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Philippines

The Philippines is made up of literally hundreds of islands making it a the dream destination for a scuba diving holiday. Spanning some 1400 kilometers from point to point, Scuba Travel have carefully chosen a range of dive resorts across several islands. Each has their own corner in paradise and particular underwater attraction be that macro marvels or wreck diving. Try a Philippines resort holiday and experience the untouched dive sites for yourself, set against the lush tropical backdrop. The dive resorts are typically intimate with all the comforts and distractions that a resort holiday affords. And with the Philippine's famed reputation for friendly hospitality and a warm welcome, your Philippines resort really will become a home away from home.

Tear yourself away from the stunning setting and underwater awaits a macro wonderland. The marine life is quite unique in the Philippines and with the help of an eagle eyed dive guide, you will encounter some of the strangest and most uncommon beasties. Pygmy sea horses are a highlight and are often spotted hiding amongst the sea fans, tails curled tight. Frog fish litter the reef alongside other more usual camouflage fish. Mandarin fish are amongst the brightest, rainbow coloured occupants of the reef. Thanks to the plunging walls that surround the islands, larger fish can also be found. Deep water channels are used by migrating whalesharks and threshers are the star attraction at Malapascua alongside hammerheads. Wreck divers too will be enthralled with the seldom dived wrecks of the Japanese Imperial Fleet, sunk iaround Coron. Such unrivaled beauty should not be missed.

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£2495 inc. flights*
    

If I had to put a title on my vacation it would be Pampered in Paradise. Could not ask for more for a holiday of a lifetime.

 
Atlantis Azores - Philippines

Atlantis Azores - Philippines

The Azores liveaboard has been lovingly crafted by the one of the Philippines' most successful dive operations, Atlantis. Built in the USA to the highest international standard, Azores feels like your home away from home in the Philippines, making it THE liveaboard to be on. Pouring their unparall ...Read More

from £2995

 
Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort

Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort

A short drive from Manila and you can be in paradise. Aiyanar beach and dive resort is an undeniably stylish resort in the heart of Anilao, an upcoming macro mecca in the Philippines. Perched on the mountainside, Aiyanar's location is the perfect combination of world class diving and picture per ...Read More

from £2175 Based on 2 sharing, international flights, transfers, 7 nights full board & 3 boat dives/day

Kasai Village Dive Resort

Kasai Village Dive Resort

Kasai Village Dive resort and spa is nestled in one of Cebu's diving meccas - Moalboal. Pescador is only a short ride away. Dive over 30 sites with options for new divers through to technical divers. House reef and boat diving await and their are a range of action packed day trips for those dry d ...Read More

from £1735 Based on Pool Side Deluxe Room (full board) 7nights,transfers and 15 boat dives package

Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort

Malapascua Exotic Island Dive Resort

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

from £1345 Based on Deluxe Room (B&B) 7nights, transfers, 6 dive package

Atlantis Puerto Galera

Atlantis Puerto Galera

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. Along ...Read More

from £2295 7 nights FB, internal flights and unlimited scheduled boat dives

Atlantis Dumaguete

Atlantis Dumaguete

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 class ...Read More

from £2495 7 nights FB, internal flights, unlimited scheduled boat dives + 2 day Apo Island

Oasis Resort & Seaquest

Oasis Resort & Seaquest

Does your next scuba diving holiday deliver white sandy beaches and world class dive sites? Diving in Bohol certainly will! The Philippines are home to vibrant coral reefs and teeming fish life that rival just about anywhere else on the planet. And with Oasis resort and dive centre, now you too can ...Read More

from £1295 Based on deluxe Room ( 7nights, B&B), transfers, 10 dives package

Sangat Island Dive Resort

Sangat Island Dive Resort

If you want a secluded diving holiday in the Philippines that brings mind blowing wreck diving and sumptuous reef diving to your doorstep then look no further. The tiny island of Sangat lies on the north of Coron Bay in Palawan and is your gateway to a Philippines diving adventure like no other. For ...Read More

from £1795 Based on Hillside Cottages (7nights full board),transfers, 6 dive package

 
Atlantis Azores - Philippines

Atlantis Azores - Philippines

Save £1000 plus 2 free nights at Atlantis Dumaguete with diving! Nobody knows the exceptional reefs, walls and marine parks of the Southern Visayas quite like Atlantis Azores. Your trip starts on arrival in Manila where you will be met and taken to your hotel for the night (twin sh ...Read More

Now only
£2995
Start date
19 Nov 2015
10 Nights
Atlantis Azores - Philippines

Atlantis Azores - Philippines

Save £1000 plus 2 free nights at Atlantis Dumaguete with diving! Nobody knows the exceptional reefs, walls and marine parks of the Southern Visayas quite like Atlantis Azores. Your trip starts on arrival in Manila where you will be met and taken to your hotel for the night (twin sh ...Read More

Now only
£2995
Start date
03 Dec 2015
10 Nights

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.

Diving Highlights

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.

 
Photo fun in the Philippines

Photo fun in the Philippines

The Philippines is one of the hottest new destinations for underwater photographers. The diving is endlessly diverse with something for every photographer, especially in and around Moalboal where the Kasai Village resort and dive club are based. And with Duxy's guidance during your holiday, you wi ...Read More

from £2695

South Leyte

South Leyte

Scuba diving in the Philippines is becoming increasingly popular and with such a treasure trove beneath the seas, it is easy to see why. But with so many islands peppering the coastline, surely the only way to experience all that the Philippines has to offer scuba divers is from a liveaboard. Join ...Read More

from £2995

Southern Visayas

Southern Visayas

The Philippines are still undiscovered by most UK scuba divers and the myriad of islands make it ripe for liveaboard diving. From the decks of your Philippines liveaboard, you can explore a vast expanse of sea and island hop between the pristine, colourful reefs and diverse marine life. Any scuba ...Read More

from £3095

Tubbataha

Tubbataha

Do you want to escape from it all on your next scuba diving holiday? Then try Tubbataha on our stunning Philippines liveaboard. Tubbataha is a remote national park in the middle of the Sulu Sea with diving that is off the charts. This is a scuba diving holiday of pure escapism and breath taking m ...Read More

from £3795

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