Philippines diving holidays

Tailor-made Diving Holidays in The Philippines.

The Philippines archipelago consists of 7,107 islands located in Southeast Asia. Spectacular scenery on land, welcoming people and wondrous sights below the Pacific Ocean await you! Diving opportunities are vast and varied when you travel around to different regions in this vast island-country.

Malapascua in the north, offers numerous macro-encounters and an opportunity to meet the elusive thresher shark. Dumaguete and Dauin in the south are home to the popular Apo Island, a marine sanctuary teeming with fish life, alongside vibrant hard and soft corals.

If you crave a wreck or two, head for Coron in the southeast, where Busuanga Island is home to Coron Bay and more than 10 World War II ship wrecks brimming with life. Anilao is located north of Busuanga Island inside the coral triangle, boasting an ocean rich with coral and diverse marine life, including world-class macro, heaven for budding underwater photographers!

The Bohol region in the southeast is home to superb dive sites around the islands of Panglao, Cabilao, Balicasag and Pamilacan, showcasing steep wall dives, some stronger currents, amazing hard and soft coral gardens, plus numerous pelagic fish and reef sharks.

Mindoro Island in the northwest lies in the middle of the coral triangle, with the second largest coral reef in the world, home to 75% of the world’s coral species and amazing dive sites. The main dive area of Puerto Galera offers a protected bay with a shallow reef for beginners and the remote Verde Island with strong currents for advanced divers, where large pelagic species roam free in the Verde Island Passage. Puerto Galera is also a short boat ride from Pandan Island and the UNESCO World Heritage site Apo Reef, with thrilling current dives and a biodiversity of marine life rarely seen on this planet.

There is no right or wrong time to visit the Philippines. Some like it hot and tropical, others say the wet season is the time to visit, when marine life at natures best in June, July and August.

Multiple centre holidays are very popular if you don’t mind long transfers between islands, as they give you an opportunity dive in completely different underwater landscapes and see diverse marine life, while above the water, you can experience the change in local island life.

Liveboards offer diving itineraries that can encompass several different diving areas and these luxurious boats are capable of reaching remote marine parks, such as Tubbataha and the Visayas. Luxurious liveaboards including Philippines Aggressor and Philippines Siren, pride themselves on attentive crews, modern facilities, tasty menus and up to 4 dives every day, making Philippines liveaboards an extremely great value holiday choice.

Whether you want to scuba dive, relax in a spa, or enjoy the best of both worlds, talk to Diverse Travel today and make the most of our first-hand expertise. We will be happy to create a tailor-made Philippines holiday for you, with out of this world diving you will never forget!

Why divers love the Philippines

What divers say about diving holidays in the Philippines

“Whale shark! If I could shout underwater that’s what I would have screamed. I’ve always wanted to see one and in the Philippines my dream came true!”

“Magnificent coral and loads of marine life. We also saw a lot of sharks. We loved it!”


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