GINGOOG CITY, Misamis Oriental (PIA)—Regional Director Marie Elaine S. Unchuan of the Department of Tourism (DOT)-10 conveyed to the Local Government of Gingoog City during its convocation the agency’s support and desire to protect the sea, including the protection of ‘Da Bay’ or ‘Pahayahay sa Pantalan’ as the department sees its potential as an International Diving Site of Misamis Oriental.
Unchuan disclosed that during their three-day diving exploration mission, they discovered 33 nudibranch species and 69 fish species per square meter in the area.
“The discovery only proves that marine life is abundant and alive in Gingoog’s seas,” she said.
With an influx of both local and international professional scuba divers exploring the marine ecosystem, Gingoog City’s administration is proud of its natural resources.
The tourism chief thanked the City Government of Gingoog for their support of the agency’s programs and, most importantly, for the improvement of the city’s tourism sites.
Unchuan further said there is a great deal of hope for Gingoog to become an International Diving Site and attract international scuba divers from all over the world. (JAKA/PIA-10/Misamis Oriental)
Regional Director Marie Elaine S. Unchuan of the Department of Tourism-10 announces that the department sees Gingoog City’s potential as an International Diving Site of Misamis Oriental. (Gingoog CIO