Diving in the Philippines

Dive Guide for the Philippines

The Philippines is a nation of more than 7000 islands and is widely regarded as one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. Located within the Coral Triangle, this marine biodiversity hotspot boasts some of the highest marine diversity on the planet. This region is known for its remarkable coral reefs and vast array of marine species. The Philippines' warm waters, impressive marine biodiversity, and breathtaking dive sites make it a paradise for scuba divers.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Sulu Sea and is known for its pristine coral reefs, steep walls, and encounters with large pelagic species such as sharks, manta rays, and turtles.

Anilao, in the Batangas province, is known as the "birthplace of scuba diving in the Philippines." It features numerous dive sites with vibrant coral gardens, critter-rich muck diving spots, and easy access to marine sanctuaries. Anilao is renowned for its macro underwater photography opportunities.

Philippines Dive Sites

Types of dives in the Philippines

Boat Deep (80ft/24.5m) Salt water Current Muck Technical Wall Snorkel site Drift Wreck Swim through Easy entry

Water Temperature

When to dive in the Philippines

The dry season (November to April) is considered the peak diving season in most parts of the Philippines. During this period, the weather is generally dry and the seas are calm offering excellent diving conditions. Visibility is often at its best making it an ideal time for underwater photography and exploring popular dive sites.

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