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Volcano Taal Erupting. Manila Airport Closed

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by Blueringocto_73, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. FT

    FT Contributor

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    Weekly newsletters from my favourite dive op confirm that diving is fine. They have even been seeing thresher sharks, similar to this time last year.
    Booked for March, can hardly wait.
     
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  2. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    As others have mentioned, PG has had pretty much no impact. I, personally, would not hesitate to go to and dive PG.
     
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  3. jale

    jale Barangay Pasaway

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    Hi
    After having witnessed the eruption from Anilao, I decided to come back again inthe Philppines for more dives :)
    I ve just spent 5 days in Puerto.
    First time back since a number of years.
    Nothing has changed, except it is a Chinatown on the shore now with many diveshops taken over by mainlanders and some koreans also.
    Diving was good even after a heavy two day rain.
    Saw two tresher sharks:)
    Verde was good also.
    Easy to go and leave with the ferries to Muelle or Balateros.
    Plenty of diveshops to choose who to dive with, plenty of restaurant (wasn't really impressed by the food) and ressorts for every budget.
    Now back again in Anilao. Haven't dived yet but everything seems ok.
    The new worry is the coronavirus...:(
     
  4. D_Fresh

    D_Fresh ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Good to hear you got some Threshers in the PG area!

    The influx of chinese/korean was most likely just for the Lunar New Year.. Happens every year :wink:

    The Coronavirus thing has kind of been blown out of proportion here. Still less serious than SARs... and no *confirmed* cases in Philippines yet....
     
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  5. YYCLuke

    YYCLuke Registered

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Calgary
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    Coronavirus... aka the Flu.
    Don't let the media scare you.
     
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  6. Blueringocto_73

    Blueringocto_73 Banned

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    Location: NorCal
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    Taal emits a plume. The volcano is still active however still at alert level 3. Image of the latest plume.


    taalnew.jpg
     
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  7. jale

    jale Barangay Pasaway

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    Unfortunately, first case out of China (right, it was a man coming directly from China, so not a "local case") and now, no way to fly to the Philippines from China and even HK as if Hk was China!!!!
     
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  8. Blueringocto_73

    Blueringocto_73 Banned

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