars. There aren't really any proper beaches to speak of, but plenty of docks are spread around the island where you can pull up a plastic chair and get your sun on, or hang out at one of the ocean front restaurants or walk down to "The Split" which is a popular swimming area.

A little oceanfront garden in Caye Caulker, Belize.

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