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Explore beaches, culture and dramatic landscapes, and dive the Philippines exciting reefs and wrecks, with rare sharks, turtles, muck critters and more!

Diving Highlights

  • Unforgettable encounters with rare thresher sharks at Malapascua
  • Explore pristine reefs in search of sharks and rays in Tubbataha
  • Discover the epic wrecks and stunning landscapes of pristine Palawan
  • Rare macro critter hunting in Dumaguete and thriving reefs at Apo Island
  • Experience Moalboal’s incredible sardine run right off the beach!

The Philippines is a melting pot of breathtaking landscapes, rich marine life, emerald rice terraces, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, and smiling, friendly people. With a unique cultural heritage, experiences here are a world apart from the rest of Southeast Asia and the country is perfect for divers, sun-worshippers and adrenaline junkies alike. With over 7,000 islands to explore, it’s no wonder visitors keep coming back time and time again.

Destinations in the Philippines

  • Luzon
  • Mindoro and Masbate
  • Cebu and Visayas
  • Palawan
  • Mindanao

Top Philippines experiences

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Year round

Dive with thresher sharks at Malapascua

Reliable encounters with rare thresher sharks make this beautiful island a magnet for divers seeking unparalleled shark action.

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March to June

Explore Tubbataha's pristine reefs

Tubbbataha’s pristine reefs and exceptional marine life - including big sharks - make this destination one of the best in the world for exploratory liveaboard trips.

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October to June

Muck dive in Dumaguete

Dive the muck diving haven of the Dauin coast , then explore nearby Apo Island with its impressive corals and turtles.

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December to April

Explore the wrecks and islands of Palawan

Explore El Nido’s untouched paradise of dramatic islands, underground rivers and caves then dive the reefs and wrecks of Coron

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November to April

Dive Asia's sardine run at Moalboal

Dive Asia’s very own version of the famous ‘Sardine Run’ right off the beach! Swim among masses of sardines that block out the sun.

Philippines' dive seasons

The Philippines’ tropical climate means that average temperatures vary little throughout the year. It is hot with a chance of rain, no matter the season, and diving is great year-round thanks to invitingly-warm waters.

November to May - the dry season

The best time to visit the Philippines is during the cooler dry season – December through February – with its warm day time temperatures and cooler evenings. There’s much less rain, sunny skies and dive conditions are often ideal with calm seas. Water temperatures are slightly cooler, ranging from 26°C to 28°C, so divers should go for a thicker wetsuit. The hottest and driest time of the year is from March to May with highs of 34°C and over, which makes for a great diving, beach or pool day. The entire dry season from December to April is the high tourist season, so book well in advance to guarantee availability!

June to October - the wet season

The wet season starts in June and continues until October. If you don’t mind a bit of rain between sunshine, this season is still a great time for a holiday. Water temperatures are much warmer at around 29°C to 31°C, and even the most popular dive sites will be quieter during the low tourist season. Weather can be unpredictable though, and storms and strong winds can occur. However, on the plus side, you can find great deals on flights, accommodation and diving. Note that the typhoon season generally starts in September and lasts until October.

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