So Why Choose Siquijor?
A question I often get asked so let me tell you. During the time I was Scuba diving in the pretty village of Port Barton in Palawan I got to meet many hundreds of divers and students on our boats. In between dives we would often chat about various things such as where the diver’s next destination was or where they had already visited. I notice there were just a few places high on people’s recommendations but in particular one really stood out indeed, yes Siquijor. I remember thinking that one day I will have to go and check it out ……one day. Anyway there was a girl on my boat February 2017 telling me that she had just spent the best 3 weeks of her life spending both Christmas and new year in ( I had a hunch what she was about to say!) of course, Siquijor. So I went home and my boyfriend and I checked it out so we did May 2017.
Getting there from Palawan meant we flew from Puerto Princesa to Cebu. Then we got a bus from Cebu to Dumaguete before finally catching a ferry to Siquijor. As we approached the Port in Siquijor town we were already falling in love with the island the Spanish referred to as Isla de Fuego or the Island of fire, aptly named due to its stunning sunsets and abundance of fire flies.
Now the big mistake we made was only allowing 2 nights for this amazing Island. So we had just 2 days to pack it all in. First we had to try scuba diving as that how me make our living back in Palawan, teaching and guiding scuba divers. It was the first time I did a shore dive in a long long time. Back in Port Barton we are forced to use boats as the reefs are several kms away. But here within minutes we were cruising over stunning reefs and corals and at 25 meters entering a small cave! The water was warm and calm and I was impressed by the numbers of turtles!
That was it we were totally hooked on this beautiful island. We have nothing bad to say about Palawan but this feels like the place we both want to spend the rest of our days