So anyway, we didn't exactly find Nemo but we sure did get some water action during our second day in Boracay. We got Kuya Ron's number from PinoyExchange and an urban legend states that he gives the lowest rates for all types of activities in Boracay. Well, I kind of believed that until I heard my gay officemates' story about how they got to experience parasailing (with free helmet diving!!!) for only P700/person by just flirting with the Caticlan Jetty's police officer of the day, who's got some connections and stuff. In their own words, "Kinembutan lang ni (insert sexy gay friend's name here)." Well, I'm not gay (not that there's something wrong about it) and certainly not flirtatious and remotely congenial so we're good with Kuya Ron's rates. Besides, we definitely had a blast rolling off some speedboat-driven airbed, a.k.a the mighty Flying Fish! :D
Anyway, so we rode a multicab to Bulabog Beach, which is on the other side of the island. The ride was short and refreshing as we got to see the other part of the famous island. Normal things like school, children still in their uniforms walking, market place, etc. A few minutes later we arrived in a beach full of speedboats and was ushered into a receptionist's table where we signed a waiver that said we could chop off their balls if we're still alive in case the rope that connects the parachute to the speedboat catches fire and breaks free from the boat. Joke. Normal waiver stuff.
We thanked ate receptionist and were informed that Kuya Niño would give us the CD the next day. We were again transported back to the shore where we transferred to a speedboat (thank goodness the transfers were already included in the package else we'd be bankrupt!). We were off to try flying fish. It wasn't part of our original plan but Kuya Niño was a good salesman and we weren't going island hopping anyway so we had extra money for this. It was seriously the best decision we've made while in Boracay.
Kuya Ron & Kuya Niño's contact numbers: 09228876639 / 09209060466.
Rates (September 2012, low season):
P800/person - Parasailing
P250/person - Helmet diving
P450/person - Flying fish
We spent a total of P1500/person only for three activities! If we went during summertime we would have probably shelled out thrice of how much we paid Kuya Niño. I highly recommend their service but if you're going to contact them please tell them to not give you JAL's for helmet diving.
I chose flying fish over island hopping, did I miss anything? Tell me in the comments section, I'm curious!