Water temperature does not drop much in the Philippines, ranging from 25 - 28 degrees. Officially there are 2 main seasons in the Philippines - the dry season (October - June) and the wet season (July - September). However, this is a long island chain so it is difficult to generalise - some diving areas will be more sheltered than others. The area around Cebu normally receives less rain than average, even during the wet season.
The reefs in the Philippines are in top condition which in turn means there is a lot of marine life to find. The Philippines has awesome pristine walls, muck diving and you can even find pelagics and world class wrecks!
- Schooling barracuda, trevallies & snapper
- Famous Dauin Marine Sanctuaries
- Sardine bait ball at Pescador
- Muck diving in Puerto Galera
- 2nd World War Wrecks - Japanese Imperial Fleet at Coron
- Thesher sharks at Malapascua
- Giant frog fish
- Pygmy seahorses
- Mandarin fish
Top Dive Sites to visit: Pescador island, Catherdal Cave, Kasai Village house reef, Monad Shoal, Irako Maru, Okikawa Maru, Siquilor, Apo Island, Sumilon
Scuba Travel Tips
Many resorts are accessible from Manila so it is easy to visit more than 1 location in a single holiday! You will need a small amount of Philippino Peso for your departure tax (appprox 750PHP) and for excess baggage where needed on internal flights.
A short flight from Manila and you can be diving in the heart of the Philippines with one of the Philippines' premier dive centres, Atlantis Dumaguete. Explore some of South East Asia's most famous dive sites... Apo Island, Siquijor and the Dauin Marine Sanctuaries are just some of the world cla...read more here
Atlantis are one of the Philippines' premier diving operators and with this incredible team, your dream diving holiday in Puerto Galera is only a phone call away. Puerto Galera is your gateway to the myriad of dive sites in what is a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the heart of the Philippines. Al...read more here
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Malapascua Island has an impressive reputation for such a small location. Tucked away on the northern most point of Cebu itself, the endless white beaches and lush tropical groves of Malapascua are only a short 30 minute boat ride from Maya jetty, which itself is about 3 1/2 hours from the internati...read more here
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