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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sumilon Island Snorkeling, Cebu Philippines

Sumilon Island Snorkeling

How to get there
Cebu Terminal: South bus terminal 
Cebu-Oslob Ceres bus fare:130 php plus (air-conditioned)
Travel time: more or less 4 hours 

Sumilon Bluewater Resort Day Tour Package - 1500 php
(inclusive boat transfer)

Sumilon is the first marine protected area in the Philippines and was made a fish sanctuary in 1974 under the guidance of Siliman University Marine Reserve.

The Sandbar occasionally changes in shape and location, depending on the season.

We had are our snorkeling activity which is included in our day tour package. It was by afternoon when we decided to get wet but it wasn't really a good day for finding Nemo. The waves were a bit strong and it felt like the sea wants to swallow you down, but we manage to swim around and found some fishes, only a few, the tides were pushing them away. I bet they look wonderful if the water is calm-better do it the moment you arrive or in the morning.

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