Photographer's Note

While there are no dive-shops in Bantayan island, there's some decent snorkeling nearby.
On this particular day, we went to Virgin island, a twenty minutes boatride from Bantayan (in the background). The reefs are pretty nice here, while the Philippine plague of dynamite fishing has destroyed any reefs close to Bantayan island.

We left with sunshine from a blue sky, but very fast, a menacing blanket of clouds were pulling up upon us from the West. I had just put on my snorkel, when it started raining heavily. However, that was absolutely no problem! Who cares about getting wet, when you are swimming??

I actually really enjoyed swimming in the rain, as it was a bit colder on my back and I could hear the drumming of the rain, while looking down upon crazy colourful fishes and the reef. A nice trip!!

Ask some of the tricycle drivers in Santa Fe to arrange the boattrip. It should be around 800 Peso for a half-day trip, (for the boat, not pr. person), where you can bring some fish and make a barbecue in Virgin Island.

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