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Old 11th July 2020, 03:17 AM
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Was able to dive today for the first time in over 110 days. It was only a shore dive but the shop I am diving with is right next to the famous sardine run so it was still a nice dive.

Cebu is supposed to be opening up, other than in Metro Cebu City. Just about everything should be at least 50% open except for things that by their nature do not lend themselves to social distancing. Close contact sports and cockfights are still banned and restaurants are limited to 50% in house dining with buffets banned.(and no AirCon lol).

It remains to be seen how long this will go on for and if the opening will continue or get pulled back but it was nice to be 20 m below sea level again.

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Was able to dive today for the first time in over 110 days. It was only a shore dive but the shop I am diving with is right next to the famous sardine run so it was still a nice dive.

Cebu is supposed to be opening up, other than in Metro Cebu City. Just about everything should be at least 50% open except for things that by their nature do not lend themselves to social distancing. Close contact sports and cockfights are still banned and restaurants are limited to 50% in house dining with buffets banned.(and no AirCon lol).

It remains to be seen how long this will go on for and if the opening will continue or get pulled back but it was nice to be 20 m below sea level again.
It's nice you are allowed out, us over 60s are homebound.
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It's nice you are allowed out, us over 60s are homebound.
They did away with the over 60 or under 20 ban here as well. Now only people that consider themselves at r9sk are to stay home.
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They did away with the over 60 or under 20 ban here as well. Now only people that consider themselves at r9sk are to stay home.
So what quarantine level are you because MGCQ was changed to keep the over 60 and under 20 still banded two or three weeks ago.

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The Cebu provincial governor issued an order #20 that allows all to go out except those with comprised immune systems. It allows almost all to reopen, keeping distancing and hygiene standards with restaurants at 50% capacity, no buffet meals etc. Tourist and recreational businesses are allowed to operate as well.
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Was able to dive today for the first time in over 110 days. It was only a shore dive but the shop I am diving with is right next to the famous sardine run so it was still a nice dive.

Cebu is supposed to be opening up, other than in Metro Cebu City. Just about everything should be at least 50% open except for things that by their nature do not lend themselves to social distancing. Close contact sports and cockfights are still banned and restaurants are limited to 50% in house dining with buffets banned.(and no AirCon lol).

It remains to be seen how long this will go on for and if the opening will continue or get pulled back but it was nice to be 20 m below sea level again.
Pics? I would love to swim in a huge sardine school, but I have only been close to a small school.

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I'll take some next dive. Since it is onlt shore diving with two options, turn left or right, I am only going to dive once a day so as to keep it fresh. I will dive tomorrow.
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Here are a couple shots, sorry but photography is not my thing, these were from a GoPro.
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Nice! So I assume these huge schools are normal in that area?

Here in Subic while snorkeling I see some schools of 50-100 silver jacks, but never thousands / millions like the sardine schools.

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Just the one here, said to be around a million fish. It varies in size each dive, I think that the school may just separate and reform over time. It does tend to stay in a small area.

Today the school was huge, when I swam under it it was almost a night dive and the temperature dropped noticeably. I was at about 12 m deep.
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