Clownfish, Philippines. Photo by Stephane Rochon.

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Philippines is a world class scuba diving destination.

You will find everything a diver wants. From steep coral walls in Balicasag and Cabilao to underwater mounds with sharks at Malapascua, muck diving of the best in Negros and a bay full of wrecks in Busuanga. Current swept islands like Apo, Apo Reef and Tubbataha with large fish or gentle slopes around Siquijor - the Philippines has everything to your hearts content!

Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam
Geographic coordinates: 13° 0' N, 122° 0' E
Coastline km: 36,289 km km
Climate: Tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October)
Terrain: The Philippine archipelago is made up of 7,107 islands; favorably located in relation to many of Southeast Asia's main water bodies: the South China Sea, Philippine Sea, Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea, and Luzon Strait
Elevation: highest point: Mount Apo 2,954 m
Natural hazards: Astride typhoon belt, usually affected by 15 and struck by five to six cyclonic storms per year; landslides; active volcanoes; destructive earthquakes; tsunamis
Currency: Philippine peso (PHP)
Population: 87,857,473 (July 2005 est.)
Languages: Two official languages - Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English; eight major dialects - Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocan, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinense
Capital: Manila
Divisions: 79 provinces and 116 chartered cities

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Zones (8) Dive sites Sub zones
Bicol 1 1
Luzon 26 4
Mindanao 37 5
Mindoro 13 2
Palawan 55 6
Romblon 42 3
Sulu Sea 27 1
Visayas 262 24


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Beto Wall
By jackcavercreature
Apr 20, 2014
- Good dive we encounter a gentle giant WHALE SHARK at 15m depth 
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Ma-Asin 2
By Peter H
Jan 11, 2014
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Rock Point
By Peter H
Dec 24, 2013

Bulawit Bay
By Tanduay
Apr 4, 2012

Ariara Spot 3
By Tanduay
Apr 4, 2012

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Trip: bolobolo
Door jackcavercreature
Van apr 17, 2014 tot apr 20, 2014
Dive exploration on the area of Bolobolo, San Vicente, Agusan del Norte for possible/positive dive site 

Trip: Philippines
Door Tanduay
Van mrt 29, 2012 tot apr 4, 2012

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Trip: Philippines
Door maremagna
Van mrt 20, 2012 tot mrt 31, 2012

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Trip: Sipalay 2012
Door gug1953
Van mrt 1, 2012 tot mrt 28, 2012

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Trip: PG _Philipine
Door joyhuang
Van okt 8, 2011 tot okt 17, 2011



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By Anonymous , 17-10-2005

lots to dive in philipins - have dived in 2004 at the following sites :
ANILOA - lots of macro, frog fish' special shripms and motsly lots of nudi branch - amazing small staf - a paradise for photografers.
Bohol : Bilicasac, amazing reef, i think as good as the red sea, no sharks but lots of corals - i was very surprised.
Apo island - amazing reef - big schoo; of baracuda, lots of soft corls - i was very very surpirsed.
i can say the phillipins in gnrl was an amazing place to visit.

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