Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dive Mactan!

Updated on Dec. 24, 2012

I’ve been diving in Mactan since 2008, in fact it’s where I got licensed for both my PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water. The island is only 30 minutes from Mandaue and Cebu City so you don’t need to stay at a beach resort to get certified. There are several dive shops you can choose from to get your dive courses under the major organizations (PADI, NAUI, CMAS). Add to that the proximity of good dive sites like Gilutungan Island, Nalusuan Island, Talima and several others and you have the opportunity to dive in the morning, shop in the afternoon and chill out in the mountains for dinner, all within an hour or less from the city center. Continue reading


No visas necessary

For Filipinos who want to go outside the country but do not want to go through the process of applying for a visa beforehand. I’m still looking for an official list from the DFA but this article from GMA News Online should be accurate.

Pinoys can visit at least 25 countries without visas – DFA Continue reading