The Philippines, located in the Coral Triangle, is undoubtedly the ideal place for novice divers to
experienced divers due to the wide variety of dive sites or areas where you can go diving at its 7,107 islands surrounded by fantastic tropical waters, with pleasant temperatures (between 25 and
32 ° C temperature inside and outside the water throughout the year), and the great knowledge and experience of its people about its waters, flora and fauna. You can even take courses from
beginners to advanced of international recognition at the best prices with professional instructors, dive masters and dive guides.
There are a variety of marine species (over 21,000) from crustaceans, echinoderms and tropical fish, some of them classified as rare or very rare, from the smallest pigmy horse to the largest whale sharks in the world (in the right season there are over 50 with a 12-18 meters long and 15 tons in Donsol, Sorsogon, Philippines), not forgetting turtles, rays, mantas, moray eels, barracudas, octopuses, snakes, groupers, mackerels, tunas, lyon fishes, surgeon fishes, parrot fishes, clown fishes or sweet lips fishes to name a few and several types of sharks, dolphins, whales, etc.. In the Philippines there are about 12,000 species of mollusks, including gloriamaris cones (Glory of the Sea) the most rare and expensive in the world, 5 of the 8 species of sea turtles in the world (Green Turtle, Hawkbill, Leatherback, Olive Ridley, Loggerhead and) and 7 of the 8 known species of clams are found in these waters. The second deepest point in the world it is also found in the Philippines with 10,497 meters depth.
Spectacular dives with outstanding underwater visibility to large depths, caves, wrecks (more than 25 Japanese, Spanish or Chinese sunken ships), underground rivers and the world's largest marine biodiversity expects the visitor. The variety of large reefs (more than 34,000 km2 of coral reefs, some since the ice age) that have more than 500 species of soft and hard corals are truly amazing (in the Caribbean for example there are only about 60 species).
Slopes right off the coast, a short distance offshore, individual or group trips, up to 4-5 dives a day including night dives, all with the comfort of natives but modern resorts or from live aboard cruises, always with the common characteristics of helpful friendliness of its people, its long white sandy beaches and really clear waters ...
You can also enjoy cultural tourism, colonial adventure or relaxation, also an ideal destination for shopping in the cheapest country in Asia, held weddings, honeymoons, baptisms under water or just spend a Christmas or Easter holiday on a paradise beach, lying under a coconut tree with a fantastic sun at 30 degrees ... Obviously, the Philippines is the Asia’s capital of the beaches, with more than 7,107 islands and a coastline twice the length in the United States of America. It is also home of Boracay Island, whose four miles of white sand have made it recognized as the "finest beach in the world."
You can also snorkel on crystal clear waters rich with the gentle whale sharks, fish feeding, travel the longest navigable underground river in the world (more than 8.2 km) in Palawan, climb up some of 1,268 "Chocolate Hills" in perfect cone shape, or visit the Banaue Rice Terraces, Eighth Wonder of the World (sculpted from high ranges over 2,000 years), see the mummies of 500 years old in Kabayan, see the Pinatubo volcano which covered over 400 km2 in area with lava and ash (including entire villages), the Taal volcano, the smallest of the world or see the Philippine Eagle, the 2nd largest bird in the world after the American Condor...
More than 100 scientists declared the Philippines the world center of marine biodiversity repeatedly, beating Australia, due to its immense variety of species marine and coastal resources, according to the World Bank.
UNESCO declared the island of Palawan in the Philippines World Human Asset, marine sanctuary in December 1993.
Jacques Cousteau said after their dives in the Philippines "is the most beautiful place I've ever explored."
Philippines and Palau have been ranked among the best 3 diving places in the world in the 2012 & 2013 Marine Dive Show in Japan!
The magazine Action Asia Adventure Travel Guide says "The Philippines is to scuba divers what Switzerland is to skiers, Hawaii to surfers and Nepal to climbers' that is why divers visiting these waters, return an average of 10 times each.
Magnificent photography’s of the sea bed of Anilao in the Philippines, won the International Award for the 27th World Festival of Underwater Images of 2,000 in France.
The world's largest pearl was discovered in the Philippines in 1934 "Pearl of Lao-Tzu", with weighing 14 pounds and measuring 9 1/2 inches long and 5 1/2 in diameter (the valued at over U.S. $ 42 million and is estimated to have about 600 years).
Do not wait any longer and come to see it by yourself !