Our second day started with me still in bed while Dan got ready for his sunrise hike in the Pangulasian island. He said that the first 10 minutes were the most strenuous part and the rest was easy. The hike started at 5:30 am. It was still dark but he was provided with headlights. He saw monitor monitor lizards, monkeys and wildlife he cant describe for now. He came back sweaty and ready to dive with sharks at 7:30 am.
When Dan woke me up, we realized that we had wildlife in our room. We had tiny gecko , hermit crabs and a scary looking caterpillar. We were in a wildlife sanctuary, and it reminded me thay we were in mother nature's turf and we cant be prissies about it.
We had to stop by the beach front to get fins, grabbed a quick breakfast of eggs, Tapa, Bangus, champorado and garlic rice. We headed to the boat that will take us to the reef. It was funny because the reef was right in front our pool villa (#28). This was another example of how spoiled we are in the Island-unnecessary boat rides.
The reef was teeming with life. The coral was not as diverse as the one in Miniloc island, but it is still equally good. The fishes are huge. I wished I had a waterproof camera or a GoPro to document our first snorkeling experience. I suggest that people get one before snorkeling in Palawan. It has a UNESCO approved diving site and a lot of shipwrecks. Dan did not see any black tipped sharks, but it was very fleeting. I was looking for a giant shark, but they were slightly longer than your laptop and way quicker than a normal fish. Stay close to your guide, he will point it out for you. They are really hard to spot.
After our early morning snorkling experience, we did the cave tour. I suggest that ladies wear non-skimpy swimwear or rash guards. We have to go thru a tiny hole that is about 2 meters square foot. It still amazes me that my fiance who is 6'3 tall managed to squirm in and out at record time. It was really dark, I suggest that you go during an earlier time and riding a smaller boat so that you may be able to get inside the Cathedral Cave.
After the cave tours, we went to Snake Island. There are two islands connected by a sand bar. The sand bar was made by two opposing water currents coming together. The sand bar wasnt as prominently visible as it was back in 2011. Im guessing its the rising water levels caused by global warming.
We ended the day in the resort. Getting our cocktails and passing out. It was a good day. :)