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  • Bring your underwater cam!

    by icoy Written Apr 14, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: Pack your things in a watertight bag

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Don't forget your swimsuit

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunblock

    Photo Equipment: Underwater camera. I suggest the disposable type. The water is really deep that if your camera falls, that's the last you would see of it.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Snorkeling gear and fins. It would save you Php300 rental fee for the whole set.

    Miscellaneous: Bring drinking water during the whale watching, you can get really thirsty from all the swimming.

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    Bring a telescope and night mode camera

    by yellowcab Written Apr 5, 2009

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    Photo Equipment: You need a sophisticated camera that can capture the many bright stars here up the sky and down the earth. The skyhere is free from any pollution so you can easily see the faraway and tiny stars. You will also need a camera that can shoot the hundred thousands of fireflies we have seen during the night time river cruise.

    Miscellaneous: Telescope for the stars at night

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Whale Watching

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    BRING A CLEAR, WATER-TIGHT CAMERA CASE

    by mavl Written Mar 20, 2009

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    Photo Equipment: bring a camera with video capability and, most importantly, a waterproof camera case! there is no sense in going all the way to donsol to swim with the whalesharks if you're not going to record this once-in-a-lifetime event.

    there are several types of water-tight clear bags, any will do for as long as you'll be able to shoot underwater.

    trust me, even years after you do this, you'll still get a rush watching your own videos.

    here are a couple of my videos, short but sweet:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJGlS8pDniI&feature=channel_page

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aevKy-3m-0&feature=channel_page

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    Save money! Bring your own gears

    by jeryk Written May 29, 2008

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen - expensive and sometimes unavailable at the town center.

    Photo Equipment: Underwater Camera - P700 for a disposable underwater camera. Available at the tourism office

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Snorkels - P150 rental per trip.
    Fins - P150 rental per trip.

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    Underwater Camera

    by bike_packer Written Apr 21, 2006

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    One-Time-Use Underwater Camera

    Photo Equipment: For the photo-enthusiasts, an underwater camera means a fulfilling experience. But for the usual tourist who just want that picture to show come storytelling time, the one-time-use underwater camera by Kodak would suffice. These are available at the Souvenir Shops by the Visitors Center.

    Taking pictures of that Butanding underwater is more difficult than you think. I should know. Better, I let the BIOman did the picture taking while I enjoyed the experience.

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    • Beaches
    • Whale Watching

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    Flippers 4 Turbo-Charged Swimming With Butandings.

    by bike_packer Updated Apr 21, 2006

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Eventhough Butandings swim at a slow pace, they surely swim faster than humans. But with the aid of big-size flippers, the speed of swimming side by side could be at same pace.

    Interaction with these creatures could be longer if the diver could keep in pace as the Butanding swims gently just below the water surface. Without the flippers, it could leave you in a few seconds leaving you wanting for more.

    Boarding up to the boat with the flippers would be a little bit tedious though, I observed.

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    Bring Your Snorkel Gear

    by bike_packer Written Apr 20, 2006

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    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Complete snorkel gears are for rent by souvenir shops by the Visitor Center at P300/set. So if you got them, bring them to save some money. Life vest are provided free by the boat operator. Fit-to-size life vests for children are not available though, so buy them before the trip.

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    • Whale Watching

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