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Visit to Batang Sports Institute.

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Hey I recently took some down time from my training to travel down south to Mindano and visit the Batang Sports Institute in Cagayan De Oro. My role as a mentor is to have a look at them in action, do some sessions with them and over see their training plan!

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Its also good time to catch up with my TBB team mate Neil and chat with coach Joshua about the kids upcomming events and the start of the shcool year!

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Sir Al, who is the master mind behind the whole opperation had plans for training trip to the beautifull Camiguin Island, which started with an 85km bike ride down the coast! With a stop mid way for a swim!

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The kids showing young enthusiam, jumped in first!

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After that, we got back on our bikes and rode off, and well, then kids once again, showed their true class with yet another swift transition!!

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After that, we split up, with a smaller group to head to the ferry towards Camiguin, and to put a long story short, the bike ride was more enjoyable than the boat ride…

The next day we went for some swimming and scuba diving!

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After check in we jumped on a boat!

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And then go to our destination!

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A crash course on how to use my equipement

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I was under water seeing a world I had never seen before! So quiet and serene, un-touched and pure! Its like nothing else matters, weightless and oblivious to everything, exept to what I see in that moment, I was down there for maybe 1 hour, which felt like 1 min, just like going through a time warp…

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After my first dive, we went for some food and exploring this small island!

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LETS EAT!

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Desert, Philipinno style!!

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And then some hanging out time with the great view of Camiguin island!

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So after one last dive, we got back on our boat and headed for the bigger island!

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Uh I guess this is the local way to keep your cell phone on your body?

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Anyway, this was a great experience, that I am sharing to all the readers!

The locals say, the CAMIGUIN really means COMEAGAIN!

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I have no problem believing that…

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