Scuba diving the Philippines is a treat for experienced and new scuba divers alike.
The Philippines are situated in a special area of the world known as the “coral triangle,” which spans the countries of Indonesia, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea. These areas have been heralded as the most biologically diverse waters on earth, as there are more species of coral and fish living within the “coral triangle” than in other place on earth. The Phillippines is right in the middle of this, making it an incredible scuba diving destination every scuba diver should experience at least once!
The Philippines is a large country comprised of over 7,000 picturesque islands and has many different regions, making it a prime destination for live-aboard scuba diving trips. Tubbataha, Cebu, Moalboal (Cebu), Dumaguete (Apo Island), and Bohol are the some of the more visited regions that have put the Philippines on the scuba diving map.
To learn more about the different diving regions in the Philippines, click on one of the locations below.
Cebu (Mactan Island & Moalboal)
Kasai Village Beach Resort (Moalboal, Cebu)
|Kasai Village Beach Resort is located close to the fishing village of Moalboal. The waters around Moalboal are teeming with rich soft coral walls and a level of biodiversity that rivals any other destination in Asia, making it a wonderful scuba dive resort choice if you are planning to scuba dive the Philippines. The resort itself is a fantastic place to call home when scuba diving the Phillipines.
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Shangri-La (Mactan Island, Cebu)
|Located just 15 minutes from the Cebu International Airport, this 5-star all-inclusive scuba dive resort is perfect for families and divers alike. Scotty’s Dive Center is the on-site scuba dive operation and is all about providing the best in customer service. The Shangri-La Marine Sactuary is located just off the hotel pier and offers some of the best scuba diving in the Philippines – right at your doorstep!
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Plantation Bay Resort & Spa (Cebu)
|Situated on over 21 acres of land, Plantation Bay is in a class of its own. The resort is located 30 miles from the Cebu Airport and is home to one of the largest individually owned waterways in the world. The scuba diving from the resort is some of the best scuba diving in the Philippines, complete with walls, reefs, and underwater caverns full of tropical fish and brilliant soft corals. Plantation Bay is truly the ultimate Philippines scuba diving resort experience.|
Atlantis Resort (Dumaguete)
|Just a 20-minute drive from the local airport, on a long peaceful stretch of beach, lies the lush and luxurious Atlantis Dive Resort in the Dumaguete, Philippines. Surrounded by an amazing tropical garden with some of the rarest plants to be found in the Philippines, The Atlantis is just a short trip to some of the most renowned dive sites in the Philippines and all of Asia – Apo Island, Balicasag reef, and of course, the local Dauin Marine Sanctuaries. This is what diving in Asia, and scuba diving the Philippines especially, is all about.|
Pura Vida Resort (Dumaguete)
|Pura Vida Beach & Dive Resort was built by scuba divers, for scuba divers. The all-inclusive scuba diving resort has a real tropical atmosphere with lots of coconut palm trees throughout the lush Philippines property. Not far from the resort is Apo Island, home to some of the best scuba diving in the Philippines. Pura Vida is a very spacious, well-designed resort that welcomes scuba divers of all experience levels and preferences – they want to share the wonder and beauty of scuba diving the Philippines with you!|
Ananyana Beach Resort & Spa (Bohol)
|Located west of Bohol, Ananyana has direct access to the pure white sands of Doljo Beach, Philippines. A dream atmosphere radiates from the luxuriant, tropical garden that surrounds the all-inclusive scuba dive resort in the Philippines. Individuality is also a characteristic of the Ananyana Dive Center, and there are scuba diving packages to appeal to almost every scuba diver imaginable. This first-class scuba diving operation guarantees flexibility, ideal service, and the highest quality scuba diving resort service possible.|
Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa (Bohol)
|This luxury 5-star all-inclusive scuba dive resort is located on 49 acres of sprawling grounds of Panglao Island, Philippines. The well-appointed scuba dive resort villas allow you to scuba dive in the best areas of Bohol without sacrificing luxury. Each of the detached villas welcomes guests with all the comforts of a warm Filipino home, enhanced by all the expected pleasures and accommodations.|
Alona Palm Beach Resort (Bohol)
|Alona Palm Resort is a luxurious beach resort located on the island of Panglao and on Alona Beach in the Philippines. The all-inclusive scuba dive resort is perched on a slightly elevated area in the middle of a tropical garden that is spacious, tranquil and quiet. A 200-foot wide coconut palm grove divides the 12 luxury villas from the white sand beach, giving you privacy, luxury and beauty while scuba diving the Philippines.|
Balicasag Island Dive Resort (Balicasag)
|The low, flat island of Balicasag is only 2.5 miles to the southwest of Duljo Point off Panglao Reef in the Philippines. Surrounded by a sandy shell coraline beach, the island is fringed by a narrow shallow reef shelf. A thriving fishing community is found just off the cliff face, making it a prime Philippines scuba diving destination for all levels of divers. The resort boasts 10 native-inspired and air conditioned cottages where guests can enjoy spectacular views of the sea.|
El Galleon Beach Resort (Puerto Galera)
|Located on the small beach of Lalaguna, El Galleon’s cottages afford the peace and tranquility of private rooms nestled amongst palm trees, with the crystal clear waters of the Philippine Sea only a stones throw away. Asia Divers, the in-house, full-service scuba dive operator, offers one of the most complete diver training programs in Puerto Galera, Philippines. You can feel at ease putting all your scuba diving needs in their expert hands, so you can enjoy all that scuba diving the Philippines has to offer!|
Atlantis Resort (Puerto Galera)
|At the heart of Oriental Mindoro, on the Puerto Galera peninsula, you will find Atlantis – the area’s premier all-inclusive scuba dive resort and scuba dive center. Atlantis Resort sits right in the center of Puerto Galerna’s world-class scuba diving, boasting stunning scenery that keeps visitors coming back year after year. The ultimate in Philippines scuba diving luxury and excitement!|
Philippine Siren Live-Aboard
|Enjoy a dive experience like no other aboard the S/Y Philippine Siren, a traditional ‘gaft rigged Phinisi’, handcrafted from ironwood and teak on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi. Built specifically for divers, by divers, this exquisitely beautiful 40 meter craft welcomes up to 16 guests per trip, ensuring space and comfort for all.
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