Best Diving Spots in the Philippines

Where to Dive in the Philippines - Diving Spots

There are many natural attractions in the Philippines. This archipelago of more than seven thousand islands has natural beaches, coral reefs, towns known for their culture and many opportunities for diving.


Boracay is one of the most famous destinations in the country. There are many diving clubs along the four kilometers of white sands that constitute the coast. This is the ideal location for beginners. After a dive head towards the many volcanic caves and relax in a clear lagoon. In the afternoon, take one of the boat tours in order to enjoy the sun set.


This destination is not only known for its diving sites. Make sure to book your hotel on the beach in advance in order to enjoy the sights of the towns, explore the traditional markets and spend a couple of days exploring the jungle. After that head to one of the many white sand beaches in order to relax. There are many diving locations in this region, including Panglao Island, famous for its schools of colourful fish.

Where to Dive in the Philippines - Diving Spots


Another popular destination for divers and non-divers. Explore the coast of Cebu, known for its pristine beaches, diving sites and traditional towns filled with backpackers who have just arrived to explore the Philippines. Book a beach hotel and spend at least a week exploring the many attractions the island has to offer. Take a boat to Mactan Island, located close to Cebu City, in order to see turtles and colourful reefs.


Head to Malapascua if you want to dive amongst manta rays and whitetip sharks, and some parts are teeming with thresher sharks, barracudas and lion fish. The average depth is between 5 and 35 meters, making it ideal for beginners and advances divers alike. Apart from diving, do not miss the traditional fishing villages and the white sand beaches.

Where to Dive in the Philippines - Diving Spots


Located in the south-west of the archipelago, Palawan is another popular destination. This exotic place has many caves, coves and natural reefs waiting to be explored. The Calamian Islands are worth a visit no matter how many dives have you experiences before. Explore the coral reefs and the geothermal lake, and if you are an advanced diver, do not miss wreck dives.

Puerto Galera

Known for its strong currents, this place is ideal for more experienced divers. Schools of emperor fish, eagle rays and snappers make this place one of the most popular diving destinations. The depth varies between five and forty meters, meaning that there are dives adapted for novice divers and dives for those with more experience. You can dive to see several shipwrecks, and snorkel is another popular activity on the island. Relax on Sabang Beach and White Beach before partying the night away in one of the nearby resorts.

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