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Sitting in the Coral Triangle, the Philippines is home to more than 500 species of hard and soft coral, a colourful variety of fish and some of the biggest marine mammals. Find your next underwater adventure below!

Explore Philippines Dive Locations

Click on the pins to explore the Philippines’ major dive destinations and start planning your perfect trip.

The Philippines is an archipelago located in the heart of the coral triangle and is home to biologically diverse marine and aquatic resources. With more than 500 species of hard and soft coral, a colourful variety of fish and some of the biggest marine mammals – the Philippines represents one of Asia’s richest marine eco-systems.

Attesting to its underwater beauty, the Philippines has won back-to-back as the World’s Leading Dive Destination in the World Travel Awards in 2019 and 2020.

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Moalboal, Cebu
Unnamed Road, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

Experience the legendary sardine run; a vast swarm of up to seven million fish. Off Moalboal, divers are offered diverse sites with huge schools of fish swimming against backdrops of seawalls, canyons, and caves.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Palawan
Tubbataha Reef, Cagayancillo, Philippines

Located in Palawan, this UNESCO natural World Heritage site has been named one of the world’s best dive sites by CNN Travel. Mainly accessible through Liveaboard dive, discover reef sharks, green sea turtles, and manta rays while being surrounded by colourful soft coral.

Bicol
Bicol, Philippines

Get up close and personal with our gentle giants of the ocean in Bicol. This ethical Butanding diving location gives you the opportunity to swim with the world’s largest fish. Just a short distance from Donsol is Ticao Island, the perfect spot to swim with manta rays.

Coron Bay, Palawan
Coron Bay, Philippines

A must-see for all wreck-diving enthusiasts. Once a harbour for Japanese ships in World War II, Coron’s waters are now home to the best-preserved wrecks consisting of 11-gun boats, cargo and supply vessels which sunk during an air attack.

Anilao, Batangas
Anilao, Lipa, Batangas, Philippines

For those who love to capture the underwater world, Anilao is a must visit for one of the world’s best macro diving experiences. With its superb visibility and rich marine diversity, you are guaranteed to get that ‘perfect shot’.

Puerto Galera, Mindoro
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Mindoro is home to the second-largest connecting coral reef in the world and with its tropical climate, is perfect for year-round diving. There is something for all abilities: easy shore dives, deep drifts, and wrecks. 

Malapascua, Cebu
Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Philippines

Thresher sharks are Malapascua’s most famous diving attraction, but this tiny island in the Philippines has excellent macro and some good wide-angle dives too.

Apo Island, Dumaguete
Apo Island, Dauin, Philippines

The reefs of Apo Island are the perfect diving destination for divers who like to mix it up. Experience lush seascapes of hard and soft coral, big fish encounters, and more.

Subic Bay, Luzon
Subic Bay, Philippines

For those interested in wreck diving, Subic Bay is one to add to the list. Once home to the US Naval Forces in the Pacific, this is now a hotspot for its collection of ship and aircraft wrecks.

Apo Reef, Occidental Mindoro
Apo Island, Sablayan, Philippines

Scale underwater mountains and walls at Apo Reef – the Philippines’ largest reef system. Highlights include; an advanced sea mountain dive, Ego Wall and Shark Ridge.

Bohol
Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines

Explore a 400 metre Marine Sanctuary of healthy corals and the opportunity to swim with plenty of underwater visitors such as Hammerhead Sharks and sometimes Whale Sharks at Balicasag Island.

Also in Bohol, visit Anda – suitable for beginners to advanced divers, this hidden gem is home to large coral gardens with many species of marine life such as turtles, octopi, rays, sharks and more.

Sogod Bay, Leyte
Sogod Bay, Philippines

Sogod Bay enjoys some of the highest diversity of marine life seen anywhere in the world. A remote location with extensive protected marine park areas means this destination is growing in popularity with divers around the world.

Siquijor Island
Siquijor, Philippines

Siquijor is a true underwater photographer’s paradise, from colourful wide-angle scenes, to tight macro shots. It is also known for its multiple marine sanctuaries, most of which are accessible from the shore. This means that the dives here are very relaxed.

Explore Philippines’ best dive locations

Click on the map pins to explore the Philippines and start planning your dream trip.

Title Address Description
Moalboal, Cebu
Unnamed Road, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines

Experience the legendary sardine run; a vast swarm of up to seven million fish. Off Moalboal, divers are offered diverse sites with huge schools of fish swimming against backdrops of seawalls, canyons, and caves.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Palawan
Tubbataha Reef, Cagayancillo, Philippines

Located in Palawan, this UNESCO natural World Heritage site has been named one of the world’s best dive sites by CNN Travel. Mainly accessible through Liveaboard dive, discover reef sharks, green sea turtles, and manta rays while being surrounded by colourful soft coral.

Bicol
Bicol, Philippines

Get up close and personal with our gentle giants of the ocean in Bicol. This ethical Butanding diving location gives you the opportunity to swim with the world’s largest fish. Just a short distance from Donsol is Ticao Island, the perfect spot to swim with manta rays.

Coron Bay, Palawan
Coron Bay, Philippines

A must-see for all wreck-diving enthusiasts. Once a harbour for Japanese ships in World War II, Coron’s waters are now home to the best-preserved wrecks consisting of 11-gun boats, cargo and supply vessels which sunk during an air attack.

Anilao, Batangas
Anilao, Lipa, Batangas, Philippines

For those who love to capture the underwater world, Anilao is a must visit for one of the world’s best macro diving experiences. With its superb visibility and rich marine diversity, you are guaranteed to get that ‘perfect shot’.

Puerto Galera, Mindoro
Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines

Mindoro is home to the second-largest connecting coral reef in the world and with its tropical climate, is perfect for year-round diving. There is something for all abilities: easy shore dives, deep drifts, and wrecks. 

Malapascua, Cebu
Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Philippines

Thresher sharks are Malapascua’s most famous diving attraction, but this tiny island in the Philippines has excellent macro and some good wide-angle dives too.

Apo Island, Dumaguete
Apo Island, Dauin, Philippines

The reefs of Apo Island are the perfect diving destination for divers who like to mix it up. Experience lush seascapes of hard and soft coral, big fish encounters, and more.

Subic Bay, Luzon
Subic Bay, Philippines

For those interested in wreck diving, Subic Bay is one to add to the list. Once home to the US Naval Forces in the Pacific, this is now a hotspot for its collection of ship and aircraft wrecks.

Apo Reef, Occidental Mindoro
Apo Island, Sablayan, Philippines

Scale underwater mountains and walls at Apo Reef – the Philippines’ largest reef system. Highlights include; an advanced sea mountain dive, Ego Wall and Shark Ridge.

Bohol
Balicasag Island, Bohol, Philippines

Explore a 400 metre Marine Sanctuary of healthy corals and the opportunity to swim with plenty of underwater visitors such as Hammerhead Sharks and sometimes Whale Sharks at Balicasag Island.

Also in Bohol, visit Anda – suitable for beginners to advanced divers, this hidden gem is home to large coral gardens with many species of marine life such as turtles, octopi, rays, sharks and more.

Sogod Bay, Leyte
Sogod Bay, Philippines

Sogod Bay enjoys some of the highest diversity of marine life seen anywhere in the world. A remote location with extensive protected marine park areas means this destination is growing in popularity with divers around the world.

Siquijor Island
Siquijor, Philippines

Siquijor is a true underwater photographer’s paradise, from colourful wide-angle scenes, to tight macro shots. It is also known for its multiple marine sanctuaries, most of which are accessible from the shore. This means that the dives here are very relaxed.

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