Siete Pecados: Snorkeling Heaven

Our next stop during our Coron Island-hopping tour was the Siete Pecados Marine Sanctuary – a group of seven islets and home to a diverse and rich coral garden underneath the clear blue waters.  People here know how important it is to safeguard this Marine Sanctuary – and our boatman repeatedly told us the do’s and dont’s in this snorkeling heaven.

 

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Small sign that welcomed us in the Marine Park

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Simple rules: No Poaching, No Anchoring and NO use of Tikin

 

With rented snorkeling gear, we dove right into the waters.  I have never seen these many fish before – and all so colorful.  I think these fish are trained to approach you when you get into the water – or maybe they have been accustomed to tourists who come here and feed them with day-old bread.  It helps that poaching is banned in this protected area, so the fish feel safe with humans.

 

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I was the first to jump out of the boat!

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Wow! The fish literally mobs you!

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Some fish jump off the water!

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Taken from above the water - see how clear the water is?

 

Beware though that the undercurrent in this part of the Marine Park is very strong.  I was so focused with all the fish around me that I did not notice that I drifted away from the boat!!!

 

After an hour of admiring the underwater scenery,  we moved on to our next destination.

 

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The Marine Park's guardhouse

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Siete Pecados Marine Park Main Office

 

Next stop, Barracuda Lake.

 

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