The colors of the wind, the colors of a rainbow, and the colors of the mountain have nothing on the colors of the sea! One of the most beautiful places to see beautiful underwater reefscapes is Verde Island in the Philippines. This island has an interesting history. In 1620 the Spanish galleon known as Nuestro Senora de la Vida, sunk off the shores of this island. It wasn’t until 350 years later that this ship was discovered and excavated. Now the currents have washed the remains of the ship away, but shards of blue Chinese pottery from the ship’s galley can still be found on the shores of the island. Some of the local people collect the broken dishes, vases, and tea sets and make them into jewelry, or sell the pieces to tourists. Some of these shards can even be found in paving stones in some of the local resorts. But this isn’t the reason tourists visit Verde Island. They go there to dive the very beautiful reefs that surround the island. When there is a lot of current present, the corals will open up to feed and this is what makes the reefs so beautiful.
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