Where to go

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

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

Northern wrecks and reefs

Experience one of the Philippines classic liveaboard routes, taking in the fabulous WWII wrecks of Coron Bay and the remote and spectacular Apo Reef.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Visayas Liveaboard

Experience one of the Philippines' most varied and colourful regions by liveaboard, with highlights including Apo Island, Balicasag and Moalboal.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Philippine Secrets Dive Safari

Exploratory diving amongst secret islands in the Philippines between two popular diving destinations. Everyone wants to be a part of it. Do you?

  • Trip type: Group trip

Discover the Visayas

This popular itinerary offers divers the chance of thresher shark encounters in Malapascua, a unique dive in Moalboal and the opportunity to snorkel with the largest fish in the sea.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Island-Hopping Dive Safari

This unique exploratory safari of the islands of the Visayas region is operated by Sea Explorers, who run several dive centres in the area. Discover the best sites in the Philippines.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Big Fish Tour

If you like your marine life BIG, then this tour comes highly recommended with a WOW factor! Underwater highlights include manta rays, thresher sharks and whale sharks.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Tubbataha Liveaboard

Between March & June, liveaboards visit the most remote and inaccessible of all the Philippines dive spots, Tubbataha.

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Sharks & Reefs

Operated by Sea Explorers, this itinerary offers divers the chance to see thresher sharks in Malapascua and the pristine reefs of Panglao Island just off Bohol.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Get Wrecked – Truk & Sangat

An amazing adventure for divers interested in exploring the historical Japanese WW ll wrecks of Truk Lagoon (Micronesia) and Sangat (Philippines).

  • 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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