I still couldn’t believe how clear and blue the water was. People might think it’s photoshopped, but there is no need to do that. This is the true beauty of nature at it’s finest!
The Enchanted River is beautiful from above, but wait till you see what is down there. An enchanting landscape only found at Enchanted River.
Swimming along with you are the huge fish swimming along the river. They go very close to you sometimes if you are still but they don’t bite.
Though not professional, deep diving is also one of my favorite things to do when in the sea or in a clear water like this one. And when I saw the photos, I couldn’t believe what came out!
Below this river, lies an underwater cave that until now is unexplored. There were few divers who attempted to explore this cave but currents and the situation underwater hindered the divers from pushing on with the exploration. The water is not as salty so it doesn’t not burn your eyes even without the goggles or masks.
After swimming for hours, I heard a voice from the megaphone asking the people to get out of the river. I asked Kuya Alan what for, and he said it was time for the fish feeding which I had no idea about but I was already seeing a lot of people cramming at the edge. So I guess, this is one of the highlights here at Enchanted River.
So from all around the river, people swam back to the river bank and waited for the fish feeding at 12:00 noon. Tourist were in awe and fascinated with all the fish came out from this clear waters. The feeding only took around 5 minutes and after that, swimmers could go back to the water and continue swimming.
Fish feeding started and suddenly all the huge fishes came out from nowhere and started their feast. I was shocked to see so many fish, now where did they come from?
The Enchanted River definitely is a place that we could be proud of as Filipinos. This is the most beautiful river I’ve seen and you will see when you visit . Though the trip was long, it’s all worth it in the end once you see this river. It is very rare to find something like this and I hope our government will do everything to protect this hidden gem in Hinatuan.
I would also like to thank Allan – My habal-habal driver from Bislig who drove me from Bislig to Hinatuan and down to the Hinatuan Bus Terminal en route to Butuan. You will find him when you go to Bislig Bus Terminal. They normally lounge around the terminal and everybody there knows him.
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