Sea conditions can change rapidly. And even when these are favorable, people with little experience tend to get seasick easily. Don’t leave it to chance, bring seasickness pills to any boat trip.
Although our boat is equipped with shade roof, always protect yourself with sun cream, a hat and long-sleeve clothing. Bear in mind that the sun rays fall quite vertically over the Equator and can cause severe injuries in just a few minutes of exposure.
Onboard, being wet may be a common condition, because of wave splash and air moisture, or more likely because you will be getting into the water quite often. This may even make you feel cold under the breeze when navigating. Quick-drying swimwear, water shoes and towels will thus be of great help.
Pollen allergies are rare in moist tropical regions due to high diversity and low relative abundance of each plant species. Tropical plants, more-over, have mainly evolved to be pollinated by insects and other animals and rarely depend on wind for dispersal.
Insect bite allergies and skin rash are otherwise common. Indeed, if you are allergic to bees or wasps perhaps it is a good idea to bring your own epinephrine injection with you. And, of course, wearing long-sleeve clothing is highly recommended in both cases.
About the food we provide, please let us know about any allergy or special dietary requirement you may have, including those related to your religion or belief.
Although insects are not an issue when staying on the boat away from the shore, it is not unusual to suffer the attack of mosquitoes and sandflies during stopovers in beaches and mangroves. Long-sleeve clothing, good quality mosquito repellent and behavioral prevention (mainly, sheltering at dawn and dusk) are a must.
Horseflies can be annoying in the countryside where water buffaloes are present.
Leeches, in turn are quite rare in Palawan.
In the sea, a long-sleeve swimwear will protect from sunburn and jellyfishes. Water shoes, in turn, will prevent you from getting harm by coral and will keep at bay the poisonous creatures of the seabed, such as stone fishes, sea urchins, and sting rays.
This is without a doubt the most important thing to bring with you. Here, nature has a lot to offer but can also take much from you. Don’t be afraid, just be careful and always follow the directions given by your skipper. And, when in doubt, remember that caution and respect always work fine. In other words, simply visit us, enjoy humbly, and get back home safely.