Marine Sports in Palawan - Philippines
If one were to ask where in Palawan would be the perfect spot to engage in marine sport, the answer to that would be, anywhere on the island. However for purposes of making it easier for visitors to find the place that best matches the Palawan Marine Sports that one wants to engage in, heres a quick guide.
Scuba Diving is one of the Palawan Marine Sports commonly done by certified divers who visit the island or those who are looking to take lessons because of their keen interest in diving. Honda Bay. El Nido and Busuanga Island are among the places to go to if one wants to try diving. These islands have been tagged as a good Palawan Marine Sports area when it comes to diving because of the several dive sites there. There are shipwrecks from World War II that can be seen here and sometimes these wrecks are visible from shallow water because of how clear the water is in these islands.
Now if ones Palawan Marine Sports is not something that is submerged under water but is something that is done on the surface, Honda Bay, El Nido and Busuanga Island are not the only places to go to. Snorkeling, jet skiing and kayaking can be done almost anywhere where theres a beach in Palawan and one might not even have to leave Puerto Princesa City to be able to do these types of Palawan Marine Sports.
What to See There
If one is diving, aside from the ship wrecks from the dive sites, there are also the reefs that can be seen as well as the variety of colorful and friendly sea creatures. If one opts to stay above water, there are several islands that one can visit, limestone caves and one is welcome to admire the kilometer long beaches of fine white sand in Palawan.
Palawans discovery dates back to the 1900s when explorers landed on this island. However, when it comes to Palawan Marine Sports, these did not really pick up until about 2 or 3 decades ago when tourism increased on this island and efforts were made to protect Palawans natural wonders. With flock of foreign guests, resorts in Palawan upgraded their facilities to be able to offer a multitude of marine sports for their guests to help them capture and experience the beauty of this haven.
Depending on what Palawan Marine Sports one chooses to engage in, rates can vary. Those who want to take up diving lessons, these could be around Php 10,000 or more depending on the certification. Other Palawan Marine Sports which involve only equipment rental are cheaper and rates depend on the resort that one borrowed the equipment from.