Around Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron Island, expect healthy coral reef awash with the different colors of reef fish like angelfish, parrotfish, surgeonfish, pufferfish, groupers and schools of lunar fusilier and yellowtail snapper. Sandy bottoms often reveal bluespotted ribbontail rays and blacktip sharks patrol the reefs.
Out at Tubbataha Reef, be astounded by the rich marine biodiversity of the area. Whale sharks are often seen cruising by the reef and manta rays come to visit cleaning stations. The stronger the currents, the more large creatures you are likely to see.
Sharks like grey reef sharks and whitetip sharks are common sightings whilst diving in Palawan, and if you are very lucky you might see a tiger shark or a hammerhead.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Fly to Puerto Princesa International Airport from Cebu, Manila, and Iloilo on airlines like Cebu Pacific or AirAsia Zest. There are also direct flights from Taipei, Taiwan via Philippine Airlines.