Day 2 in Palawan: Early the next morning, we had our DIY Honda Bay tour.
DIY is cheaper compared to a package tour. We rode a tricycle from the hotel to the port where we will ride the boat for the tour but before that, we stopped by the local market to buy our food.
The seafoods found in the market were very fresh and cheap. We bought 1 whole Tuna, Liempo and other things like softdrinks, cups etc. Good thing that the tricycle driver that we contracted for the trip already brought with him cooked rice, cooking utensils and plates that we can use. Thanks kuya ^_^
When we reached the port, we just paid the necessary fees and we're off!
The initial plan was to go to these islands: Snake Island, Pandan Island, Starfish Island and Luli Island. But we were told that Snake Island has long been closed for maintenance so we decided to start off with Pandan Island and end the trip to Luli Island since Luli Island is the nearest island back to the port. We also didn't push through with Starfish island. I forgot the reason why hehehe.
|Pandan Island from afar
I'm a Beach loving person so I really love this trip. Pandan Island was truly captivating and the sand is as fine as the one you see in Boracay.
The boatman was kind enough to take our pictures and to take some underwater pictures for souvenir. Good thing my friend has an underwater camera. Photos below are from my good friend Nicole Cordero.
We stayed a bit longer in Pandan Island since we all fell in love with the place. The boatmen already cooked the meal for us while we're swimming. So when lunch time came, we just hurried back to shore to eat. The cooked food was plenty so we shared it with the boatmen...We got hungry from all the swimming and picture taking =p
After a few more hours, we transferred to Luli Island. When we came to Luli, it was already low tide but it gave us a better opportunity to get closer to the corals to take some more pictures =)
(Some Photos courtesy of Nicole Cordero)
|Kid in Luli Island
|Me with the fishes
It is also in Luli Island where I got to face my fear: The fear of the Diving Board.
|Dare to jump?
|My unforgettable 4M deep jump
Whenever I do something which is a bit daring, I always remember the song title by Arkarna - "Life is Free"..Well...you only live once, might as well do it =)
After Luli Island, we decided to go back to Puerto Princesa for our DIY City tour which will be on my next post.
The details of our expenses for our DIY Honda Bay tour was posted by Ate Naan, a good friend of mine who is with me on the tour and has her own blog (She was the one who managed our expenses hehehe). Check this link for further information: agitopassim.wordpress.com