Day 3 Journey ni Ikoy in Coron Islands
The beauty of Coron is not found in the city, it is in the surrounding islands. With its white sand beaches, clear pristine waters, lakes (considered the cleanest in the country), lagoons, black marble cliffs and very hospitable & friendly locals, among the places I've been nothing can compare with the beauty of Coron. This tour was really an adventure.
Our first stop was Kayangan Lake. We excitedly went down after the boat safely docked. Our tour guide gave us instruction where to go after we registered at the counter manned by tribes men. We went up on a steep and slippery hill, and have to carefully calculate our steps while holding the wooden railings so we won't fall down. When we reached the postcard spot of Kayangan I was fascinated by the sight in front of me. We took some photo the proceeded to the lake.
The tour guide announced that we will not be able to go near the dock because it was already full. She instead instructed us to put on our life vest because we will be swimming towards it. Whaaaaaat??? that was our initial reaction but quickly we got excited because this is a new experience for us. The anchor was dropped more than a hundred meters from the docking area then we began swimming. The water was very deep and the waves were a bit strong that could send us away from the group. The tour guide kept on monitoring us until all of us reached the landing. It was tiring but still we enjoyed the journey. What do you think we did on our way back?
We were not contestants of "Survivor" or any reality shows but it feels like we were. This time our boat can't go near the shores of CYC beach because of shallow waters. Again we have to swim about 50 meters to reach the shoreline. During this situations we were not able to bring our camera on the shore and so we just have to do with the underwater camera brought by Dave and used it for surface photo shoot. Everybody was game with it so still we enjoyed the swimming the clear waters and the white sand beach =)
This time there's no more shores, all we do is jump from the boat and enjoy the view of life under water. The current was strongly drifting us away from the boat so I didn't go very far. If the waves were a bit still I could have enjoyed snorkeling here.
This was the best place ever, the best site for snorkeling. This place is the protected marine sanctuary, so swimming here was like swimming inside the aquarium with its beautiful & colorful corals and countless variety of fishes. Fish feeding and fishing are prohibited in this area. Shhhhh . . . I managed to hide a bread in my pocket that was why I was able to have the fishes go to near me for photo shoot ha ha ha ha ha :)) Sadly the sun did not show up so our photos are short of light.