Diving in Philippines
Welcome to Philippines Diving Guide. We offer great diving tips, in-depth information on places to dive, dive stores, accommodations and more. Stay tune, as this page is constantly being updated.
The Philippines with one of the most productive marine ecosystem, is one of the leading dive destinations of the world. With over 7000 islands, you will be spoilt of choices for dive destinations.
For sheer beauty, the Puerto Galera is a magical spot – declared a marine reserve in 2006. Perhaps the best known diving spot in Puerto Galera is Canyons where the strong currents will give you an exhilarating ride and the diversity of the marine ecosystem at Verde Island here makes it an ideal location for underwater explorations.
Giant gorgonian @ Cebu: Alfonsator
Best Time to Dive
Although it is possible to enjoy diving all year round in Philippines due to the sheer amount of dive destinations scattered across the country, however the best time to dive is between November to April (late June to early October is the monsoon season).
Dive centers in Philippines are well equipped and are certified by relevant agencies for maintaining their standards of safety and professionalism. Scuba diving courses endorsed by certifying agencies like PADI, NAUI, SSI and BSAC. Some of the courses available include the initial ‘Open Water Course’, ‘Diving Instructor Course’ or even a ‘Re-breather Course’. Upon completion of your scuba course you can be outfitted with the latest scuba equipment of most international brands available from dive centers in Philippines.
Almost all the islands in Philippines cater for divers of all levels of experience – be it easy shore diving to advance wreck diving or technical diving. Operators engaged with technical diving are well equipped with portable emergency oxygen kits, special tank refilling equipment and other necessary facilities.
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