Just thought about comparing our experiences on whitewater rafting in Davao (in 2010) and CDO (2012) :) Full story on surviving the near-death (hahaha! near-death talaga?) whitewater rafting experience in CDO in a later post, okay? I just feel so lazy to lay out the full story hahaha! :)
Same bunch of pips, except that Jack cancelled her trip to CDO at the last minute! (naka-book na yun ah! hehehe!) Sayang!
Davao – Base Camp (formerly River One) We had 3 guides: (1) together with us in the rubber boat, (1) backup guide in a separate kayak, and (1) photographer
CDO – (The Red Rafts) 1 guide went with us in the rubber boat; 1 photographer for all 7 groups during that day.
On the photographers: In Davao, we had the photographer all to ourselves hehe kaya dami naming shots, and oh, videos as well. Also, the photographer took pictures from registration until end of activity. In CDO, we only had one photographer that covered for 7 groups! Share-share lang? hehehe! He must be very tired for he had to catch up on each group! Haha! And then, another not-so-good thing, the photographer was late!!! Dear Red Rafts, I suggest you add your team members! :D
On the camera used: In Davao, the photographer used two underwater cam: one’s for photo, the other one’s for the video. In CDO, the photographer used a DSLR (bakit hindi underwater?!! O bakit walang water proof case??! –nangengealam ako! hehe!) and I think another cam that’s waterproof.
Davao – Stretching, briefing, practicum on how to survive a fall or rescue someone who falls out of the rubber boat
CDO – briefing only
Number of Rapids:
Davao – 21 rapids
CDO – 14 rapids (we chose the basic level, not the advanced, as we had to finish early for my friends to catch the flight back to Manila. Ako, keri lang sa bus trip!)
Now here are some photos/poses that I thought looked the same ehehe!
Same yellow paddles. Notice that we were more prepared in terms of “outfit” in CdO than in Davao; we already know what happens to the color of our skin after more than 2 hours of sun exposure ehehe! But seemed like there’s no use wearing those long sleeves and leggings, ’cause we were already burned in Camiguin! ehehe!
One of the many rapids that we had to survive! Tiring eh! ehehe! But so full of fun and excitement! :D
Especially these moments:
Don’t you think the guides are in the best position in the rubber boat?! hehehe! Di sila sumusubsob sa tubig! >,<
And here’s one of the many high-fives that we had to make after surviving every rapid. hehe!
Okay, they all did the high-five, I had my own pose! hahaha!
Warning: ..You know what happens if you keep on looking at the camera instead of concentrating on your paddle?! hehehehe! You can die! hahaha!
Hahahaha seemed like all of us wanted a dip in the Cagayan River hahaha! I feel like cursing Bambam, our tour guide, for letting this happen! And what happened next??? [Full details in a separate post! hehehe!]
Best part is, we survived! hehe! =p
In Davao, it was only Jack who fell out of the rubber boat…But in CdO, we all experienced being thrown out of the boat, unprepared!!! :D
After the many rapids, one of the moments that we had to take a rest: Waterfall time! :D
The signature pose: Peace signs and Ok signs, plus our tired but beautiful smiles :D hahaha! Owyeah! After the exhausting but fun activity, we all still managed to put on a happy face! :D
Although the Davao experience is way better when it comes to preparation, assistance by the tour guides and stuff like that, the CDO experience is far better when it comes to the level of adventure! :D Hooray!
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