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.

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Bicol Region

Bicol is a region in the Philippines in the island group of Luzon. The main diving regions in Bicol are Donsol, Masbate and Ticao Island.

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Central Visayas

One 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.

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Eastern Visayas

Eastern Visayas is a region that includes the islands of Leyte and Samar.

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In the south of the Philippines you will find the second largest region of islands of this country, Mindanao.

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Visit the world’s second largest connecting coral reef system, Apo Reef, which is also one of the major diving attractions in the Mindoro region.

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Negros 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.

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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.

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The region of Luzon is home to many world-famous diving destinations like Anilao, Puerto Galera and Subic Bay.

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Dive Sites in Philippines

Travel Information for the Philippines

Power Plug Type

 

A, B, C

Airports

 

CEB, MNL

Currency

 

PHP

Language

 

en, tl

Electricity

 

220 V / 60 Hz

Timezone

 

UTC+08:00

Network Provider

 

Smart

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