Posted by Admin, Category: Travel, Date: May 04, 2018
One my big Tommie Travels Number 1 highlights of the Philippines is Moalboal's Sardine Run. I can honestly say this is one of the best experiences I've ever done... and it's FREE!! The Sardine run which can be experienced in apparently only 2 places in the whole world, the other being in South Africa and in Moalboal just off Panagsama beach just a 20-minute trike ride from Moalboal town. You can just walk out in the sea 5-10m and see the sardines but if you grab a snorkel and mask and swim out to the reef drop-off, about 30 meters from shore, where the sea floor goes from 5m as deep as 70m in some places, this where you can watch the huge army of sardines.
I still to this day can't believe how many we saw, millions upon millions of sardines all shimmering in the sunlight and moving in perfect harmony like a well choreographed dance. Once out there you will also see larger fish trying to catch them, leaping out of the water whilst the whole army move together at once to dodge the attack. I must add it was a bit of an obstical dodging the Jelly Fish but please don't let that put you off! The jelly fish are usually in the shallower waters, so another reason to swim out further. Although the jelly fish do have their advantages being there... TURTLES, huge turtles feed on jelly fish and you will see loads at Panagsama beach for this reason. We saw about 8turtles during our hour or so snorkelling with the sardines.
You won't regret this experience... you will feel like you are David Attenborough!!