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Diving in the Philippines

Explore diving in the Philippines

The Philippines has thousands of dive sites. Whatever your dive experience, you are sure to be spoilt for choice.

The Luzon region near Manila is the perfect place to begin your scuba adventure. With easy beach entries and plentiful macro life, thousands of divers use the area to get certified every year. For wreck diving, Subic Bay offers divers the chance to get up close and personal with sunken WWII warships. Soft coral, turtles, a plethora of fish species and sea snakes call the wrecks home.

In terms of marine life there are thresher sharks, whale sharks, schools of jacks, sardine balls and rays. The Philippines is the perfect destination for gaining and perfecting new scuba skills while enjoying a wide array of underwater life and an easy-going vacation above the water.

Dive sites and dive shops in the Philippines

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Common marine life sightings for Philippines

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Where to dive in the Philippines

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Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL, Manila), Clark International Airport (CRK, Manila), Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB, Cebu) and Kalibo International Airport (KLO, Boracay) are all well-connected by international flights originating in Europe, North America and Australia. Once in the country, visitors can use local ferries to travel locally. Cebu Pacific and AirAsia offer inter-island flights.

Time Zone
220 V
Bar (bar)
A, B, C
English, Filipino
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
International airports
Ninoy Aquino Intl (MNL)

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