Monthly Archives: July 2012

Wreck Diving and Natasha loses all Modesty

We started our day with a dive out to the Alma Jane, a boat sunk in the Sabang Beach harbor.  On the way out to the dive site, the hook at my neck on my halter swimsuit decided to come … Continue reading

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Punta Verde, Philippines

Today after an early breakfast we ventured out to Punta Verde, a small island about a 45-minute boat ride from Sabang beach.   We went out on a larger boat from which we did a giant stride entry.   We rode directly … Continue reading

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Our first dive day in Puerto Galera, Philippines

I am still not adjusted to the time change and having gone to bed at 8:30 pm, I woke up at 4 am.  About six it was light (but too early for breakfast) so I walked down to the beach … Continue reading

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We have arrived-the Philippines!

The divers we picked up along the way. Donna in Moscow; Jim in Singapore (he had been diving in Indonesia); and Emily and Fred in Manila (where they had been touring and adjusting to the time change) @Jean Janssen I … Continue reading

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Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

While Puerto Galera is actually a small town in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines just over 80 miles south of Manila, the term is generally used to describe the area from White Beach to Sabang.  This area has been designated a Man … Continue reading

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37 Hours to Reach Puerto Galera, Philippines

The Journey not the arrival matters.  –T. S. Eliot Rocky dropped me off at the airport with my dive gear, clothes, and school supplies (to donate) all packed.  We are catching a flight on Singapore Airlines to Singapore via Moscow. … Continue reading

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Anticipating the Philippines

Today I head out to the Philippines for a dive trip with my travel group  Oceanic Ventures.  I love traveling with Dive Mom. (Ann teaches diving to students of all ages which is how she acquired this title.  Even though … Continue reading

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