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15 locations rich in marine life to discover…

Marine life

Philippines has a wealth of marine life to discover but here are the most popular animal species and marine life events. Let us know the ones you would particularly like to see…

Dive trips

10 trips available. All our trip ideas are offered to inspire you, but our strength is in tailoring your itinerary.

Dumaguete Dive Festival

Join photographer and marine biologist Dr Richard Smith on this expert led adventure and discover the magnificent marine biodiversity around Dumaguete, the critter capital of the Philippines.

  • Trip type: Group trip

Northern Wrecks and Reefs

This classic liveaboard itinerary operates between November and February on board the Philippine Siren. Spend time exploring the wrecks of Coron Bay and the remote and spectacular Apo Reef.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Visayas Liveaboard

These liveaboard trips operate throughout the year to the Visayas, one of the best diving locations in the Philippines. Highlights include outstanding macro life in Daiun and Malapascua's thresher sharks.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Philippine Secrets Dive Safari

Join a dedicated dive safari in April/May to discover new sites in the Philippines. Highlights include pelagic encounters, wrecks and exploratory diving at locations that have been kept a secret for generations.

  • Trip type: Group trip

Discover the Visayas

This popular itinerary offers divers the chance of thresher shark encounters in Malapascua, a unique dive with a resident sardine baitball in Moalboal, and the opportunity to snorkel with whale sharks.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Island Hopping Dive Safari

Choose from four exceptional diving locations in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Enjoy stress free diving adventures as you island hop between them, exploring everything from macro life to pelagics.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Big Fish Tour

For those who like their marine life BIG! This exciting and comprehensive dive itinerary includes encounters with whale sharks, manta rays and thresher sharks in three locations across the Philippines.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Tubbataha Liveaboard

Liveaboards visit this remote area of the Philippines from Feb-Jun, allowing divers access to world-class dive sites. Discover colourful reef fish, manta rays and turtles, and experience a thrilling drift dive with sharks.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Sharks & Reefs

This two week itinerary is perfect for divers seeking thresher shark encounters in the clear blue waters at Monad Shoal, and the pristine reefs surrounding Panglao and Balicasag islands.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Get Wrecked – Truk & Sangat

Discover the historical Japanese WWll wrecks of Micronesia’s Truk Lagoon and Coron Bay in the Philippines. An unforgettable adventure and possibly the best wreck diving trip in the world!

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

When to go

The Philippines can be visited throughout the year, but is best from November to May.

Seasons

  • Dry season

    Nov to May: The Philippine’s dry season offers the best diving conditions in most areas and many of the best marine life encounters
  • Wet season

    Jun to Oct: More rain and higher humidity in much of the Philippines, with the chance of typhoons in certain regions

Wildlife events

  • Nov to Apr: whale sharks gather in large numbers in Donsol
  • Apr to Jun: The best months to dive Tubbataha
  • Mar to May: Best months to see the unusual whale sharks of Oslob
  • Dec to Feb: Turtle mating and nesting season in northern Palawan
  • Sep: Best months for thresher and manta sightings in Malapascua
  • Nov to Feb: Best months for Apo Reef

Resorts

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Liveaboards

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