Diving in Central Luzon

The region of Luzon is home to many world-famous diving destinations like Anilao, Puerto Galera and Subic Bay. The different diving destinations are connected through regular transport, so it will be effortless for you to travel around the different regions. Just south of Manila you will find the beautiful Anilao, which is renowned for its muck diving, as well as Batangas, where you will find many diving liveaboards departing weekly. You will find most dive centers inside the resorts of Anilao, with many different options to choose from. Apo Reef and Coron Bay are some of the main places to visit, and a departing point for some famous dive sites in Puerto Galera. Around the Verde island passage, you will find high biodiversity and colorful marine life, great for scuba divers looking for beautiful sights. All levels of divers will find an abundance of options on Mindoro island Sabang and White beach, which are very quickly accessible resort areas. You will be able to enjoy many possible adventures, from relaxing at one of the numerous diving resorts to staying in a local hotel or guest house or even to pursuing your extended range goals. Wreck diving heaven is located in Subic Bay, just a short drive from Manila.

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Wildlife in Central Luzon

Marine life in Central Luzon is diverse, with an abundance of unique critters and rare macro marine life. Some of the marine species you will find are frogfish, ghost pipefish, seahorse, flamboyant cuttlefish and small squid. You will probably also find bobbit worms, hairy frogfish, wonderpus, mimic and blue-ringed octopus. Nudibranchs and other macro life are abundant in Puerto Galera, along with pelagic fish, whitetip and blacktip reef sharks. This region is also famous for its many wrecks that you can explore around Subic Bay including WWII wrecks, as well as airplane wrecks and even a Spanish American Warship dating back to 1898.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Thresher Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Jackfishes
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Garibaldi fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Thresher Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Reptiles
Banded Sea Krait
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pygmy Seahorse
Common Seahorse
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Snake Eel
Ribbon Moray Eel (Ghost Eel)
Conger eel
Jackfishes
Panther Moray Eel (Dragon Eel)
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Garibaldi fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
Squid
Cuttlefish
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab

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