How many hours would it take to finish kawasan falls canyoneering adventure?
Normally, the whole adventure would take approximately 3-4 hours to finish. But especially during the weekends when there are lots of guests, it could sometime take up to 5 or even 6 hours. This is because you may have to wait for others to finish the waterfall jump in at least one of the areas (where there is no other way but to jump to proceed to the next area) and it will, sometimes, take few minutes for someone to really decide to jump. To avoid the wait, I would recommend doing it before 7am in the morning. But of course if you are doing this adventure on the same day as your whale shark watching and encounter in Oslob, Cebu or the moalboal island hopping to pescador island, the earliest possible start time will be around 10am – 11am. But if you start this adventure after around 12nn, it will probably be a bit crowded by then.
How long would it take to drive to Badian, Cebu for canyoneering from Cebu City and from lilo-an, Santander, Cebu?
As you may have known already, traffic in Cebu is getting busier every day. If you depart Cebu City before 6am, travel time will just take around 2 hours and a half tops but after that hour, it could reach 3 hours and even 4 hours. If you’ll be coming in to Cebu from Dumaguete City via lilo-an wharf in Santander, Cebu, you could reach kawasan falls canyoneering drop off area in just one (1) hour.
What are the gears we need to prepare before doing the canyoneering adventure?
The most common gears provided by the canyoneering tour operators are water proof bags, life jacket and helmet. Sometimes, upon request (but requests must be done days prior to the actual tour), canyoneering tour operators will provide shoes but if you can get a hold of aqua shoes or even rubber sandals, that will do just fine.
What if we are hungry or thirsty during the canyoneering adventure?
There is a barbecue station halfway of the canyoneering area. You may have to bring few cash to buy some food or better yet, bring mineral water and biscuits. You can put it in a water proof bag that is provided by the canyoneering tour guide.
What if we do not know how to swim, will it be safe to join canyoneering?
Yes it is! Everyone is required to wear life jacket even you know how to swim. So basically, you’ll just float on the water. Also, the canyoneering guides will be with you all the time.
Do we always need to jump on every waterfall during the canyoneering?
No you don’t! In some areas, especially the higher ones, jumping will be optional. There is another way if you don’t want to jump. There are certain areas though that you’d have to jump but it just a few feet high, less than 10 feet.
Where can we rent underwater camera for the canyoneering tour?
Most of the canyoneering tour operators have GoPros already and the rent is Php500. You’ll just have to provide them with a micro SD card or if you don’t have one,use theirs’ and just copy the pictures and videos from their SD card to your mobile phone.