The numerous islands of
the Philippines are home to several popular
diving areas. Batangas, near Manila, has
been a favorite for many years. The amazing
and colorful little invertebrates here make
Batangas a great area for macro photography.
Farther south, out in
the Sulu Sea, the Tubbataha Reefs are a
protected marine park. This area offers
live-aboard diving onlyand even then,
only during the period from March to June.
But, during those periods, you will find
excellent coral reef diving with a wealth
Moving east from Tubbataha,
a hotbed for Philippine diving is located around
t he islands of Negros, Cebu and Bohol. The dive
operators in this area are experienced and will
show you a world of small critters, plus occasional
meetings with Hammerhead and Whale Sharks. The
protected reef of Apo Island is also a highlight.