Diving in the Philippines is diverse!
Diving in the Philippines – There are so many diving destinations in the Philippines. An overview of how diverse diving in the Philippines can be.
El Nido – Coral gardens
El Nido is located at the foot of the Baquit Bay. The bay is not only famous for diving in the Philippines. It also offers world class beaches and amazing jagged limestone lagoons. With this comes an underwater world which is rich in corals and marine life. The dive sites are accessible for all levels of experience. From tunnels and deep dive sites to walls and drifts. It even has macro life especially from January to May.
Coron – Shipwrecks
Coron is located in the North of Palawan. This is the place to be for wreck diving! On September the 24th, 1944, 24 Japanese Ships were sunk by an American Air raid. 12 of those wrecks have been discovered. The shipwrecks are perfect for recreational diving as they are situated in relatively shallow water.
Tubattaha – Pelagic and walls
The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a protected area located in the middle of the Sulu Sea. It was declared as a World Heritage Site in 1993. This atoll has a unique diversity of marine and bird species. The reef is famous for its spectacular 100 meter walls, lagoons and coral islands. The reef can only be visited by liveaboard.
Anilao – Macro
Anilao is located in the province of Batangas. It is an outstanding destination for macro photography. The dive sites often reveal unusual creatures like ghost pipe fish, blue-ringed octopus, frogfish and many more.
Malapasqua – Tresher sharks
This island is situated in the visayas. It is worldwide famous for the sightings of Tresher sharks. It is one of the only places in the world where you can encounter these sharks on a regular basis.