© iStock/danilovi Diving in the Philippines Only a small portion of the more than 7,000 islands that compose the Philippines are inhabited. This is a unique country, multiculturally diverse and with an extraordinary cuisine. Tagalog is the official language of The Philippines; however, the majority of the inhabitants also speak English. This region has the best diving conditions from July to March. From shipwrecks and impressive marine life to idyllic beaches, this country offers incredible adventures for everyone. The Philippines is an archipelago composed of over 7,000 islands in three main regions: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Some of the best variety of diving can be found in this country. The Philippines is also known for having one of the most significant biodiversity in the world. Each one of its islands has many pristine coral reefs, stunning deep walls, and historical wrecks. Scuba divers, XR divers, freedivers, and snorkelers will find the perfect adventure to enjoy. Fringing coral reefs surround many of the islands. The Philippines has many Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s) with abundant marine life. Featured Training Centers Instructor Training CenterBLUE MONSTARInstructor Training CenterScuba Academy ManilaInstructor Training CenterWhy DiveInstructor Training CenterDauin Silver Reef Dive Resort Inc.Instructor Training CenterE&Z Diving CenterInstructor Training CenterValmDiversInstructor Training CenterMetro Divers Professional Training and Tours IncDiamond CenterApo Scuba DivingDiamond CenterDIVE PEAKDiamond CenterCEBU DIVE This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app Featured places to go in the Philippines © iStock/onfilmBicol RegionBicol is a region in the Philippines in the island group of Luzon. The main diving regions in Bicol are Donsol, Masbate and Ticao Island.Learn more © iStock/GoodOlgaCentral VisayasOne of Philippines’ main island group are the Visayas, which is made up of eight main islands: Bohol, Cebu, Negros, Siquijor, Panay, Masbate, Leyte and Samar.Learn more © iStock/Marc_OsborneEastern VisayasEastern Visayas is a region that includes the islands of Leyte and Samar.Learn more © Shutterstock/ShutterhooksMindanaoIn the south of the Philippines you will find the second largest region of islands of this country, Mindanao.Learn more © iStock-holgsMindoroVisit the world’s second largest connecting coral reef system, Apo Reef, which is also one of the major diving attractions in the Mindoro region.Learn more © iStock/DKartNegrosNegros is world-famous for its amazing and diverse dive sites, where divers of all levels of experience can find some of the most beautiful diving sites.Learn more © iStock/FreeartistPalawanAlso 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.Learn more © Shutterstock/ARTYOORANCentral LuzonThe region of Luzon is home to many world-famous diving destinations like Anilao, Puerto Galera and Subic Bay.Learn more Dive Sites in Philippines Travel Information for the Philippines Power Plug Type A, B, CAirports CEB, MNLCurrency PHPLanguage en, tlElectricity 220 V / 60 HzTimezone UTC+08:00Network Provider Smart 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.