The sardine run in Moalboal is not the only reason to visit this seaside town, but it’s certainly one of the biggest draw cards, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to float around with 87 bajillion fish.
The main reason why anyone goes to Moalboal in the Philippines is for the sardine run, but as incredible as that experience is, the best dive spot (in my humble opinion) is Pescador Island, a rocky little outcrop of exquisite diving bliss.
Have you ever been triggered by a triggerfish? I didn’t even know what a triggerfish was until this dive, and I’ve since developed a bit of a fear of their glary eyes.
I could only afford one night at Le Pirate Boatel, but it was worth every overpriced cent. You don’t get much better than a dreamy oceanside bed that you can roll off into the big beautiful blue.
I was invited to tag along on a staff sunrise dive, and while we didn’t see anything aside from a whole lot of blue, I had a blast watching the crew fool around.
Despite accommodation mishaps, blisters, and a few brief moments of boredom or alienation, the 3 days I spent on Gili Meno were, for the most part, beautifully blissful.
Despite being deer-in-the-headlights terrified and running on pure adrenalin for the entire dive, I also had the most fun of my life when I threw myself into what can only be described as the underwater rollercoaster.
As soon as I hit the water I felt like I was constantly flipping around trying to capture the overwhelming amount of exquisite life that was flooding my vision.
I am constantly surprised by this surreal and exquisite world that I find myself submerged in, and my maiden night dive was no different. It opened up a whole new dimension.
The wildly beautiful landscapes, exquisite sunsets and dynamic oceanscapes of this ridiculously epic adventure have totally stolen my heart, and I truly hope that life brings me back this way one day so I can do it all again.