Thursday, September 27, 2012

Puerto Princesa Trip, Day 3: Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling

Island hopping and snorkeling at Honda Bay is one of THE things-to-do in Puerto Princesa. When you do packaged tours, expect it to be in the itinerary along with the city tour and going to the underground river. Well, even when you just do a DIY itinerary, it's highly recommended you include it. Our tour guide constantly reminded us that the correct name where Snake Island, Pandan Island, etc. are located is Hunda Bay, contrary to how it is popularly spelled.

My skin hasn't completely recovered from baking it under the sun. I'm nognog-er than ever. My sunblock didn't last long or must have worn off faster than it should as I enthusiastically snorkeled.

I am including videos in this post as I am bad with adjectives and describing things, so I thought the videos will do the job for me at showing you how underwater life is so amazing there! We just took them using my phone (used protective casing but was so nervous the whole time!) so it's not the best-est quality. It's also shot in portrait orientation, lulz.

Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling
Honday Bay

Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling
Dos Palmas sighting

Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling
Lu-Li ("lulubog-lilitaw") Island

Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling
Tickly sea urchin

Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling
Pandan Island

Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling
Ed

Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling
Ed trying out sea urchin, one of his food adventures in Puerto Princesa (he ate tamilok at Baker's Hill and catfish at KaLui)

Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling
Lunch! <3

Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling
Our tour group

Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling
Starfish Island

Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling
Starfish Island, part two

At the end of the tour, our snorkeling guide gave us these cute leaf creations...

Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling
Honda Bay Island Hopping and Snorkeling

Aaand here are the snorkeling videos!






x Roan

*photos by ed and me