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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

A nation of over 7,000 islands, experience the very best of the Philippines exceptional scuba diving on a liveaboard or island hopping adventure. Lying within the Coral Triangle, the Philippines offers the diver jaw-dropping diversity, kaleidoscopic reefs and exceptional wreck diving.

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your needs.

Magic Dive Experience

Diving in the Philippines doesn’t get much better than this. Experience the magical combination of two dedicated dive resorts located in the Visayas region, famous for its stunning dive sites.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,145 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Island Hopping Dive Safari

Choose from five 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.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,975 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Dive Into Luxury Philippines

Experience world-class diving at a beautifully calm pace with this superb trip idea, which combines two of the Philippines’ hidden gems for a diving holiday brimming with indulgence and laid back luxury.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec, Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,395 pp
  • 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.

  • When to go: Nov-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

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 Dauin and Malapascua's thresher sharks.

  • When to go: Jun-Feb
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,395 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Tubbataha Liveaboard

Liveaboards visit this remote area of the Philippines in season, offering access to world-class dive sites. Discover colourful reef fish, manta rays and turtles, and experience a thrilling drift dive with sharks.

  • When to go: Mar-May
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,450 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Philippine Secrets Dive Safari

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

  • When to go: Mar-May
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,965 pp
  • Trip type: Group trip

Dive Coron Bay

Recommended for wreck enthusiasts, Coron Bay is home to 11 Japanese World War ll vessels. Other visitors can explore the protected reefs and relax in the tropical surroundings on Sangat Island.

  • When to go: Oct-Jun
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

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 plenty of time to discover the islands of the Visayas region.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,895 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

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.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 17 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Get Wrecked – Truk & Sangat

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

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,745 pp
  • 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

2 related liveaboards. But there are more options we can offer, just ask us for more details.

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