Dauin and Apo IslandFebruary 7 on the Philippines ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C
I spontaneously continued my journey to Dauin, a small little town where only divers hang out. I spent 4 days at AivyMaes Dive Resort while waiting for my visa to be extended (yes, stayed longer than expected 😁). What a relaxed place! Dauin is famous for muck diving so all the little stuff like nudibraches. I decided to continue my diving education and did two specialties with my instructor Siegfried (he is Filipino and has a brother named Siegmund 😁): deep diving and Nitrox. I'm now certified to go 40 m down and can also breathe Nitrox, a gas mixture containing more oxygen than air so that you have a longer bottom time in the water.
I successfully completed the course though feeling I'm about to catch a cold...continued my journey to Apo Islands, a driver's paradise! Spend 5 nights there while having a cold - and did not do one single dive. Bad luck 🙄
Snorkelling was possible for me and I think the pictures/videos speak for themselves. Swimming with turtles has always been a dream 😍🐢
Apo Island is a small volcanic island and is very remote: electricity is available only 4 hours a day and there are only two restaurants in the village. Only a few tourists actually stay on the island because most people are day trippers. I'm glad I stayed so long and had the chance to this very local experience :)Read more