Are you ready for the Danao Plunge?

The Plunge is the first ever Canyon Swing in the Philippines. It's part of the new Eco, Educational, Extreme Adventure Tour (E.A.T.) in Danao, Bohol. You start on the extreme end of a pendulum swing with a backdrop of the beautiful Danao gorge. Then, you free fall for about 60 meters before the rope tightens and swings you back to the other end.

The experience is similar to bungee during the free fall, but instead of bouncing up and down, you swing from one end to the other. Your swing will depend on how heavy you are.

This is the hottest extreme adventure sport in the Philippines this summer!

  

The Plunge is very safe and follows US Standards of Adventure Sports Safety. The Ziplines and the Canyon Swing were designed and installed by Neil of Camp Sabros fame. All the helmets and body harnesses used are made by PETZL, which is a leading manufacturer of climbing and work-at-height equipment and headlamps.

They double-check your helmet and body harness before they hook you up to the canyon swing rope.


You have to walk along the wiggly structure and turn your back against the Danao gorge to listen to the final instructions. Just the idea that you are 200 meters above the ground is a good reason for you to chicken out.



You sit down and, as the platform is being lowered, you then stand up with your feet on the edge while holding on to the Plunge rope connected to your harness. There's a lot of padding to protect your head from accidentally hitting the rope when you fall.

 

You can decide to do it the easy, standard way — with your head upright, leaning against the foam, where you can see the trees and river below OR you can put your feet up (like for bungee), where you'll see the sky when you drop.


Cami decided to do it feet up for her first time in the Plunge. What a brave girl! πŸ™‚

The platform is hoisted up again, and then you will hear, "5, 4, 3, 2, 1, bombs awaaaaay…"

I challenge you to do the Danao Plunge! Are you willing to try it? (See Plunge Video here)


Thank you to the "Bombs Away!" Boys of The Plunge for ensuring that we have a safe canyon swing. πŸ™‚

After the swing, a rope will be thrown to you. You have to catch it and clip it on to the center of your body harness.


Motorized equipment will hoist you back onto the platform and the "Bombs Away!" Boys will pull you up.


After the first swing, you'll swear to try it again. πŸ™‚

The Plunge (P700/person)
E.A.T. Danao Adventure Park, Danao, Bohol
72 kms away from Tagbilaran City (the capital of Bohol)
Danao is accessible by land via a 2-hour ride.
From Tubigon RORO port, Danao is only an hour ride away.

Call Ian (pronounced as Ayan) Gonzaga +63917 325-2426 Email: eatdanao@yahoo.com.ph
He is the best person to arrange your E.A.T. Danao Adventure! Together with his brother Tom (who is the mayor in Danao) and his outdoor-junkie friend Ian Sepulveda, they conceptualized and implemented the successful eco-tourism adventure in Danao, Bohol.

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Anton Diaz
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P.S. Zip Lines are so 2009, Canyon Swing is the hottest this 2010! πŸ™‚

16 thoughts on “Are you ready for the Danao Plunge?

  1. WOW! I’d like to try this one day…when I muster enough courage. πŸ™‚
    We tried Camp Sabros because of your blog. And boy, was it great. I’m just wondering though why it’s not a “popular” destination yet, or is it?!

  2. Now there is one additional reason to work very hard…LOL….so that we can afford to visit the many beautiful places here in the Philippines.
    Sir, how much did it cost all in all… including everything…fares,accomodations etc etc..estimate? Thanks

  3. Since Camp Sabros is 2 hours away from Davao much like Danao is 2 hours away from Tagbilaran, it would take time really for these places to become "popular". IF you like Camp Sabros, you'll like Danao better because of the Canyon Swing πŸ™‚
    Live an Awesome Life,
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    Latest Blog Post on Our Awesome Planet: Are you ready for the Danao Plunge?
    Since it is in Davao del Sur, I'm not sure if it would ever be popular. Some people would opt to just go to the zip lines near Davao.
    Β 
    For sure it will gain popularity once

  4. Siguro all-in with airfare for 3day/2nights — P6,000 + airfare to Tagbilaran or Cebu. Sometimes you could get the airfare P1,000 roundtrip. Back pack accommodations lang ito of course πŸ™‚
    Live an Awesome Life,
    Anton Diaz
    Founder, http://www.OurAwesomePlanet.com
    Call or Text Me: +63917 5683-627 (LOVE-OAP)
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    Latest Blog Post on Our Awesome Planet: Are you ready for the Danao Plunge?

  5. Looks like its fun, I am into those death defying activities… Thanks for this Sir Anton, and now here I go listing it down for my list of activities for June… layu pa hehe =)

  6. Bohol Beach Club (BBC) is the default for a nice beach. For low end back pack place, either go to Dumaluan, Bohol Divers or Alona Q. For resort type, consider Amorita along Alona beach or Amarela in BBC beach area.

  7. If you plan to stay in bohol for 3days/2nights? what must-see places would you recommend for the other 2 days? because danao will be for one day right? thanks

  8. That looks like a lot of fun! Swinging from a rope and embracing the forest/gorge beneath you! What more could you ask for? Adventure, thrill, and the beauty of nature all in one awesome activity.

  9. Looks like its fun, I am into those death defying activities. Thanks for this Anton, now I know what else should we do for our trip to bohol! Thank you so much for this informations you have shared on the internet! Glad I found your blog.

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