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Hi! My name is Ara. I content creator behind Diver Bliss - a scuba diving, ocean conservation, sustainable lifestyle and travel website. I am a PADI Rescue Diver and have been doing ocean dives for the past 8 years.

Since launching my blog in 2019, I have been working toward my goal to dive in 20 of the best locations in the Philippines. I hope I can inspire you to live more sustainably, scuba dive in the best locations, and love the ocean as much as I do. So join me as I find bliss above and underwater!

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Marine Conservation Philippines: My 2-Week Volunteer Experience

Marine Conservation Philippines: My 2-Week Volunteer Experience

Back in 2013, I learned to scuba dive through Coral Cay Conservation, which sparked my passion for diving and ocean conservation. Since then I have … View Post
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15 Underwater Cleanup Tips for Scuba Divers Who Want To Help Clean Our Oceans

15 Underwater Cleanup Tips for Scuba Divers Who Want To Help Clean Our Oceans

I am no stranger to underwater cleanup dives. Every year I participate in at least one event where we scuba dive for the purpose … View Post
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How to do a beach cleanup that makes an impact! (7 Easy Steps)

How to do a beach cleanup that makes an impact! (7 Easy Steps)

I have done my share of beach and ocean cleanups. When I go on beach trips I try to pick up what I can … View Post
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Southern Leyte Diving: Dive Guide to Sogod Bay

Southern Leyte Diving: Dive Guide to Sogod Bay

Southern Leyte is one of the best places to scuba dive in the Philippines. If you love diving in remote and less touristic locations, … View Post
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Pamilacan Island Diving: Day trip dive from Bohol in 2022

Pamilacan Island Diving: Day trip dive from Bohol in 2022

If you’re scuba diving in Panglao, Bohol, a day trip to Pamilacan island should be on your itinerary. Situated 12.5 kilometers south … View Post
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Scuba Diving Mactan, Cebu after Typhoon Odette (2022)

Scuba Diving Mactan, Cebu after Typhoon Odette (2022)

When you ask about scuba diving in Cebu, the first thing local divers would recommend is you go to either Malapascua Island for the … View Post
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21 Best Manta Ray Gifts: What to Give Manta Lovers

21 Best Manta Ray Gifts: What to Give Manta Lovers

Do you know someone who adores manta rays and wants to give them a gift they’ll absolutely love? In this gift guide, … View Post
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21 Unique Seahorse Gifts: What To Give Seahorse Lovers

21 Unique Seahorse Gifts: What To Give Seahorse Lovers

Do you know someone who adores seahorses and wants to get them a gift they’ll absolutely love? In this gift guide, I&… View Post
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