The Islands are Moving

It was the mid-1940s. WWII was ending. The Japanese were at wit’s end. The Americans had returned and they were bludgeoning the enemy to smithereens. The Japanese scampered. They moved their warships and docked them near the islands of Coron. They thought they were safe. They were dead wrong.

American warplanes were hovering in the air. They scoured the Philippine jungles from high above. They saw islands. Lots of them. Then some of the islands started moving. They blinked. Those were not islands. They were freaking Japanese ships. So they bombed them.

Decades later, these sunken warships became the home of sea creatures. Since these warships were docked near the islands, they sunk in not-so-deep waters. Armed with only a snorkeling gear and a life vest for non-swimmers, one can take a look at the decades-old ships. Divers can swim inside these ships and see how it has become a new world for fishes. It has become one of the major attractions of Coron.

Here then are some photos taken by friends who have waterproof cameras. Enjoy.



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19 Responses to The Islands are Moving

  1. Lawstude says:

    congratulations on your new home. wala ba handaan? great story and photos too.

  2. Sonia says:

    C.! You switched! how come?

    fun pictures you got here…so dramatic. Want to invest in an underwater camera someday soon?

    • the scud says:

      doc, i couldn’t adjust the photos to the center in blogger. customized template kasi gamit ko dun. katatamad mag-debug. lipat ka na rin.

  3. gillboard says:

    ang ganda ng underwater shots!!!

    congratulations on your new home!!!

  4. chingoy says:

    panalo! inuman na! hahaha

  5. WCS Minor Circuit says:

    I like the underwater pictures; I’ve always wanted to dive to shipwreck. Oh, and sea urchins freak me out. They’re one of the many reasons I don’t like the ocean.

    On another note, welcome to WordPress. Maybe someday we’ll see you with a domain name?

    • the scud says:

      i stepped on sea urchins when i was a kid. to get rid of it my uncle urinated on my foot and dipped it with tanduay rhum 😀

      i’m thinking of getting my own domain name. perhaps before the year ends. wish me luck.

  6. dong ho says:

    ang lupit. hawakan ba naman ang sea urchin. hahaha… naglipat bahay ka na pala.

  7. atticus says:

    winner ang bagong header at kuwento tungkol sa history. i like!
    eleksion na. bumoto ka kung rehistrado ka, ha?
    iboto mo ako. atticus for president. hahaha!

  8. raft3r says:

    love the new home!

    teka, di ba magtatampo blogger nyan sayo?

    happy weekend, scud!

  9. the scud says:

    hayaan mo si blogger. tigas ng ulo eh. dito na lang ako sa wordpress. mas malinis. mas inaalagaan ako. hehe.

  10. len says:

    See, may ganyan ba sa States? hehe
    I don’t know if the word beautiful can give justice to these photos. :p

  11. Andy B. says:

    Ano price range ng waterproof camera? Hindi ako bibili, curious lang, hehe

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