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Typhoon Yolanda - Impact on Malapascua Island

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by DevonDiver, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. DevonDiver

    DevonDiver N/A

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Subic Bay, Philippines
    Further news from Help Malapascua, for those wishing to donate for the relief/reconstruction:

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  2. miztflip

    miztflip Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives:
    Location: Colorado
    It's terrible to see the destruction. I wish you guys the best in rebuilding and getting back to your lives.

    I just booked airfare to come diving in the Malapascua and Bohol areas next September for 3 weeks. Best of Luck and I will see you next year.
  3. clgsamson

    clgsamson Koya Kap

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Manila, Philippines
    oh yes we were there for its first Halloween party in 2010...

    Craic 2.jpg
    Craic 2010 Halloween.jpg

    Hope to be back...
  4. Alex@nder

    Alex@nder Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Shanghai China
    Thanks god you guys have survived. Will be coming for diving in 2014....

    Kind regards
  5. rgmkolkman

    rgmkolkman Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Netherlands
  6. rgmkolkman

    rgmkolkman Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Netherlands
  7. NL1983

    NL1983 Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sydney
    We also just went to Malapascua (16-23dec) and the Thresher sharks were still great (6 dives all filled with sharks :)), people are awesome (especially when you realize some of them don't have a house for the moment...).
    Most of the resorts / dive shops have managed to reopen before the (sold-out) Christmas season, but the village was still pretty badly damaged. We figured, good way to support is to go and spend money...
    DevonDiver likes this.
  8. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
  9. bridgediver

    bridgediver Instructor, Scuba

    I have not dove Malapascua (or anywhere in the PHP)... yet! I have been there recently and just wanted to remark about the Typhoon

    I was part of relief ops for Yolanda from Nov 15-Dec 10. I was a volunteer for a charity called www.globalmedic.ca Our primary task was to get drinking water to those in need as well as medical aid and community shelters (ie feild hospitals etc). Initially our team scattered throughout the Visayas as nobody was really sure who needed help early on. I started in Cebu and did needs assessments to North Cebu namely Medellin, Danbutyin, Camotes and Malapascua (please excuse the spelling...).

    To get to the point, Malapascua was wrecked it is true (I think we were there around Nov 20(?)) but what impressed me the most is how the businesses and resort operators were taking it upon themselves to get the WHOLE island up and running and especially in helping out the locals. Although they are somewhat isolated and took the storm head on they were recovering alot better than most places we went. Because of this we only spent a few hours there as other places needed our help more. I spent the rest of my time in the Tacloban area and our organization will be there for many more months

    Malapascua made an impression on me and I plan to return for FUN and diving next time!

    Anyone associated with Malapascua should be proud!
    clgsamson and pubert like this.

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