Fiveolous Celebration

Today’s itinerary includes island hopping on South Sand Bar and snorkeling in the famous Olango Island.

Call time for the group was 6AM so we can head early to Marigondon Port where our rented boat, courtesy of AquaPhil, is waiting. Instead of preparing food for our meals for this trip, we decided to buy fastfood and hanging rice aka “puso” and lechon and some junk foods for snacks. Take note,don’t forget to pack some water too to keep you hydrated when going for island hopping as your destination might not have available water for sale. As for us, we brought soft drinks & a galloon of water, just enough for the 6 of us.

We arrived at the port around 7:30am so we immediately headed for South Sand Bar. This tiny little sandbar, according to google, is part of Bohol already that is why travel time usually takes over an hour. Don’t expect some snorkeling and the likes though as the place is ideal for a little swim-here-and-there, but picturesque enough to feed on Instagram. You might want to check first on the best time of the day when visiting the sandbar so you’ll enjoy the full white sand. As for us,it was just a tiny portion of the bar as high tide was starting already. But we enjoyed the view and the sea nevertheless.

Here’s our team celebrating our fifth year at work.

After the many picture-takings, we sailed out for Olango Island located in Lapu-Lapu,Cebu. This time we’ll go snorkeling. You might wander where did we took our lunch. Yep, just in the boat. Good thing we rented a big one with a “table” in the center so taking our meals was not really a problem. Its a very hassle-free trip cause we even have a CR right on the boat!

After more than an hour trip, we arrived in Olango. Not surprisingly, there were many visitors already. Olango is known for their their marine sanctuaries. True enough, with the crystal clear water you can easily spot fishes just right under the boat. Dive and you’ll be swimming with them. Lucky for us, we were welcomed by a school of them.

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