Where To Go Diving in The Philippines
Diving holidays can be a great way to spend quality time with your loved ones – discover the beauty of the underwater world or simply enjoy a new activity together. With more than 7,000 islands and rich species of marine life, Philippines is an excellent destination for a diving holiday. Swim with the fishes, groupers, coral reefs or relax by the stunning beaches while soaking up the sun. In this article, we feature several gorgeous diving spots in Philippines for your diving holiday.
This world-class diving site is one of Cebu’s treasured jewels. Travellers heading for a diving holiday to Moalboal in Cebu will find stunning mountain sites. Travellers will love the rich marine sanctuaries of Moalboal as well as the native Cebuano delicacies offered in restaurants there. Moalboal is also a tourist friendly destination as it caters to the those seeking a diving holiday there; it offers services such as boat and diving equipment rentals and tours. Lastly, what makes Moalboal a popular destination for travellers who want a diving component in their holiday, are the all-inclusive resorts in the area.
Coron Bay, Palawan
Most famous for wreck diving, Coron Bay in Palawan is one of the most popular diving spots in Philippines. Travellers going on a diving trip to Coron Bay will get to explore the many historic sunken ships such as the Olympia Maru Wreck, Irako Wreck and Kagyu Maru Wreck, all of which can be seen with great clarity due to Coron Bay’s transparent waters.
Only 2 and half hours drive away from Philippine’s capital of Manila, Anilao is a popular destination for short getaways and weekend diving trips. Travellers on diving holidays to Anilao will find great visibility and ample opportunities for photography in the coral slopes and shallow gardens amidst sandy patches. Travellers on diving holidays can also find wonderful dive sites near the islands of Sombrero and Maricaban, both of which are a short boat trip from Anilao. Should you dive up north of Anilao, you will find the peaceful town of Nasugbu where diving is also excellent there.
Puerto Galera, Mindoro
Puerto Galera in Mindoro, Philippines is a designated Man and Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO in 1973, making it a protected area and marine sanctuary. This popular diving destination is located an estimated 3 hours from Manila. Travellers can enjoy their diving holidays at the 2 famous beaches; Sabang and White beach, as well as swim amongst more than 3,000 species of fish and explore the diverse variety of dive site and wrecks.
The waters of Balicasag in Bohol is brimming with schools of tuna, snappers and many other species of reef fish, as well hard and soft coral. Divers will also be able to spot dolphins and pilot whales from a distance. Travellers will love the many sandy white beaches and the enjoy plenty of diving opportunities. Also, Panglao Island is a great diving site for divers of all experience levels and the waters there are crytal clear, offering a near 100 feet visibility for divers
Where would you go for a diving holiday in Philippines?
With more than 7,000 islands, one can never run out of diving spots in Philippines. What are some of the diving spots that you’ve visited in Philippines? Do you have any others to suggest? Share with us your favourite diving spots in Philippines in our forum. TakeMeToTravel Forum – Diving Holiday in Philippines
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