I bet you’ve already seen the animated film Finding Nemo, in connection with my blog entry let’s just say I had a close encounter with Nemo and Friends underwater.
Right after our successful and joyful dolphin sighting somewhere in the vast Bohol Sea, our boatman informed us that we’re heading to Balicasag Island to do snorkeling, fish feeding and turtle watching.
The first two activities that I've mentioned will be seen in the rightmost part of the said island. From the port area we transferred to a smaller boat and paddle forward, on the queue of our tour guide slash boatman we all jumped into the open water. We’re 6 in the group consist of a Chinese couple, Melai and Iya peeps from BPI, Ate Tracy and me.
Going back, as we’re floating in the salt water I immediately noticed fish in different color and size. Without second thought I wore my goggles and dived. What I saw underwater is beyond words to express, an inviting world of marine life and I was speechless and motionless.
|Robotic Pose underwater|
|School of Fish! Awesome!|
Shared reaction and feelings as we’re all smiling to continuously dive and by turns took photos. Thanks to Iya for allowing me and Ate Tracy to have our wacky and solo pictures with the marine environment. Credits to her and to our boatman for these awesome framed moments.
We stayed a little bit longer, our boatman hand us over the crackers and we started to feed the fish. As we spread the smashed crackers in the water, that tickling sensation made us giggle as if we’re being gently pinched by small creature. It’s priceless.
I swam a little bit farther as I enjoyed the fish following me as well as the scenic view later did I know I’m almost in the cliff going deep, very deep part of the sea. Unseen bottom just the darkest shades of blue. What I delighted the most, the scuba divers exploring the area with their GoPro. That very moment my desire to learn technical diving relieves if only I have the luxury of time and money I’ll do my best to learn and discover the beautiful world of the sea.
|Some 15 feet and below|
|Finding Nemo and Friends|