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IN PHOTOS: A glimpse of Medellin, Cebu’s ‘underwater treasures’

By: - May 29, 2023

CEBU, Philippines–A renowned underwater photographer and dive instructor has given us a peek of the “underwater treasures” of Medellin in Cebu.

Fra-and Quimpo, an awarded photographer from Cagayan de Oro City, was in Medellin, Cebu recently for an event initiated by the Department of Tourism in Central Visayas (DOT-7).

While in Medellin, Quimpo judged the underwater photography competition and also took photos of the underwater gems of this northern Cebu town.

Medellin underwater

Another glimpse of the rich marine life in Medellin Cebu. contributed photo | Fra-and Timothy Quimpo

Quimpo shared his amazing photos in his page for his underwater advocacy.

His photos were fitting as Medellin is looking to become Cebu’s newest diving destination.

In May 22, 2023, local tourism officials, government agencies, and diving enthusiasts planted a cross underwater, in the seas surrounding mainland Medellin and Gibitngil Island.

READ: Underwater Cross installed in Medellin, Cebu

The underwater cross was installed to commemorate the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines. It also hopes to provide an attraction that will help start Medellin’s journey to becoming a dive destination.

Underwater cross Medellin

The Underwater Cross in Medellin, Cebu. contributed photo | Fra-and Timothy Quimpo

Quimpo is a marine biologist and PADI dive instructor. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his underwater and nature photography.

He is the president of the Oro Photographic Society.

Candy Crab

Medellin not only boasts of wonderful coral reefs, but it is also home to rare and beautiful critters such as this candy crab. contributed photo | Fra-and Timothy Quimpo


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