Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Holidays in the Philippines
Suitable for singles, couple and families of all diving and snorkelling abilities
The Philippines, an archipelago of 7,107 islands, boasts over 27,000 square kilometres of coral reefs. There are over 1,000 species of marine life, 800 coral types and 25 shipwrecks to look forward to.
Located east of Borneo and at the apex of the Coral Triangle, the Philippines has great diving for all experience levels, and the opportunity to see a variety of marine life from the giant Whale Shark to the tiny Pygmy Seahorse and everything in between.
As there is suck a varety, it's a good idea, and entirely achievable, to visit two ir three of the main locations to get a real taste of what this welcoming and beautful county has to offer.
- Malapascua Island is unmissable; world-famous for its Thresher Sharks and Marine Rays
- Balicasag Island, from Alona Beach in the south of the province, boasts world class wall dives, schools of Barracuda and Jacks, and plenty of turtles
- Apo Island, from Negros, offers more beautiful coral reefsand dense marine life, with the opportunity to spot White Tip Sharks sleeping in their cave
- Turtles, Reef Sharks, Barracuda, Moray Eels and a host of marine life and macro critters can be discovered throughout the dive sites in Cebu, and you may even spot the occasional Manta Ray or Whale Shark paying a visit.
- Time: GMT +8hrs
- Flying Time: 14-18hrs (twin center recommended)
- Language: Filipino, English and Spanish are widely spoken
- Climate: The Philippines have a tropical, hot and humid climate. From March to May is the dry season, the rainy season is June to November and the cool dry season runs November to April. July to October experience heavy rainfall and storms.
- Currency: Philippine Peso £1 = 60 PHP
- Visa Requirements: A 21-day holiday visa is granted on entry into the country for most EU passport holders