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2012 Round Up – The Occasional Travels

In Round Up by Jaclynn Seah4 Comments

Wow 2012 was quite a great year in terms of travelling! I had hoped to travel more, but I wasn’t really expecting to travel as much as I did given that I was piled with projects at work. But somehow I managed to squeeze out the time and ended up visiting a surprising 7 countries instead, even if I haven’t gotten around to my original plans of Scandinavia and Croatia. 2012 trips for The Occasional Traveller   The first trip happened in April, where I made the arduous journey to Malapascua with a new dive group for a great diving …

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Dive Log – Malapascua, Cebu [Apr 2012] – Part II

In Philippines, Scuba Diving by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

And… more dive logs! Check out Part I here and my trip journal here. Most of the pix taken here are mine, though some are from my fellow dive mates on this trip. Dive site descriptions are a combination of my physical logbook as well as the Thresher Shark Diver dive location sites. Malapascua, Cebu, Philippines Dive 8/12 (#49) 9th Apr 2012 9.20am (54 mins) 22.1m Gato Island We were supposed to head out to the Dona Marilyn wreck, but the GPS was busted and weather in the distance looked quite suspect, so we ended up hitting Gato Island again. …

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Dive Log – Malapascua, Cebu [Apr 2012] – Part I

In Philippines, Scuba Diving by Jaclynn Seah0 Comments

In this age of digitalization, I thought I’d start taking my physical dive logs and start putting them up online for my record! Recording them with pictures to boot, this way it’s less painful in the event something happens to my dive log while I’m out on the water! Malapascua, Cebu, Philippines Malapascua is a little island located north of Cebu. It’s not very big – apparently you can cover it by walking in 2-3 hours and its mostly famous for diving. The waters are clear and so, so, so blue! Most of the famous dive sites are further out …

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Seeking Thresher Sharks in Malapascua

In Philippines, Scuba Diving by Jaclynn Seah3 Comments

After a year without diving, I found myself headed to Malapascua, a little island off the North of Cebu, Philippines for my first diving trip since 2010! Thresher Sharks and a quiet island with sun, sand and sea, I was totally looking forward to this little break. This is also the first dive trip that I did with a group called Scubaddiction. They’re a small group, very casual-like so it’s like travelling with a bunch of friends, and they were all doing leisure dives this time around (i.e. no one was on course) so it was a pretty relaxing and …

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Weekend Wanderlusting – Malapascua (But this time I’m really headed there!)

In Philippines, Scuba Diving by Jaclynn Seah4 Comments

Monday is less blue when it starts off with a bang… the first trip of 2012 is planned! My long awaited dive trip is happening in April and I can’t wait because I’m finally heading off to one of the places I’ve been planning for for the longest time!   I’M HEADED OFF TO… Malapascua, Cebu, Philippines (finally!)   * * * I’LL GET THERE BY… I was hoping to fly by Cebu Pacific Air, but the day that I wanted to book my flights the promo tickets had run out and cost as much as the Silkair ones! CPA …