Learning to Dive… With Sharks!

Inhaling deeply and rolling onto my back, I paused. Without really holding my breath I revelled in the fullness of it for a beat. Then I let it out slowly, watching the bubbles bounce and ripple upwards towards the surface. A shimmering sky, rocked by waves rolling silently overhead. Sixty feet overhead… For a moment…

Welcome to Malapascua!

Our first destination was Malapascua, a tiny little island off the northern tip of Cebu. Once considered uninhabitable due to its small size and lack of a fresh water source, it is now a growing tourist destination for both international backpackers and Philipinos exploring their own county. With over 15 dive locations dotted around the…

The long haul, with baby

After a 60 hour jouney we have arrived! Our first destination is Malpascua island in the Phillipines. We’ll describe it all in the next post.. this entry focuses on how we survived 2.5 days in transit with an 11 week old and why it took so long! First a quick overview of our itinerary, then…