Diving in the Philippines is diverse and its value for money is one of the best in the world.
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In general there is good visibility and a pleasant water temperature. Dive from hotel in the Visayas Philippines offers a great variety of dives, from the reefs of Moalboal and the “sardine run” of Isla Pescador to the spectacular dives with the thresher shark in Malapascua Island. Visit our Blog if you want to know more about diving in the Visayas.
The Philippines is an archipelago with more than 7,000 islands, many of them still unexplored. It is a fantastic country for diving, in its waters we find more than 25 kms of reefs, where 577 species of live coral and more than 952 species of fish, in addition to a great variety of sharks, including the whale and also giant Manta Ray. For the lovers of the “macro” photo and the “muck diving” the Philippines is also, an ideal destination. We can dive in one of the three unique diving areas of the entire planet declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Tubbataha Marine Park. For lovers of wreck diving, the Philippines is also a paradise, with entire Japanese fleets drowned during the Second World War.
The temperature of the water goes between 25º and 31º and a visibility of between 10 and 30 meters make the dives very pleasant. We can enjoy all year-round excellent conditions for diving except the end of summer, a time when typhoons usually enter and rains a lot.
Out of the water, we find breathtaking landscapes with plenty of rice terraces in the northern part of the Philippines, where primitive tribes still live. Also wonders like the world’s longest navigable underground river 8 kms long that we can see in Puerto Princesa, located in the island of Palawan. It is declared one of the seven natural wonders of the planet. We cannot miss visiting the island of Bohol in the South, with its chocolate mountains, one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Philippines. Here is also the habitat of the smallest primate on the planet. The Spanish past of the Philippines has left among other things an excellent colonial architecture as well as beautiful churches and ancient missions. The Philippines has islands with the most beautiful beaches in the world, in many cases still not massified by tourism.
The cuisine in the Philippines is very rich depending on the area, but as a Southeast Asian country, there are always rice and vegetables. Fish and pork often complete the diet and their fruits are very appreciated.