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Diving in the Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands, covering a land area of 115,739 sq. m. (299,764 sq. km.), and has the longest discontinuous coastline in the world ¨C comparatively, twice the length of that of the United States. Located between latitude 21 degrees and 5 degrees north of the equator and longitudes 16 degrees and 127 degrees east of the Greenwich Meridian line, roughly between Taiwan and Borneo. The three main island groups are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

A tropical country due to its location, the local climate is divided into three main seasons, which are the hot, rainy and cold. The average yearly temperature is around 26.5 °C (79.7 °F), and humidity is about 77%.

The Philippines is blessed with all the right combination of archipelagic location, magnificent coastline, and tropical climate making it a perfect diving destination in Asia. All the dive sites along the three main islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are premiere destinations for scuba divers and marine sports enthusiasts.

Scuba Diving, Wreck Diving and Snorkeling are just some of the most popular water sports one can do all over Asia's Diving Capital.

   

Sogod Scuba Diver

Dumaguete Underwater Shot

   
Famous Dive Sites:

LA UNION; SUBIC BAY; ANILAO (Batangas); DONSOL BAY (Bicol); and PUERTO GALERA (Oriental Mindoro) all of these dive sites can be found in the largest island of the Philippine archipelago LUZON.

In the VISAYAS ?dive site include SOGOD BAY (Leyte), MALAPASCUA, MACTAN ISLAND & CEBU CITY, OLANGO ISLAND, and MOALBOAL all in Cebu, BALICASAG & CABILAO Islands in Bohol. BORACAY ISLAND, and DUMAGUETE.

Dive sites in MINDANAO include CAMIGUIN ISLAND off the coast of Misamis Oriental, DAVAO, TUBBATAHA REEF NATIONAL PARK in the middle of Sulu Sea and the last frontier PALAWAN ISLAND.