Carbin Reef

Known for its famous chicken inasal (native chicken), Masskara festival, and raving night life, people from Manila flock to Bacolod City not for the sights but for the people, the food, and, well, the parties.

I was in college when I first set foot in the City of Smiles.  Two of my close friends and I lived there for three months for a documentary we were filming for our thesis.  Years later, I would keep coming back to what became one of my favorite places in the Visayan region.

But in all those times that I visited Bacolod, never did I imagine that there would be a piece of island paradise near the city.  Until this year.

For our three-day trip, our host, April, decided to include a sidetrip to a small island called CARBIN REEF.




Fishing frenzy!

*Okay, so that's the name of a mobile game but once you see the videos below you'll get what I mean ;)

There's a feeling--an AWESOME, awesome feeling--that you get when you're underwater.  I could write about it but it's really one of those experiences where you have to be there to know what I'm talking about.

But maybe this video will give you a clue what I'm raving about:


Swarmed!  You won't miss me.  I'm the one in the neon-sleeved wetsuit ;)

October 6, 2012
The Cathedral Dive Site
Anilao, Mabini, Batangas
Video taken by : Ainna Vidad
Camera : GoPro Hero 2


And from inside those swarming fishes, this is how it looks like :



October 6, 2012
The Cathedral Dive Site
Anilao, Mabini, Batangas
Video taken by : Ainna Vidad
Camera : GoPro Hero 2


Did I say awesome? ;)

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