Sinopinas: Why travel?
Martin: I love traveling especially to places with beautiful dive spots and interesting marine life. It brings me happiness, new experiences, new ideas.
Sinopinas: What’s the most important thing to consider when traveling? Why?
Martin: Travelers should consider going to places where they can also explore underwater, always include diving or even snorkeling in their travel plans. We normally see landscapes and aerials, but there is something magical in underwater scenery.
Sinopinas: How does traveling impact your life?
Martin: Because of diving and traveling, my hobby became a passion. It inspired me to move to Bohol so I can continue doing what I love to do - capturing moments, art, diving and traveling. Living in Bohol which is basically the center of the Philippines makes it a lot easier to do all these things compared to Manila.
Sinopinas: What’s the most unforgettable travel experience you ever had in the Philippines?
Martin: The most unforgettable experience was in 2010 when I went to Balicasag for island hopping and snorkeling trip. I almost drowned because I didn't know how to snorkel at the time and no one was around to help me swim back to the boat. After that I discovered Freediving, I did some research because there's no freediving school back then.
Bien Unido, Bohol