Yoga and Diving in the Philippines – 2 week schedule

Posted by in Diving, Travel, Yoga, Yoga & Diving Retreat, Yoga retreat

Yoga, Diving and Philippines go together like no other! In this article series we are giving you some tips and recommendations on what to do in the Philippines if you have one week or two weeks time planned, and especially – where to go if you want both Diving & Yoga on your daily schedule. Make sure you read also our guide for Yoga & Diving in the Philippines – 1 week schedule. So you have two weeks in the Philippines, this is a great amount of time to see…read more

Yoga and Diving in the Philippines – 1 week schedule

Posted by in Diving, Travel, Yoga, Yoga & Diving Retreat, Yoga retreat

Yoga and diving make a great pair! Yoga calms you down and brings your focus back to your body and breath. Diving benefits from just these qualities – while diving, it’s important to breathe deeply and to live purely in the moment without a monkey-brain to distract you with its chatter. So why not combine both during your next holiday? Philippines is a great spot for both diving and yoga. The thousands and thousands of islands give you plenty of choice, but we all know that sometimes too many choices can also feel…read more

A Natural Way to Clean Your Yoga Mat

Posted by in essential oils, Yoga

Cleaning your yoga mat is an important matter for all practicing yogis. Whilst there are many ready-made solutions out there, they might be expensive, hard to get and full of chemicals. Luckily it is very easy to make the solution yourself! Here in the tropics we are not only limited in our supply of ready-made solutions, but also always looking to have simple and natural solutions to everyday challenges. Like how to keep your mat clean, hygienic and smelling fresh. We have recently started working with essential oils (doTERRA oils,…read more

Searching for the Real World

Posted by in Life, Rules of life

This is so far from the real world! I heard someone say recently when touring around our small island here in the Philippines. The way people live, what they do for a living, how they pass their time, they way things are. It was all so far from the real world. It really made such perfect sense. It is another world out here, and the laws and ways of the west do not apply. But ask any of the fishermen preparing their boats for their morning trips what they think the real…read more

Why you should give diving a go

Posted by in Challenge, Diving, Freedom, Outdoors

(first published on Camiguin Action Geckos Dive and Adventure Resort blog) I call myself the Chicken-Diver. The kind who is easily spooked by strong currents and who passionately hates triggerfish. The kind who cried all the way from the boat to the shore after her first open water dive, and swore never to dive again. And yet somehow this Chicken-Diver made it to Advanced Open Water Diver and just recently celebrated her 100th dive with Camiguin Action Geckos. I have come a long way! During my diving journey I had…read more

How to fiesta like a Pinoy

Posted by in fiesta, Travel

When it comes to having a party, Filipinos know how to enjoy life. The month of May here in Camiguin is always a festive month, and this year was no exception. There was one fiesta after the other, festivities traveling through the island one community at a time. During the fiesta the streets are filled with tiny shops during the day, there are most likely basketball games ongoing, small gatherings here and there, and the evenings are marked with loud, pop-up discos which are built on the basketball courts. You know…read more

Why you should try the five finger shoes!

Posted by in Outdoors, Running, Travel

Holidays. Ah, the perfect time to take it easy, be lazy, drink fruit shakes and hang in hammocks. However, sometimes you do want to include some movement and exercise into your holidays, especially if you are traveling for a longer period. One of our favorite on-the-road form of exercise is running. It’s easy, flexible and a lot of fun for so many reasons! And now that we have found the perfect shoe to match our adventures, it all fits together so snuggly. Have you ever tried the barefoot shoes? There…read more

Underwater Photography – 10 tips to shoot like a pro!

Posted by in Diving, Outdoors, Photography, Underwater photography

Underwater life is a world of its own, and different rules apply to underwater photography. Not only do you need to have specialized gear for that, you need some new skills to be able to capture the lively creatures of the deep blue sea. The other half of Reconnect Discover, Arno Enzerink, is a professional photographer, and an experienced underwater photographer. Here are ten things he recommends for underwater photography: 1) Make sure you are comfortable under water Before you start your underwater photography journey, make sure you have enough dives under…read more

F R E E D I V I N G – Day 3

Posted by in Challenge, Diving, Freediving, Meditation, Travel, Yoga

All is well that ends well. All is well that ends in smiles. But I did not know that when Day 3 came around. I really just had two choices. Either to give into my fear, start crying and paddle back to the shore, or I could toughen up and go through the very thing I wanted least in world (at that moment). There is always a choice… HOMEWORK The night before the last day we did our homework in the form of a carbon dioxide table. You take an…read more

F R E E D I V I N G – Day 2

Posted by in Challenge, Diving, Freediving, Travel

As I stare down into the blue and watch the orange rope disappear into the darkness, I wonder what I was doing there, hanging out in the ocean when I could have been just about anywhere else. What had I gotten myself into? Again! Why must one live outside of comfort, why cannot one simply lay in a hammock and read a book on a sunny day? But no. Not me. This chicken has to try to be brave. “Btw, I dislike snorkeling, and I certainly hate the deep blue,…read more

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