I was on an epic motorbike trip around massive Leyte province in the southern Philippines. Along a peaceful, secluded coastline, far removed from the hustle and bustle of Tacloban City, lies Padre Burgos. Humble and unassuming...yet it beckons adventurous divers from around the world.
While on a trip around Romblon Island in the Philippines, I made friends with an animated Italian expat in Romblon town. He insisted that we check out Agpanabat Turtle Sanctuary on the southern end of the island. I'm glad we did, there were some fascinating coral reefs and underwater caves there!
I find myself out at sea, taking a sip of Piña Colada as dolphins skip and play in the sunset. Is this real life? Yes, and it's just day 1 of an epic cruise to Palawan, Condé Nast's #1 Island in the world!
I did a lot of research on underwater cameras before purchasing the TG-3. People had great things to say about it, but I wasn't prepared for just how much fun it would be to play with! From the second I pulled it out of the box, I started experimenting with shallow depth-of-field shots (it has a 2.0 aperture lens), and taking microscopic photos of water drops on flowers in my backyard. I initially bought it for extreme macro and underwater photography, but I must admit, in general, I probably...