Category: Sport

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Not Boracay – this is Camiguin, the real thing

This is Camiguin! The little island in the southern Bohol Sea is slowly but steadily developing. While Boracay suffers from mass tourism, Camiguin attracts people who like the real things.  Camiguin for kite boarders The white...

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Swimming in the Philippines

No we do not think of tourists swimming in the hotel pool or in the sea, we think about swimming Pinoys and Pinays. Can they swim?  Years ago, when I still lived on Panay...

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Camiguin dives – freedives

Camiguin dives – freedives with Herbert Nitsch. The Deepest Man on Earth (253.2 m / 830.8 ft) and the only freediver with 33 World Records in all freediving disciplines. For several years now, Camiguin becomes...

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iPad – no, PADI

I do not have an iPad, but since yesterday I have my PADI Open Water. I had been snorkeling since I had been 12 years old. It’s always been funny, but the summer season in...

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The Diver’s Log

The Diver’s Log is a log-book where every diver notes technical data and observations of each dive. I got mine yesterday!  This little story wouldn’t be worth to be written if the book weren’t so...

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Diving with a cochlear implant

A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. I progressively lost my hearing ability...

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Mantigue with friends

Mantigue is the little sister of Camiguin Island. Camiguin is known to be the friendliest island in the Philippines. This is why you always go to Mantigue with friends. And when you come back...

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Balloon Festival Pampanga

This year’s Balloon Festival in Pampanga will be held next week from April 10 to April 13.  More than 100 pilots from round the world will color the sky with their hot air balloons.  This year’s...

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Gone surfing

We recently had been surfing at Bagasbas Beach near Daet in Camarines Sur. I’ts been funny but unfortunately I had been to heavy for the weak swell  Bagasbas Beach is still a funny hang-out....

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Manila – Monaco

Here are two maritime traffic maps of this morning. Green symbols are cargo vessels, violet are yachts. Manila Monaco The extreme number of luxury yachts in the port of Monaco and off the coast...

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Boracay and more on Euronews

Euronews, Europe’s 24 hours news channel, broadcasts a series of short documentaries: “Philippine Life”. Each on-line available movie lasts for about 5 minutes. The first video was titled “Manila: the Melting Pot“. The second...