What’s with the name, you ask? Well, Siete Pecados means the seven sins. No worries, you won’t make an immortal sin when snorkeling here but stories says that long time ago there are these seven (7) little girls and their mother told them not to go swimming in that area but they did, and they drowned. No bodies were found, and then as time passes by seven lands formed and it is said to be the seven sisters.
Reserve all your energy for this spot, it’s not a lake like the Twin Lagoons or the Barracuda lake, not even a beach like the Banol beach where can just go to the seashore and rest for a while. You’ll be jumping off on the boat and go near the island – through snorkeling, swimming, or just pulling yourself towards it with the ropes in the area.
Before you jump off though, know your limits. I am well aware that I was tired that day, I might be too tired to swim even though it requires a lesser effort with me because of my fins. But then, just to be safe, I just put the life jacket on. It's a big ocean out there, so be careful and be self aware.
And when you do jump off, don't look down....yet.
Told you not to look down. Why did you? LOL.
Thank God I did wear the life jacket, or else I'm doomed.
Anyway, if you're too afraid to swim alone near to the island, you can wait for your pals and just swim with them and hold each others hands - ohhh...
But I was able to do it by myself, so you can too! Unless the water current is too strong, don't go alone. Don't be afraid to go to the island, but do start to snorkel, to be able to watch were you're going at since even before you'll get to the island (which I never even at least sat) you'll start to see the fishes, the corals, and all.
Some fishes will also show up. Sadly, that day there were not much. Not sure if it's because it was almost late afternoon or the fish is not just in the mood to do some entertaining.
There are a lot of different type and colors of fish here, but if you want them to go near to you go bring some bread or rice so they'll surround you - maybe that's what is missing, should've brought some!
As you try to go nearer to the island, you might find a great view like this.
Don't be afraid to go nearer to the corals, but please don't step on it. Why? Because you'll ruin them, no place for the fish, no tourists, no destinations for us and the others. That's not all, you shouldn't step on it because of these.
No? Can't see it clearly? Just corals? Okay, let's zoom in!
Yeap! Black sea urchins people! black sea urchins! Alert!
Right away when I realized what I am seeing I swim fast away from the corals. Big mistake. Don't panic, no to panic! But yeah, I came back again and check it out.
Do be careful with swimming around here, I found out that there are accidents here where in they stepped into something and got poisoned by a fish (forgot the name).
But anyway, go and check out the beautiful corals and the fishes.
Check these out!
Blue corals! I love it! It's the most attracting corals I saw down there, and I was that near to the corals.
I was too afraid to touch the corals that I did not want to touch or go a lot more nearer to it. But someone did.
That's Channel, my latest travel buddy!
I got tired easily that we just stayed there for a short time. So I just again, float near the island - and my Mama was freaking out when she saw this because I was too far from the shore.
But if you ask me if the Siete Pecados is a must visit? If you want corals, fishes, then go for it. Don't forget to ensure your safety first before anything else. Again, be self aware of what you're doing, your body, and your capabilities.
Do relax, just relax. We travel to rest, getaway from stress.
Do enjoy the view though. The sky, the ocean, the island views there are a great view. It's priceless. So on your way back, don't forget to take pictures of the sunset, on the ocean.
Exotic Philippine toured Coron with:
Blue Lagoon Adventure Travel and Tours
National Highway, Bgy. Poblacion 1
Coron, Palawan, RP 5316