I've been trying to find the words for this last part of my latest Boracay trip with Globe Bridging Communities. I finally decided to just let the pictures speak for themselves and make a few side comments haha. This was my second try to dive (the first one was in Palawan and it was nerve-wracking haha) and I seemed okay still while still on land. This was because I was with Pinoy Underwater Photographers from NUDI Philippines during the trip and I was genuinely interested to see the world through their eyes if I do well. Stay tuned for the Underwater Part next! Maybe this can also be a guide if you want to go on an Intro Dive in Boracay. =)
This trip was a dive cleanup for the future of Boracay. A few years back, reef buds were placed near the beautiful White Beach of Boracay. In order to sustain it, locals and citizens must be informed about the initiative and experience first-hand what the effects of Boracay being named one of the best beaches in the world is. There is bound to be trash in the waters or on the beach.
The children swept the beach for litter.
Those who have a diving license were composed of the police, Globe volunteers, officials, locals and foreigners.
We were shipped off to the Lapu-Lapu Diving School. We must learn to dive after all before the dive cleanup.
The briefing for the intro dive was about the signals and the gear.
There's a waiver and a health checklist. I hear if you check one, you would need a doctor to sign you off to dive.
You suit up after. My size was 1-2 (33-35 Italy). Better note down your size for the next dive!
Here comes the real test..
They say that the better the sand/beach, the uglier it is underwater = not good for snorkeling or diving. I guess the best way is to go to the diving schools like the Lapu-Lapu Dive Center in Station 2, Boracay. They're authorized by PADI. The dive sites are there in Boracay - just little farther from the White Beach. =)
Check out the diving prices and other details here.