The Philippines are an archipelago of over 7,000 island located between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea. The islands are within the area dubbed the Coral Triangle, considered to be the world’s most biodiverse marine environment. This area is home to over 500 species of coral and 3,000 species of fish. The diving can vary by itinerary but many of the sites are in areas with currents bringing in nutrient rich waters.
In Tubbataha you have the opportunity for big creature diving and the chance to see whale sharks, manta rays, hammerheads and large schools of trevallies and jacks.
The Visayas and Bohol itinerary takes in Moalboal with its steep walls, numerous fish species, reef sharks and macro-life, Pescador’s protected marine park with caverns, tunnels and swim-thrus, Sumilon or Cebu Island’s marine sanctuary, Apo Island reputed to be one of the best coral reef dives, Balicasag known for sardine balls and manta rays and Cabilao Island with its very steep coral reef.
Malapascua and Leyte trips showcase Monad Shoal and sure to please with thresher shark sightings, Gato Island a sea snake sanctuary with schools of fish, Leyte’s Sogod Bay with astounding corals and whale sharks and Panoan Island with black corals, deep canyons and steep walls plus whale sharks and rays. Contact us and we would be happy to share additional information.