Liveaboard Diving in Philippines

With 7,107 islands, liveaboard diving in the Philippines is still top of the list with its abundant and highly diverse marine life at around 2,000 species of fish.

Liveaboard diving in the Philippines offers an abundance of world-renowned sites, and with over 7000 islands dotting its tropical blue seas, there will be plenty to choose from. Located at the northern corner of the Coral Triangle, breathtaking biodiversity is a given; scuba divers visit the Philippines all year round to see amazing corals, encounter whale sharks, explore historic wrecks, and wonder at the wealth of odd-shaped critters. Serious divers head to the remote atolls of the world-famous Tubbataha Reef National Park, where large pelagic marine life cruises over thriving coral gardens 150 kilometers away from land. The Visayas is another incredible liveaboard destination, offering Coral Triangle icons like pygmy seahorses and mandarin fish and thrilling divers with sightings of elusive thresher sharks in Malapascua. Other favorite Philippine dive drips include Apo Reef, Coron or Puerto Galera wrecks, and whale shark encounters in Donsol, Oslob, or Sogod Bay. Our Philippines liveaboards offer a wide selection of dive trips throughout the year, combining many islands in one holiday and enabling you to reach far-flung dive sites not accessible from shore. Liveaboards in the Philippines offer divers so many choices of destination and marine life that your hardest decision might be where to go! These Philippine dive cruises offer everything from Malapascua, the Visayas, to Tubbataha.


Liveaboard diving in Malapascua, a deliciously sleepy island off the north of Cebu, is all about thresher sharks, some of the most graceful and elusive elasmobranchs in the ocean. Malapascua's Monad Shoal is the only location in the world where these special creatures can be reliably seen, along with manta rays and other pelagic wonders. However, beginner divers should know that Monad Shoal sometimes experiences strong currents and that its depth makes a nitrox certification very useful. On land, Malapascua entrances its visitors with a laid-back island vibe stemming from the lack of cars and the profusion of friendly locals. Liveaboards in Malapascua include Sea Doors and the Philippines Siren.

The length of liveaboard itineraries in Malapascua is usually six or ten nights, with a budget of around 300 euros per night. The best time to dive Malapascua is from June to December; visibility during these summer months is at its best, and the water temperature averages a comfortable 27-30 C. Malapascua liveaboards depart from Cebu City, whose international airport receives constant flights from Manila and direct international flights from other Southeast Asian locations. Other destinations visited by Malapascua liveaboards include Cebu, Negros, Leyte, and more.

In-the-know divers herald liveaboard diving in the Visayas as a great way to see the best of the Philippines' underwater scene. Encompassing a group of large and small islands in the central and eastern parts of the country, the Visayas offers premier macro-life, whale sharks, thresher sharks, swirling masses of sardines, and dive sites beloved for their coral diversity and health. Visayas liveaboard destinations can include Moalboal in Cebu with its massive sardine schools, Apo Island in Negros (the world's model for community-based marine protected areas), volcanic Camiguin, Bohol and Siquijor, and Southern Leyte. Experienced and entry-level divers can all find their niches in Visayas dive sites—liveaboards in the Visayas range from M/V yacht types to refurbished merchant vessels.

The length of liveaboard itineraries in the Visayas is six to ten nights, though select extended itineraries run for twelve or thirteen nights. Budgets range from 250 euros to 500 euros per day. The best time to dive in the Visayas is year-round, though some liveaboards will not run Visayas trips from March to June because they're in Tubbataha. Many Visayas liveaboards depart from Cebu City, whose international airport receives constant flights from Manila and direct international flights from other Southeast Asian locations. However, some Visayas liveaboards depart or land at Moalboal (reachable by road from Cebu City), Malapascua (reachable by road/ferry from Cebu City), or Dumaguete (reachable by domestic flight from Manila or flight/road/ferry from Cebu City).

Liveaboard diving in Tubbataha Reef National Park tops the wish list of many divers due to its designation as a World Heritage Site and its reputation as one of the best dive areas in the world. The remote Sulu Sea atolls of this national marine park are only accessible by liveaboard, and making the trip to see them rewards divers with a healthy mix of hammerhead sharks and pelagic life, plenty of turtles, dramatic underwater landscapes, and pristine coral, plus an overflowing of incredible macro life that only the Philippines can offer. Tubbataha dive sites at the North and South Atolls and Jessie Beazley Reef are for experienced divers who can handle currents and appreciate the diversity of marine life. However, conservation does not end underwater at Tubbataha; the atolls are also a bird sanctuary. Liveaboards in Tubbataha range from M/V yacht types to refurbished merchant vessels.

Apo Island snorkeling is considered to be some of the best in the world, and it has become world famous for the biologically vibrant 225,000 square meters marine habitat full of pristine corals and countless marine species, including sea turtles, clownfish, lionfish, parrotfish, Moray eels and, if you're lucky, maybe even a whale shark.

