© iStock/Freeartist Diving in Palawan Also known as “The wild west of the Philippines“ due to its location and remoteness, the archipelago of Palawan is one of the largest provinces in the country. This region has over 1,800 tropical islands, unspoiled beaches of fine white sand, sparkling crystal blue water and an almost untouched jungle interior; with all these marvels, it’s no wonder why this region was described by Jacques Cousteau as “The most beautiful place I’ve ever explored.“ Diving lovers and explorers will find the perfect adventure in Palawan with its rich diversity of wildlife, both under the water and above, breathtaking scenery and world-class diving. This destination is one of the Philippines most well-kept secrets, as most of it is relatively unexplored and untouched by tourism. Most dive spots are located in El Nido, Coron, and Puerto Princesa, which is well known for being the staging point of the weekly diving liveaboards of Tubbataha Reef. The best time to travel to this paradise is between March and June when you will find high visibility. We recommend you book your adventures in advance, as there is a short diving season, especially in the Tubbataha reef. The best way to arrive at Palawan is by ferry or by flying into Puerto Princesa’s International airport, or by taking a direct flight to El Nido and Coron from Manila and Cebu. Featured places to go in Palawan © MaresEl NidoIn El Nido Bay, experience spectacular dive sites with incredible walls, mesmerizingly colorful coral gardens and magnificent marine life.Learn more © ScubaproPuerto Princesa/Honda BayDive into the waters of Puerto Princesa and see lionfish, cardinals, snapper, sweetlips, nudibranchs, and also find plenty of magnificent corals.Learn more © AqualungTubataha ReefHead to Tubbataha Reef Natural Park, a World Heritage site, for the ultimate diving experience of the Philippines.Learn more © AqualungCoron IslandExpect jaw-dropping WWII wrecks and cave dives around Coron Island.Learn more © MaresBusuangaBeautiful corals, especially big lettuce corals and sponges, as well as shoals of fish, such as fusiliers, snappers or batfish await you in Busuanga.Learn more © MaresDimakyaThe tiny island of Dimakya is located on the northern end of the archipelago, and they offer quiet stays and a fantastic variety of dive sites.Learn more Dive Sites in Palawan Discover the wonders of the deep with SSI's blog Join us on an exciting journey of discovery and learn more about exhilarating diving adventures, dedicated conservation initiatives, and innovative educational opportunities that will help you illuminate the extraordinary beauty of the underwater world. Let's explore the underwater world together and delve into the hidden wonders beneath the gentle waves.