Mactan is popular for quality shore dives and also the Marigondon Cave. With Olango close by, most dive operators will bring divers there as well but because of the stronger currents, it calls for divers with experience. Bantayan is slightly less popular to dive, but it does have healthy coral gardens to explore.
Moalboal is famous for seeing mighty schools of sardines, which can been seen year-round. Malapascua is the standout diving destination in Cebu. The highlight of this island are the thresher shark dives in Monad Shoal, which are easy to do and almost always rewarding.
Besides that, head to the nearby Gato Island which features a 100ft (30m) tunnel. Another highlight dive is at Kimud Shoal, where you might see schooling hammerhead sharks in April.
Visibility is fairly good and 50-66ft (15-20m) can be expected while the water temperature is typically warm, averaging at 84°F(29°C)
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Fly to Mactan-Cebu International Airport from destinations in Asia like Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong on airlines like Cebu Pacific, AirAsia and Silk Air.
Alternatively, fly in on local airlines like Cebu Pacific from other cities in the Philippines.