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Snorkeling

Price : from ₱400

If you have never tried snorkeling in the Philippines then you have really missed out on something! The Philippines has one of the warmest seas in the world. There are so many different species of animals that it feels like swimming in an enormous aquarium. Check out our Gallery or Click Here for our Rates, Padi Skin & Snorkeling Course

Padi Skin Diving & Snorkeling Course

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House Reef Rules

  1. No Touching Policy
    No gloves to be worn
    Exceptions
    –  Marine biologist or any other recognised institution to take samples for further studies
    –  To remove fishing line or nets
    –  To remove COTS
    –   Exemption medical letter from Doctor
    Notification of intent to carry out any of the above exceptions
  2. Respect Marine Wildlife
    –  No harassing or touching
  3. Entry areas
    –   For Divers —- To inflate BCD at shore line and walk out until waste deep, being careful not to step on any coral, put BCD on and fin out to sandy area and descend
    –   For Snorkeler’s —- To follow instruction of your Guide
  4. Buoyancy control
    –   For Divers —- Practice buoyancy control in sandy or clear area before you dive over corals
    –   For Snorkeler’s —- To follow instruction of your Guide
  5. Streamline your equipment
    Streamline your equipment will help minimise the risk of entanglement accidental disturbance to prevent damage to corals whilst diving.
  6. Taking Photos
    Taking photo or video, use a stick or poker to stabilise your self causing minimal contact with coral, do not use or touch coral with hand or legs to stabiles yourself.
  7. Don’t Collect Underwater Souvenirs
    –  Dead or alive from the Ocean
    Exceptions see Rule 1
  8. Be a Marine Debris Crusader
    Keep our reefs clean if you see litter whist diving in the sanctuary please take time to collect and dispose in trash cans
  9. Exit areas
    Exit the same place where entered take care not to step on coral
  10. Be a Responsible Diver or Snorkeler

Don’t miss this wonderful and exciting opportunity! Take that first step and book now through our booking page Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you and arrange your snorkeling adventure.

Snorkeling Tips

To get the most out of your snorkeling experience, you may find these tips helpful. Also, the staff are always happy to answer your questions and provide any assistance.

Using the Mask

To try on the mask, move the strap and brush your hair out of the way. Gently push the mask onto your face. Gently inhale through your nose to seal the mask to your face. If the mask remains there unsupported, then it is making a good seal. It is best to try on and adjust the mask straps before entering the water. If any assistance is needed, one of the staff will gladly help. In order to prevent the mask from fogging up while in use, there is a defogging solution available.

Using the Snorkel

To keep the snorkel upright while you are swimming face down on the surface of the water, you may need to adjust the snorkel strap properly on the mask strap. Now you can just float or swim along thesurface, breathing through the snorkel and observing the underwater world below.

Fins

Fins aren’t really a necessity for snorkeling but they help you to move around more quickly so that you can see more of the underwater world. Before entering the water, one of our staff will provide you witha pair of fins.

Snorkeling Hazards

The southwest coast of Cebu Island has a lot of corals. A coral are actually quite fragile and can be easily damaged by clumsy swimmers and snorkeler’s , so please avoid contact with the coral. It is often razor sharp which is another reason to avoid contact.

Don’t miss this wonderful and exciting opportunity! Take that first step and book now through our booking page. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you arrange your snorkeling adventure.

FAQs

What are the physical requirements for snorkeling?

Snorkeling has no specific physical requirements.  You just have to be in a generally good health to snorkel. If in doubt, please consult your physician.

Can I snorkel while pregnant?

Please consult your physician.

Are there changing rooms available?

There are changing rooms at the Dive resort

Do I need to know how to swim?

Yes, basic swimming skills are required.

What do I need to bring with me?

Bring a towel and swimsuit.

What is available at the resort?

There is Sari-Sari store Water, fruits, and snacks are available

Is there a place to keep my belongings safe?

Yes, there are secure area’s that you can put your things to keep them safe and dry.

Don’t miss this wonderful and exciting opportunity! Take that first step and book now through our booking page. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you arrange your snorkeling adventure.

Marine Fee

The Alegria Provincial Government established a Marine Park Entrance Fee System based on Tickets. Tickets are purchased for a fee of 100 Pesos (about 2 $) per dive. The local government will utilise these funds to finance a number of high priority conservation programs in the area, including patrols and enforcement to abolish destructive fishing practices such as blast and cyanide fishing, village improvement programs within the park, collection and disposal of plastic and other wastes entering the park’s waters, marine conservation education of village children and adults, and reef and mangrove rehabilitation. Tickets can be purchased through Sta. Filomena Marine Sanctuary in Alegria or at Alegria Dive Resort. We greatly appreciate your support and cooperation with this entrance fee system. Conservation of Sta. Filomena’s spectacular marine habitats requires funding, and your entrance fee is a valuable contribution to saving Alegria’s reefs.

Don’t miss this wonderful and exciting opportunity! Take that first step and book now through our booking page. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you arrange your snorkeling adventure.

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