Thresher shark is my favorite shark specie. I love them because of its majestic tail, which not only looks beautiful when it swims, but because of ita unique function and how the thresher sharks use it for their survival. Basically, the tail acts as a whip that the shark uses to stun its prey, mostly small fishes and squids.
The Majectic Thresher Shark. Photo from Google.
Back in Cebu, thresher sharks can be found in the famous Monad Shoal, located near the island of Malapascua. The island itself is famous for being a diving spot, that’s why many tourist, both local and foreign, are storming into the island to plunge the waters of Malapascua. Of course, a lot of these visitors wanted to experience a surreal encounter with the thresher sharks in the wild. These activities helped the locals greatly in terms of income and livelihood. Indeed, thresher sharks are a gift to the people of Malapascua
This is really embarrassing! I have been freediving since March 2013, but this is my very first freediving blog post. Shame on me! Hahaha
Oh well, better make it nice then.
Just like I mentioned, I have been freediving a lot since March 2013, where a fellow blogger/good friend of mine Johnn Mendoza invited me. Since I really love to swim ever since I was a kid, to the point that somehow, I learned to swim on my own, I gave it a shot. The feeling of diving without the tanks (as if I have experienced scuba diving! hahaha) is really addicting. Since then, I have been freediving a lot, now with my freediving group “Dive Ta Bai!”.
Then there’s this one great idea from our diving group: to go freediving at Gilutongan Island. Gilutongan Island is a small island which is part of the Cordova territory in Mactan, Cebu. Travelling by boat to Gilutongan Island from mainland Mactan takes about 45-60 minutes, depending on your boredom tolerance. But for us, we didn’t mind the time, because going there is already a fun-filled trip.