„Are you sure to join the beach tour without a mask?” Is what the captain asks me before I enter the wooden boat. I´m a bit confused for what, but run straight back to the resort to grab one. As we reach the Colasa Beach the guide gives me the advice to snorkel a bit on the right side of the reef. I don´t know what to expect and put my mask over my face to jump into the azure blue water. After a few meters I can´t believe what I see, corals I have never seen before and fishes, I normally only see in pet shops. Somehow I feel thrilled by anemone clown fish and longfin bannerfish, that hunt each other, while I can´t stop watching them swimming around. I dive for minutes to get a closer view to this fascinating world. I even forget that the estimated time for our stop was already over since 15 minutes, until the guide screams out my name. Back on board of the boat he asks me where I normally dive. I smile and answer him that this is my first, but definitely not the last time I will snorkel here.
spot (Ort): Reef from Colosa Beach (Riff vor dem Colosa Beach)
country (Land): Philippines / El Nido