Swimming with sea turtles (Apo Island, Philippines)

in travel •  4 months ago

Wow ! Where do I start with this one ! Swimming with Sea Turtles is one of the best things I've ever done ! Anyway we booked a tour from a dive shop is Dumaguete called 'Harold's Dive Center Dumaguete' and then we woke up bright and early and made our way to the dive shop which was a short ten minute walk from the hostel we were staying at called 'The Flying Fish Hostel'. We got geared up and driven to a boat which took a group of us out towards Apo island located only a short distance of the coast.

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From here we got put into groups of about five + a guide who helped us swim around and find the huge sea turtles lurking below down below. We quickly found a sea turtle munching on some sea weeds and he/she was so graceful and didn't seem to care that we were watching him munching his din dins ahah. Everyone in our group had GoPro's and our guide helped us get so many awesome photos with these incredible creatures !

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During the down times between seeing turtles the guide had us diving deep underwater doing all sorts of funny posses together it was awesome and the turtles even seemed to just come on by to see us ! During the time we were in the water I think we probably saw eight turtles in total which was brilliant and definitely worth it. Just writing this makes me want to hop on a plane back to the Philippines to see my new swimming friends again !

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On the tour we got provided with breakfast and lunch which was super tasty, I'm a happy guy when my belly it full haha. Everybody is our group was so interesting we happened to be with a group of Filipino girls who gave us so much useful knowledge for the next part of out Philippines adventure.

Thanks for reading,
Ben

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Amazing place...

Wow that is so nice. I have been to Dumaguete too but never knew there was such an adventure there. Must go back! Lol.

Must be an amazing experince down under water and getting to feel the waterworld and turtles...👍

Awesome experience! Hope to do that one day!

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You did it right buddy!! So clear to capture energy though under the water, what’re you using?

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howdy there @itsben! wow these photos are absolutely stunning! how big are those turtles? I couldn't tell but I bet they're big, great post!

Awesome 😎 pics, Those turtles are huge. I saw turtles 🐢 in Caribbean, but not so big

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