Up next is Twin Lagoon.
Twin Lagoon in Coron is one of the places that you shouldn’t miss when you’re visiting Coron for the first time. The karst formations have formed two inner lagoons, the first one of which is visible from the outside. The second one, however, is hidden, begging to be discovered.
When we got there, I thought, “Okay, wow.”
It seemed to be a lot deeper than Kayangan Lake, and the water was a lot bluer too. Though I think the latter is directly because of the former.
It may not be as clear as Kayangan, but one thing’s for sure: the water here is clearer than most. Take a look at these pictures we have of us sitting on our life vests. The water is so clear that you can literally see right through it. In Kat’s picture, it’s almost as if there’s no water at all.
Also, it was a lot colder than Kayangan, but only in some areas. If you moved even just a foot or two, the water was sometimes warm. I totally didn’t understand what was happening, but I made it a little game to find cool patches in the water where I could stay in while my friends and I took photos.
I did a little research afterwards though, and it turns out that this is because the cold freshwater in the lagoon meets the hot, salty seawater from outside, presumably through cracks in the rocks.
Well, that definitely explains the differences in the water’s temperature.
And actually, for me, getting inside was the most fun part. We were made to wear our life vests and float, in a straight line where you hook your legs in the armpits of the person “in front” of you while the one “behind” you hooks his legs in your armpits. Okay, that was a very confusing explanation.
Here’s a picture to better explain what I meant.
Since there were 20 of us, we must have looked really funny! Just imagine a long line of people dragged along the waters like this. There were some divers there and they were looking at us with amusement on their faces.
Anyway, I really enjoyed the Twin Lagoon, if only for the fact that we basically just played around here! It wasn’t easy getting inside, but it was fun. Our tour group did spend considerably less time here than in Kayangan though. I think that’s because, at least in Kayangan, we could actually walk on some dry land. Here, we were just floating on the water the whole time, basically.
That’s it for the Twin Lagoons! The next post will be about our lunch at Banul Beach, then CYC Beach, then finally, snorkeling around Balinsasayaw.