Hilot Massage

Hilot pronounced HEE-lot is an ancient Filipino art of hands on healing that involves intuition and massage. Even today many Filipino’s will seek the advice and therapy of a manghihilot (hilot practitioner) as an alternative to a medical doctor. Traditionally they have no formal training, with their knowledge and practice being passed down from one generation to the next. It also relies on the individual’s ability to tap into and be in touch with their sixth sense; intuition. The practitioner scans the body and employs chiropractic manipulation for the treatment of musculoskeletal ailments, relief of common conditions such as colds, …

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Lava Shell Massage

Our Spa ladies have been experimenting again and are now offering the Lava Shell Massage, a twist on a hot stone massage while keeping in tune with our surrounding ocean by using 100% natural Filipino tiger clam shells with a self heating gel. This sounds like it would top off a perfect day of diving! What do you think? Relax, enjoy and surrender!

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Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips

This year I took part in my first underwater photography contest, the annual SNUPS (Splash-NUDI Underwater Photo Shootout) event that takes place here in the Philippines. This year we had enough people from Dumaguete/Dauin that wanted to participate that they gave us our own leg to compete against Anilao and Cebu/Malapascua. It’s an amateur competition, so no professionals allowed! One great aspect of this competition is that it doesn’t allow any cropping or photo manipulation – photos must be transferred in their original format straight from the camera. Although post-processing (Photoshop, Lightroom, etc) is accepted and almost necessary in the …

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Vegan Breakfast Menu

In light of our recent yoga retreat during which we catered for all types of different vegetarians, Head chef Denver had a lot of fun coming up with our new extensive Vegetarian Breakfast menu to work alongside our Healthy Living options. The Vegan Breakfast Menu Out of 11 options on this menu, 8 of them are completely vegan and it has had rave reviews so far. We literally can’t wait to try everything on the menu!

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A schedule packed full of diving

It has been diving galore this month as Instructors Don, Lor, Daniel and Lauren have all been very busy with numerous PADI courses. Guests Immo and Luci both completed their Open Water Courses mid August. Our Marine Biologist Daniel helped guest Katherine complete her Rescue Course on the same week. Lauren was in charge of a number of DSD’s in English and French over the last couple of weeks and a kids Bubblemaker course with 9 year old Sara last week. This week Don is doing DSD’s for Filipino couple Fene and Roy and Lor is teaching one of our …

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