So it happened…
Coming to the Philippines, I was sure that I’d love to take diving course. Now, when two months of our stay as volunteers have passed, finally, a perfect moment to do so appeared.
All together: the volunteers from Bohol and some extra active ones from Manila ;)) plus our great mentor Joannie, we went to a little paradisiac island called Pamilacan to take a four-day-long course. The weather was perfect, the instructors were experienced and the group was fun - nothing could be any better!
After four days of
diving, sunbathing, reef watching and learning, we passed our exam for Open Water Divers and now all the great diving spots are waiting for us!
For us, volunteers of the Tarsier Foundation, Bohol is all about tarsiers. However, there are other interesting animals living here - for example giant bats with a wingspan of 1.5?1.7 m (more info:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_golden-crowned_flying_fox) or Philippine flying lemur (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_flying_lemur). Obviously, those animals are quite difficult to spot. No worries - if you’re not lucky enough, you may always go to see macaques. Some of them are
crab-eating but for sure they will not resist if they are offered a banana!
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Hi! My name is Kamila and I come from Poland. I’m really happy I can be part of EVS project in Philippines. This amazing country gives me opportunity to be close with nature, get to know other culture and friendly local people. According the project, I work and live in Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella (Bohol) with other volunteers from Poland, Italy and Spain. Working in sanctuary as a tour guide gives me opportunity to stay close with nature what I really appreciate because I have a great interest in biology and geography area.
These are just some of the photos the Polish Volunteers took during the Day Trek and Camping.
The photo above is taken during the early morning where the forest was covered with fog and looked like, well at least to me, a grass with cob webs and dew.
Just before sunset, beautiful orange and dark clouds with a powder blue background of a sky made the scene almost out of this world, thanks to volunteer Ms. Marta Patyra for capturing the view.
It never fails to remind me of Jurassic Park or Avatar.
These are just some of the views you’ll when you trek to the viewing decks found inside the tarsier sanctuary. But of course, experiencing it is a whole lot different than mere photos.
Day trekking allows you to explore the tarsier inhabited forest with the added benefit of exercise and breathtaking views.
During noon, it could be hot and humid, thus we encourage trekkers to bring water and even extra-shit. The ground when wet, as it always is especially if you trek before noon, is very slippery thus flipflops certainly will not work.
Since its a forest, trekkers might encounter animals such as snakes thus be very careful with your steps.
There are signages too, but very few thus trekkers must be accompanied by a guide during the entire hike.
You take as may photos as you like. These photos are taken by Polish volunteer, Marta Patyra during the trekking and camping of the foundation volunteers.
If interested in Day trekking contact us or go to our Day Trekking Page in this website.