Diving

Best time for diving in The Philippines

Diving is possible year round in The Philippines, but there are some factors to take into account to decide when to go diving.

The tropical climate of The Philippines assures warm water throughout the year.  Water temperatures are coolest in the beginning of the year and can go down to a still comfortable 25°C / 77°F.  During these months however you might need a full 3 mm wetsuit for longer dives.

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Courses

PadiThe full range of diving courses are offered by accredited PADI and DSAT dive centers. From entry level training (Open Water diver) up to Dive Master courses are available in all of the major beach destinations. Cheapest open water course can be found in Bohol or Puerto Galera and cost around 350 USD.

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Marine life

The Philippine archipelago is located in the coral Triangle. A triangular shaped area locked between Papua New Guinea and the Sula and Celebes seas,  with the world’s highest Marine species diversity.

Coral Triangle

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Diving in The Philippines

The Philippine waters provide a wonderful diversity of marine life and coral reefs. Numerous shipwrecks lie beneath the seawater and are a habitat for a variety of corals and sea creatures. Readers of scuba diving magazine voted for The Philippines as one of the best destination for macro life hunting in the Pacific Region. Encounters with larger marine life are not that common and most likely around Apo Island, Tubbataha and Bancoran in the Sulu sea.

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