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Scuba diving in Olango Reef, Mactan

Ever since I had my scuba diving certification last year, I promised myself that I would at least dive once a month. Scuba diving, for me, is relaxing and releases all my stress away. If you haven’t done scuba diving before, well it’s about darn time you should try.

For this month’s dive, I tagged along with a friend from college who had some guests for discover scuba diving (DSD or “intro dive” as we call it in Davao). It’s my second time diving in Mactan and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Last time I went diving in Mactan was last year and I didn’t see much underwater life. Our location: Olanggo Reef.

Our exact dive spot is in San Vicente Marine Sanctuary, Olango Reef, Mactan, Cebu. The reef is connected to Olango Island which is just 15-20 minutes by boat from the shores of Mactan. When we got to the place, it was packed with tourists, mostly Koreans. Most of them though are only snorkeling and we didn’t have much competition under the water. Heck, we were only the ones diving that day.

It’s only been less than a month (I think) since my last dive (in Moalboal) and I was really excited to get back to the water. What made me even more excited is that I recently purchased a Knog Qudos dive light and assembled a DIY dive tray made of PVC.

The dive light cost me something around Php 3,900.00 while the DIY dive tray was only around Php 200.00 – 300.00. Pretty cheap, right?

DIY dive tray
DIY dive tray

It was my first time to use a dive tray and though I’m not really sure what pointers I’m supposed to look out for, I just went away and shot with it. I still managed to pull off some cool shots though.

A specie of Nembrotha
A specie of Nembrotha

Anemone fish
Anemone fish

And of course, the final rendered video (forgive me for the shaky-ness, I didn’t bother to stabilize the clips in post-edit):

If you are interested to try scuba diving (DSD), feel free to book with Brad Travels.

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