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Marine Sanctuary

We woke up confused since we forgot that time changed today and it was still dark at eight o’clock in the morning as winter weather continues. I didn’t feel like doing anything today but the promise of delicious dim sum for lunch with friends got us up and moving. The dim-sum didn’t disappoint at Shanghai Chinese Restaurant and up to par with what we usually ate in San Francisco. I’m glad our friends discovered this place and we’re definitely going back there soon.

When we arrived home, I was so full and thankful that it made up for the dreary day we’re having. To lift up my spirits more, I went through our vacation photos late last year and reminisced about sunnier and warmer days at the beach. One of my favorite things to do is go to the beach and snorkeling.

One day, we went to Dauin Marine Reserve and Sanctuary. It takes about 30 minutes from my hometown, Dumaguete City to reach this marine sanctuary. It’s one of the many marine sanctuaries that we have in the island. A lot of people or tourists come to Negros Island since it offers some excellent diving. Dumaguete City is the capital city of Negros Oriental and named as one of the 7 Best Places To Retire Around The World in 2014 by Forbes. “Here you’ll find one of the best places for beachfront living on a budget.”


“Dauin is a fourth class municipality in the province of Negros Oriental, Philippines. The municipality is a coastal town, the Bohol Sea forming its eastern border. Dauin hosts several popular beach resorts with both local and foreign tourists. The coast of Dauin offers scuba dive sites with both coral reef and muck dive opportunities. The municipality has established several sanctuaries, within which fishing and boating is absolutely prohibited. This includes sites such as Mainit sanctuary, Luca sanctuary, Dauin sanctuary and Masaplod sanctuary. These sites are well preserved and offer a huge variety and quantity of life forms.”


my brother & his girlfriend


“Dauin also offers Muck diving, which on a point of view of biodiversity can be compared to the dives in Lembeh Strait in Indonesia. Midring blueringed octopus, Wonderpus, Mimic octopus, Poison ocellate octopus, Ambon scorpionfishes, Flamboyant cuttlefishes and Bobbit worms are frequent sights on the sandy shores of the municipality.”






that’s me having fun 🙂





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11 replies »

  1. What a beautiful place. Very scenic! The snorkeling looks like a lot of fun. I like the colorful fish, great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day!

  2. How cool to have an underwater camera so you can share what you saw while snorkelling.
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Thanks for coming by today and for your kind words. I will visit you as soon as I can. Have a fantastic day and don't forget to smile. ~ Shey

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