MisOr named next go-to dive site in PH; Dive NorthMin photo contest winners announced

On the heels of the Philippines being named as Asia’s Leading Dive Destination at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2023, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco has announced that the agency is preparing Misamis Oriental and Antique as the next go-to diving sites in the country. She made the announcement during the 1st Philippine Tourism Dive Dialogue held at Fili Hotel in Cebu City last September 14-15.

Details in the link below.

Before the Dive Dialogue in Cebu, Secretary Frasco visited Misamis Oriental particularly Gingoog City for the 3rd Dive NorthMin and MisOr Dive Festival Underwater Shootout.

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Check out the list of winners of the Dive NorthMin underwater photography contest below.

COMPACT CLASS (Nudibranch)

  • Norman William Macababayao (1st Place)
  • Jose Antonio Caluag (2nd Place)
  • Rossana Baladad (3rd Place)

COMPACT CLASS (Marine Life Behavior)

  • Andrew Gritzka (1st Place)
  • Charlene Magdurulang (2nd Place)
  • Jose Antonio Caluag (3rd Place)

COMPACT CLASS (Wide Angle Category)

  • Jose Antonio Caluag (1st Place)
  • Penn De Los Santos (2nd Place)
  • Nicole Madrid (3rd Place)

COMPACT CLASS (Macro/ Super Macro Category)

  • Norman William Macababayao (1st Place)
  • Jose Antonio Caluag (2nd Place)
  • Casty Pambid (3rd Place)

OPEN CLASS (Nudibranch)

  • East Padillo (1st Place)
  • Bebot Esteban (2nd Place)
  • Pj Aristorenas (3rd Place)

OPEN CLASS (Marine Life Behavior)

  • East Pardillo (1st Place)
  • East Pardillo (2nd Place)
  • PJ Aristorenas (3rd Place)

OPEN CLASS (Wide Angle Category)

  • Gerrit Pang (1st Place)
  • Neil Anthony Torres (2nd Place)
  • Gerrit Pang (3rd Place)

OPEN CLASS (Macro/ Super Macro Category)

  • Nico Calo (1st Place)
  • Nico Calo (2nd Place)
  • Neil Anthony Torres (3rd Place)

photos from Dive NorthMin

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