Snorkeling in Port Barton

A personal boat tour cost us only 1200 PHP (around 27 dollars) and we arranged it only 30 minutes before departure. Once the deal was struck, Xiker went to buy lunches for us, while I sped off to pick up our cameras, towels and sunscreen.

We had the intention to go island hopping, but ended up visiting only one island for lunch, opting instead to spend our day snorkeling in a few different locations.

The coral reefs were resplendent, with thousands of colorful fish of who-knows-how-many-species, and we never got bored.

Hell, we were so mesmerized I completely forgot to reapply sun lotion and ended up getting one of the worst sunburns I’ve ever had, all over my backside. We ended up having to spend an extra day in Port Barton because I was in no shape to be traveling in jeepney and buses… Spent the next few weeks peeling like a snake, and boy, that was an itchy experience.

Anyhoo, managed to get a few cool pics of the underwater community around Port Barton! Totally thrilled to see how good our Nikon AW100 works underwater.

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just had to get a closer look!
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these colorful fish were eyecatching even from a distance
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stopped for lunch here at this gooooorgeous island
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a brewing storm
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didn’t deter us from exploring the tiny island though
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xiker was thrilled to find the bamboo pole and quickly attached his gopro to it… we hadn’t yet discovered the uselessness of the gopro2 underwater
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fortunately i had the trusty AW100 and it worked fantastic
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i was pleasantly surprised to find out how spunky the clownfish can be!
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they weren’t scared and kept trying to “threaten” us
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look at that adorable baby
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i realized too late the anchors off our boats are very damaging to the coral reefs we visit…
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us with our captain
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