We hired our boatman to take underwater photos of us with the sharks. Fitted with fins and masks we jumped into the warm turquoise water and began searching for sharks. Snorkeling was difficult due to the choppy surface waves and even more difficult upon shedding our life-vests. But the sharks were feeding near our canoe and it was time to descend under water for some photography.
It was a little startling to find one of the sharks swimming right beside me, but I was really never afraid. We were out of breath by the time our thirty minutes were exhausted. But it was a fascinating experience and certainly one of those "bucket list" items we can brag about having completed!
We were treated to a nice lunch featuring local delicacies such as spring rolls, roasted chicken, fatty pork (not so delicious), grilled fish, soup, rice and fresh fruit.
The long drive back to Mactan provided a final chance to photograph a bit of Cebu Island.
We would soon have to pack our bags and leave the Philippines. But we would take with us beautiful memories of beautiful people and places back to Korea with us, where we would recommend our destinations and experiences to many of our friends!