With over 7,000 islands and a magnificent coastline, the Philippines deserves it’s title of the Diving Capital of Asia.  Spectacular drop-offs, deep dives, caves, wrecks, and a richly varied marine life await every diver.

WHY WE LOVE DIVING IN THE PHILIPPINES

Consistently amazing visibility - you can see for miles!

Unbelievably diverse marine life

Have you seen Avatar?  This region was the inspiration!

PHILIPPINES GALLERY

WEATHER

Winter average of  23°C / 73°F 

Summer average of 30°C / 86°F

WEATHER ADVICE

Rainy season July to November 

GETTING HERE

Flights from LONDON

16 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 8 hours

VISA REQUIREMENT

No visa required

LANGUAGE

Filipino and English

CURRENCY

Philippine Peso

Diving in the Philippines

The magnificent and varied coastline and crystal clear waters are just two of the reasons that the Philippines is nicknamed Asia’s Diving Capital. Dive among glistening coral in a World Heritage site, explore World War II wrecks or swim along the gentle giants-whale sharks.

The variety of hard and soft corals is amazing . there are more than 500 species (the entire Caribbean only has around 60). Divers commonly see sharks, rays, moray eels, octopus, and sea snakes, along with innumerable species of fish, including groupers, jack, tuna, surgeonfish, parrot fish, sweetlips and lionfish, to name a few.

Of the 100,000 known species of shellfish, over 21,000 are found here, including many that are unique to the Philippines. It’s a diver’s paradise

The Philippines is to scuba divers what Switzerland is to skiers, Hawaii to surfers and Nepal to mountaineers. This is a place you must visit at least once, to get the real heart of sport. The country is a veritable smorgasbord of world-class dive sites set in a lush tropical environment with all the trappings you could ever wish for.

 

Dive into crystal clear waters underwater visibility of up to 60 meters, discover shipwrecks, cliffs covered with sponges, colourful corals, gorgonians, turtles, sharks, rays, and even the very rarely seen exotic fishes like Spanish Dancer, harlequin ghost-pipefish, camouflaged frogfish and fire gobies. Thanks to the convergence of the nutrient rich waters of the Pacific Ocean, South China Sea and Celebes Sea, you will be a spectator to an aquatic symphony of over 2,000 species of marine fish as well as more than 400 out of the 500 known coral species in the world.

 

The Philippines is divided into 3 geographical areas: Luzon, Visayas & Mindanao. All regions offer premier destinations for divers amidst lush tropical environment with excellent underwater views.

Deep Thought

This is one of the world’s best macro diving destinations.  Photographers flock to this destination so why not join our June 2018 Photo Trip and see for yourself!!

--John   

WATER TEMPERATURES

Winter average of 23°C / 73°F 

Summer average of 30°C / 86°F

VISIBILITY

5 to 45m / 15 to 150ft avg

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