Our tour guide Gloria explained that the name Pambato originated from Tagalog word itself, pambato which means wager or bet. It is the Puerto Princesa’s bet in terms of coral reefs.
Upon arriving in Pambato Reef, we immediately equipped ourselves with snorkeling gears and underwater camera.
Since it was my first time to see coral reefs, I let the frisky side of me by removing the life vest to go deeper. I even asked favor to a local diver if he can pull me down near the coral to have my photo taken as a souvenir.
Beautiful corals from above were orgasmic. I was amazed by this unique looking coral which hole made me feel like it will sip me in. The only thing I noticed in these corals, they do not look fresh but rather dry.
Not sure with what I felt, but were they budding or dying soon? A coral bleaching perhaps? Hopefully my speculations were wrong. Still, they are just beautiful beneath.
I swam deeper and there were more. Look how fantastic my bangs were.
We fed some fish. It grossed me out when I saw their tiny teeth trying to feed my finger as well.
Another weird looking photo underwater.
Enjoying the first time.
Our tour guide Gloria is also a talented diver.
A friend who didn’t want to take her life vest off.
Some snorkelers in a classic pose.
Unable to smile pose.
How To Get To Pambato Reef
Pambato Reef is just one of the destinations in Honda Bay Island Hopping package tour. It is an hour away from your hotel in Puerto Princesa City. Your van should leave from your hotel around 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. going to Sabang beach where boats to Honda Bay are situated.
Location: Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa
Package Tour Costs: Php 1,100 to 1,300 per person (includes buffet lunch with drinks, snorkeling gears, and life vest)
How to avail: Your hotel will gladly book the package for you. You will be joined with other tourist who availed same the package.