Region IV-A (CALABARZON)
The region is composed of five provinces, namely: Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon; acronym CALABARZON.
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Batangas Islands Philippines
Corals of different types and huge gorgonians abound in the area. It is on the west side of the island.
Approximately 75 feet south of the Dive, 7000 Resort area lies a giant rock formation that looks like an underwater amphitheater. Originally virtually barren, Cathedral has been seeded with coral from other sites. Throngs of eager fish gather around visiting divers, waiting to be fed.
This dive site is fairly sheltered. There are no exotic coral formations, plenty of small tropical fish, and an interesting small drop-off that goes down in graduated “steps.” This is good choice for shallow dives.
There are coral heads teeming with life and the water is usually crystal clear. There are also enough things to see to keep snorkelers interested.
The island’s external appearance resembles the shape of a hat. However, underwater, its profile makes its name even more appropriate. In certain areas, water is fairly shallow on the rim, down to about 50 feet.
The rim of the drop-off west-southwest to Sepok Point is a very good dive site, with many varieties of marine life.
This area breaks the surface and then drops down to about 80 feet. This is a marvelous area for both wide angle and macro-photography because of the abundant and varied coral formations and fish life.
There are types of corals numerous enough to fascinate even a marine biologist.
There is a drop-off topped by a wide variety of corals and inhabited by lots of small reef fish.
The most popular dive sites here are the Drop-off (0-300 feet) and the Spanish galleon, which ran aground in 1620.
Maricaban / Tingloy.
The island contains a cave at 125 feet, accessed by the tunnel, which makes for a challenging adventure. There are excellent coral formations, abundant pelagic fish, and other outstanding photographic opportunities.
Philippines Cuisine History and Influences
During the pre-Hispanic era in the Philippines, the preferred Austronesian methods for food preparation were boiling, steaming and roasting. The ingredients for common dishes were obtained from locally raised livestock. These ranged from kalabaw (water buffaloes), baka (cows), manok (chickens) and baboy (pigs) to various kinds of fish and seafood. More details at Philippines Cuisine History and Influences
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