Category Archives: Panglao

Journey to Mactan

To learn more about the emerging market diving community of Korea, Jula and I traveled to Mactan, AKA the little Korea of the Philippines. The SCUBA School International (SSI) office for Region VII – central Visayas hosted us, offering to … Continue reading

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Blue-Ringed Octopus

Days off as a ZEP means more diving of course! I suppose you don’t usually dedicate eight weeks to marine conservation if you’re not obsessed with the ocean and underwater world. And yet, after four weeks of placement in Panglao, … Continue reading

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Panglao at Dusk

This first week and a half of Green Fins volunteer placement has flown by in a whirlwind of meetings, greetings, assessments, training, letdowns, and feel good moments. All in all, you know you’ve made the right life choices when you … Continue reading

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Final Week in Panglao… Where did the time go!!!

So I start my blog for the last time looking back at how far I have come in just over eight weeks, having been introduced to the ZEP and the Green fins initiative back at our original base of Marine … Continue reading

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Panglao – Week 5

Starting our fifth week in Panglao and it is hard to believe that we are now under three weeks away of our programme finishing!  We are still extremely busy working with dive centres and putting dates in the diary for … Continue reading

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The Green Army moves to Panglao

We had a fantastic 2 weeks of training in Zamboanguita but now it’s placement time! Our small team of Green Fins assessors have now re-located to Panglao, Bohol. We are now living in two lovely flats with our own bedrooms(!) … Continue reading

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“Experience”

I came here with the hope that this program would help me find a way. I have interests and I have passions but my issue is that I want to do all of them, there really is no one specific … Continue reading

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Here it begins

We leave Marine Conservation Philippines, well, kind of, they actually drove us all the way to the bus stop. But it was a sad good bye, the people there are some of the most varied yet talented, not to mention … Continue reading

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