Showing posts with label DIVE TOURISM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIVE TOURISM. Show all posts

Sunday, January 15, 2023


By Monch Henares

The Panglao Shores Press Launch was held on January 12, 2023 at the South Palms Beach Resort in Panglao, Bohol. From (L-R) RJ Ledesma - Program Host,  Hope Uy - Chief Executive Officer Panglao Shores,  Atty. Karen-Mae Baydo - Asst Chief Operating Officer TIEZA,  Bill Barnett - Managing Director C9 HotelWorks. Photo: Monch Henares

Philippine conglomerate Alturas Group unveiled a bold new vision for development on the island of Bohol with the launch of Panglao Shores, a 25 billion pesos (USD477 million) investment in a once-in-a-generation 50-hectare mixed-use project conceptualized by global leaders in sustainability and master-planning. 

Sunday, December 11, 2022

The 2nd Camiguin Dive Festival Revisits Stunning Marine Life, Boosts Dive Tourism in Region 10 | Motourismo

Words by Arabelle Jimenez
Photos by Ram Yoro, Kurt Chan
Yvette C. Lee, and Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort

Burias Shoal teeming of fish and soft corals. Photo: Ram Yoro

The 2nd Camiguin Dive Festival recently concluded its month-long underwater photography competition participated by 20 divers from different parts of the Philippines, capturing the beauty of Camiguin's lush marine life. 

Friday, October 14, 2022

First Bay Deep Mati Freediving Festival Exudes Beauty with a Cause Beyond the Depths of Davao Region | Motourismo

Words by Arabelle Jimenez
Underwater Photos by Melardz Vee

Coming together from Manila, Cebu, Bohol and Davao to participate in the first-ever Bay Deep Mati Freediving Festival. Front row from (L-R), yours truly Arabelle Jimenez Mermaid Instructor and Co-Founder of Motourismo, Emma Chen Freediver from Taiwan, Daniel Bautista Filmmaker, Department of Tourism Region XI Director Tanya Rabat-Tan, Davao Oriental Governor Cora N. Malanyaon, City of Mati Mayor Michelle N. Rabat, and Jean Pol Francois Freediving Instructor and Founder of Freediving Planet Cebu.
2nd row (L-R): Jean-Luc Tulliez Molchanovs Instructor and Co-Founder of Ocean Bluex, Imam Gulisan Filipino Freediving Record Holder, Gert Leroy Freediving Instructor and YouTuber, Leachim Padron Freediving Instructor and Founder of Glide Freediving, Niccolo Stevens Molchanovs Instructor and Photographer, and Dyna Fernandez Freediver from Cebu.
Photo inserts freedivers Dan Patrick and Mermaid Arabelle.
Underwater photos by Melardz Vee at Pujada Bay, Davao Oriental.

Declared as one of the most beautiful bays in the world at the 15th World Bays Congress in Toyama Prefecture, Japan in 2019, the Pujada Bay in Mati, Davao Oriental is once again the center of attraction during the first edition of the Bay Deep Mati Free Diving Festival. Mounted by the Philippine Department of Tourism Region XI, the festivities was held on September 23 - 26, 2022 at the City of Mati in the Province of Davao Oriental.

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