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Moalboal: A Piece Of Paradise South Of Cebu

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Cebu is one of, if not the oldest city in the Philippines. Its history dates back to the time when the Spaniards first landed in the country and established their settlements. Thousands of tourists flock to the area for its clear waters and white sandy beaches. Aside from the topside view, Cebu is also known as a famous diving destination worldwide.

cebu 2At the southwest end of Cebu lies the town of Moalboal. This fourth income class municipality that is bordered to the west by Tañon Strait depends highly on dive tourism. Moalboal is famous for its wall dives. Most of its dive sites are located along the coastal shore of the island. The dive sites are part of a fringing reef that starts from the town extending all the way out to the open sea.

Among the many dive sites in Moalboal, Pescador Island is one of the top three must-dive areas. The walls of Pescador Island are littered with a variety of soft and hard corals, most of which are inhabited by different species of frogfish, nudibranchs, shrimps, and eels. If you look deeper into the blue there are occasional sightings of schools of barracudas, snappers, and sardines. There are also rare moments where whale sharks will pass by and make the experience even more breathtaking.

cebu 4Moalboal also offers unique dive sites for those who are interested in underwater photography. These dive sites are usually shallow with sandy bottoms where photographers can comfortably position their bodies together with their camera and just concentrate on taking a photo of an elusive subject (such as a mandarin fish for example).

Over the years Moalboal has developed to cater to the needs of both local and foreign divers. In addition to the development of the resorts, Moalboal has recently implemented coastal laws regarding rules and regulations on commercial fishing. The local government units of Moalboal have supported non-government organizations who petition marine protected areas in the region.

Want to find out more about Moalboal? Email Neil at divestination_ph@yahoo.com.

A former Radio DJ and PR Specialist, Neil’s passion for the ocean made him dedicate his life to scuba diving. He is currently the General Manager for DIVEStination Philippines, a dive travel agency that specializes in dive trips around the archipelago and an active PADI Divemaster in Anilao, Batangas. He is also a Digital Underwater Photography Instructor and has attended a few workshops in underwater photography.

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The Diver Medic introduces new DEMR course

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The Diver Medic has developed a course suitable for every diver, or even surface support officer out there. The course will instil confidence and understanding of the subject your instructor may not have had the knowledge and skills to teach you unless they were DEMR trained themselves.

The Diver Medic DEMR Course – Diving Emergency Medical Responder Course is approved and written by Chantelle Newman – The Diver Medic Course Director and Founder.

The main objective is to ensure divers get the right treatment in the event of an accident or diving emergency, whether inland or in a remote location.

The Diver Medic is Agency neutral and their mission is to support all Agencies in the quest for better medical training and safety for all divers.

Is this course for you?

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities to provide pre-hospital care to patients requiring emergency care/treatment.

For example, Liveaboard crew, Skippers, Captains, Dive Boat Crew, Dive Schools, Instructors, DiveMasters, Course Directors, CoastGuard, RNLI, Police Divers, Public Safety Divers, Tenders, Scientific Divers, Military Divers, Recreation, Technical, Cave, CCR Divers, Freediver, Surface support staff, Freediver competition crew, Lifeguards, ThemePark Divers, Aquarium staff, Explorers, Nurses, Doctors, EMS and more.!

Entry Requirements

Learners must be at least 18 years old on the first day of training. CPR and AED certified, basic understanding of First Aid Training

Instructors

If you are interested in becoming a TDM Diving Emergency Medical Responder Instructor you can apply to The Diver Medic by emailing info@thedivermedic.com with your resume and an introductory letter explaining why you should be considered you as an Instructors.

For more information visit www.thedivermedic.com

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Jeff chats to… Veronica Cowley, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition (Watch Video)

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In this exclusive Zoom interview, Jeff Goodman, Scubaverse Editor-at-large, chats to Veronica Cowley, a contestant in the See You at the Sea Festival Film Competition. The See you at the Sea Festival was an online film festival created by young people, for young people.

Veronica’s film – Worse things Happen at Sea – can be seen here:

Sixth and final in a series of six videos about the competition. Watch the first video HERE with Jenn Sandiford – Youth Engagement Officer with the Your Shore Beach Rangers Project and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust – to find out more about the Competition. Each day this week will be sharing one video in which Jeff talks with the young contestants about their films and what inspired them.


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