Saturday, November 19, 2011


Another day... and now we are off to the Siete Pecados Marine Park!

This place is accessible to the main town and so we usually pass here before going to the other scenic spots.

Siete Pecados means the Seven Sins, but here it refers to the group of seven islets which they have made into a sanctuary and this is a snorkeler's heaven!
This is a must-see place to visit!

Aside from the scenic positioning of the islets, the treasure of Siete Pecados is beneath the surface.
They threw some rice to the water and the fish would just flock!
And so behold! are some of the images we savored.

.I remember the time I was playing Fishville and now I can see the brain corals!

Actually, our other friend had pictures of bigger, more colorful fish and more in number in the area where they were snorkeling, away from the boat! 
I think the current was a bit strong and I couldn't swim that well to where they were.
We leave Siete Pecados Marine Park and move on...

We also visited another small islet, the Kalachuchi Beach. Of course, named after the kalachuchi trees attached to the rocks.
This may be missed by other guides, and that is still okay. 
Anyway, the Siete Pecados would have more fish, corals and other marine life.

I remember the kalachuchi when we were younger and the flowers were used as a lei during the Hawaiian dance.
It is not that often to see kalachuchis these days.
From WikiPinas for Kalachuchi:
Plumeria acuminata Air. is a flowering plant cultivated in the Philippines. Known commonly as “kalachuchi,” it is usually planted for ornamental purposes.

Kalachuchi is a small, deciduous tree, standing at 3 to 7 meters. Its crooked trunk bears fleshy, thick branches, and contains a sticky, milky sap. The bark is smooth and papery, while the wood is yellowish-white and soft. The leaves are alternate, oblong or oblanceolate, 20 to 40 centimeters long, pointed at both ends, and arranged in a spiral at the ends of the branches.
The flowers are large, 5 to 6 centimeters long. They are white or purplish outside and pale yellow within. They are borne in compound peduncled cymes, usually when the tree is leafless.
Kalachuchi is mainly grown in the Philippines as an ornamental plant, with the flowers as its main attraction. The flowers are supposed to be the source of the perfume known as “Frangipani.”
The surrounding limestone peaks also show this view. I felt like I was in another country... seems so much like autumn...mmmm... 
Oops! but we are in the beach!

I couldn't really remember the beach part because I just remembered that we jumped into the water from the boat.
Who wouldn't be attracted to the crystal clear waters...

Of course, the beauty was still "under the sea".

 How they would flock to the rice!

.I was amazed by myself that I snorkeled "without fear" for the first time while I was in Coron... and that was because we all had life vests so you do not need to worry about breathing, timing and swallowing water!
So even if you are not a "water person"... you might be afraid of the water... not really a good swimmer... you don't know how to snorkel...
You would still be able to learn how to snorkel and marvel at the world beneath!!!

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