Philippines

Philippines is one of the richest and most diverse places for diving on earth. During a single trip it is possible to explore 2-3 different regions, each with its own peculiar endemic underwater world. At Philippines there are tens of diving regions with good infrastructure and a great variety of dive sites. The most prominent are: Japanese wrecks of WWII period (Coron Bay, Sangat Island), cleaning station of thresher sharks (Malapascua Island), large schools of sardines (Pescador Island, Moalboal), whale sharks (Oslob, Cebu Island), tornados of tunas and barracudas (Panglao Island) and others. “Macro” world of Philippines deserves particular notice. Here is our guide to help you choosing a perfect itinerary and boat for your Philippines liveaboard trip.

Location: Southeast Asia, western Pacific Ocean


What to see: There are Japanese wrecks of WWII period, cleaning station of thresher sharks, large schools of sardines, whale sharks, tornados of tunas and barracudas etc. Divers can also admire macro world of Philippines: mandarinfish, shrimps, sea horses, anglers, endemic mollusks, nudibranchs of various colors and sizes, snakes etc.


Depth: 5-40m/16-130ft


Currents: 1-2knots


Visibility: 5-45m/16-148ft


Season for diving: Climate is tropical. The best season for diving is December-May. The period from August to September has the greatest probability of typhoons. The average water temperature is 26-29C/78-84F.

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