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#SharePH #ShareDavao: Diving, Mt. Apo, the Philippine eagle

Nov 24, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Watch the first episode of Rappler s new travel show SharePH as it explores Davao city Share your own Davao memories

After the storm: A shark's tail

Nov 11, 2014 - 11:31 PM

Watch the story of a dive guide from Malapascua and his life after Haiyan

#ShareDavao: The diving lifestyle

Nov 07, 2014 - 8:29 PM

What s the diving lifestyle like in Davao?

Free diving: No equipment, just you and the water

Sep 13, 2014 - 12:17 PM

To hear that deafening silence is well worth it like you’ve reached the other side writes the author about her free diving experience

WebHits: Underwater dogs

May 06, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Why is a video about seals called Underwater Dogs ? Find out

9 stunning PH under the sea photos

Apr 06, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Take a quick tour and meet some of these undersea creatures via photos from freelance dive master and photographer Jun Lao

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Diving in Malapascua, searching for thresher sharks

Mar 10, 2014 - 9:53 PM

Diving deep for a glimpse of Malapascua s treasure

Dive, eat and explore Mindanao

Dec 18, 2013 - 2:22 PM

Mindanao has always been a mystery Discover and unravel the beauty of this island Dive dine and discover Mindanao

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Tubbataha repair will take 'years' - U.S.

Mar 21, 2013 - 6:00 PM

We know honestly that it will take years to repair US ambassador Harry Thomas says

SALVAGE SITE. Aerial view of the Jascon 25 crane ship and Archon Tide tugboat beside the USS Guardian on March 12, 2013. Photo by US Navy

Funnel removed from USS Guardian

Feb 27, 2013 - 1:26 PM

Removing the funnel is a major step towards dismantling the ship the Coast Guard said

FUNNEL LIFTED. The Jascon 25 crane ship safely removes the exhausts funnel structure from mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian. The funnel's removal was a milestone in the dismantling process of the Guardian. Photo courtesy of Navy

Bad weather delays Tubbataha operation

Feb 18, 2013 - 2:30 PM

Rough seas and strong wind keep delaying the operation to remove the USS Guardian from Tubbataha

STUCK ON THE REEF. An experienced team of salvage professionals are ready to dismantle the 23-year-old USS Guardian and safely remove the minesweeper from the reef. February 8 photo courtesy of US Navy

Salvage operation to begin in Tubbataha

Feb 17, 2013 - 10:06 AM

2nd UPDATE The crane ship gets customs clearance but rough seas delay the start of the salvage operation until Monday

ON SITE. The Jascon 25 crane vessel is already on site and waiting to start cutting up the USS Guardian into pieces. Graphic by Bardo Wu

Plan to remove US ship from Tubbataha approved

Feb 06, 2013 - 2:30 PM

UPDATED The salvaging of the ship is contingent on a joint assessment of the damage to the reef and strict observation of marine park rules

FLOATING CRANE. The SMIT Borneo, on its way to Tubbataha, has been used in other major salvage operations like that of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia in January 2012. Photo from Maritime News

U.S. to compensate PH for Tubbataha crash

Feb 03, 2013 - 6:05 PM

UPDATED The amount of the compensation will be determined only after the vessel is pulled out and damage assessment of the reef is finalized

US WILL PAY. The US Embassy in Manila says Washington will pay for the damage caused by a US Navy ship to Tubbataha Reef. Graphic by Dominic Gabriel Go

US Navy wants to cut ship in parts

Jan 30, 2013 - 3:03 PM

The US Navy has changed its mind and now wants to dismantle the USS Guardian stuck in Tubbataha

This handout photo taken and released on January 25, 2013 by Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) shows an aerial shot of US navy minesweeper, the USS Guardian (R) at the Tubbataha reef after it ran aground, in western island of Palawan, while another US vessel stands by. The US Navy said on January 24, it needed to remove thousands of litres of oil from a minesweeper stuck on World Heritage-listed coral in the Philippines, warning it was too badly damaged to be towed away. AFP PHOTO/Tubbataha Management Office

US Navy to probe faulty charts in Tubbataha

Jan 19, 2013 - 6:55 PM

Preliminary findings indicate that inaccurate navigation data may have been a factor in the crash

STUCK ON THE REEF. Photo of the USS Guardian stuck at the Tubbataha North Atoll taken from a Nomad plane from the Philippine Air Force on 17 January courtesy of AFP WESCOM

Tubbataha officials protest U.S. behavior

Jan 18, 2013 - 7:11 PM

2nd UPDATE The Tubbataha management lodges a formal protest with the US government after the US Navy again barred rangers from approaching its vessel stuck in the protected area

A sad day for a scuba diver

Jan 18, 2013 - 4:46 PM

It s a sad day when coral is destroyed by a ship that illegally entered a marine protected area