The length of liveaboard itineraries in Tubbataha is usually six or seven nights, and trips run from March to June for ideal visibility and calm seas. The budget for a Tubbataha liveaboard can range from 300 to over 500 euros per night. Most liveaboards depart from the port of Puerto Princesa in Palawan, which a 1.5-hour flight from Manila can reach. However, Seadoors and Philippine Siren offer a few extended itineraries that combine Tubbataha with the Visayas and depart or land in the Visayas region.

More about diving in the Philippines

  • Marvel at the conservation success of fish-filled Apo Island, one of the world's first community-based marine protected areas.
  • Float over Balicasag Island's dancing fish and an explosion of colorful coral- and don't miss the crowds of green turtles in the seagrass.
  • Dive Dauin to hunt for wonderpus, flamboyant cuttlefish, frogfish, and seahorses.
  • Hop from Mactan to Olango Island for whitetip sharks, barracuda, and other pelagics, including an occasional hammerhead.
  • Take your pick from Mactan's coral gardens, wrecks, walls, and caverns.

Best Time to Travel

Philippines diving season is all year round, but there are distinct seasons that affect dive conditions, such as during typhoons in the months of September to December. The dry season from March to June is usually when the water is warmest and the visibility best, making it the best time to dive in the Philippines. Water temperature in the Philippines during dives vary at around 23-30 C / 73-86 F depending on the season. Visibility ranges from around 5-45 meters/16-148 feet but carries strong seasonal and local variability. Certain marine wildlife also appears during particular months, such as the whale shark, which appears around March to May, and premier dive spots, such as Tubbataha Reef, are best dived during the seasons of March to June when visibility is best.

Ports of departure and how to get there

The departure location for most Visayas liveaboards (including Malapascua) is Cebu City, a booming metropolis and regional capital. From the port of Cebu City, liveaboards set off for Apo Island, Moalboal, Siquijor, Bohol, Camiguin, Leyte, and of course, Malapascua. Select Visayas itineraries also use Malapascua, Moalboal, Dumaguete, or (rarely) Puerto Princesa as a departure/arrival port (see Visayas section above). Visitors with extra time in Cebu City can either enjoy some creature comforts (though traffic is bad) or make use of the plentiful ferries and land transport options that take you to other islands or into Cebu's forested interior of jungles and waterfalls. Divers in Cebu City have the reefs of Mactan Island right at their fingertips, where entry-level divers are welcome.

Getting to Cebu City is easy with a 1.5-hour flight from Manila. Cebu City International Airport also receives direct flights from select Southeast Asian countries nearby and some international flights via transfers in neighboring regional countries.

Puerto Princesa, Palawan's capital city, is the departure location for most Tubbataha liveaboards. Visitors with some extra time here can take their pick from premier land and sea activities near Puerto Princesa, including island-hopping, jungle explorations, and Palawan's other World Heritage Site- the Puerto Princesa Underground River. Puerto Princesa is only a van ride away from many dive sites with 100% coral cover in areas like Port Barton and the famous El Nido. Entry-level divers in Palawan can enjoy these sites, many of which are shallow reef slopes in protected bays.

Flights to Puerto Princesa run regularly from both Manila and Cebu City. Travelers can choose between Cebu Pacific and Philippines Airlines. To get to Manila or Cebu City, direct flights are available from many Southeast Asian countries. International flights will usually transfer to the region before flying into the Philippines.


Philippines Diving Reviews

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  • 144 Verified Reviews
  • 6.0 Review score
  • Samuel E
  • United States United States

Good. Great at protected Tubbataha.

Diving Philippines in June on the Dolphin

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Diane H
  • United States United States

Loved it and will definitely be back!

Diving Philippines in November on the Seadoors

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Christine P
  • United States United States

Great!

Diving Philippines in February on the Dolphin

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Robert H
  • United States United States

Great. I was surprised at the size of Peurto Princessa, and would have liked to stay there an extra day to explore. During May, the conditions are very humid. There was no way to dry a wetsuit anywhere, not to mention any sweaty clothing or bags. We spent a week in Coron after the Tubbataha trip, and even there, I could not get anything to become even remotely dry. I would suggest to any photographers that travel here ( I was packing 25 lbs of DSLR, UW video and a drone) to bring 20-25 of the little silica absorption sachets. I had them inside every camera bag but they became swollen and wet and useless in a just a few days. I could not find more to buy in any of the camera stores.

Diving Philippines in May on the Dolphin

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Marcelo L
  • United States United States

Excellent!! Better than expected. The boat could be a little newer and in better shape. The owner was aboard and told me that the ship will be remodeling in the next 3 months.

Diving Philippines in July on the Seadoors

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Alan B
  • United States United States

Very beautiful; lots to see; very glad I got to do these dives

Diving Philippines in July on the Seadoors

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Brian M
  • United States United States

Good, but did notice that there were not a lot of fish this time...mostly macro. There were numerous frogfish and scorpion fish to see.

Diving Philippines in July on the Seadoors

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Robert D
  • United States United States

Overall had a great time with some great dives as well.

Diving Philippines in October on the Dolphin

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Carrie A
  • United States United States

Overall very good

Diving Philippines in November on the Infiniti

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • David E
  • United States United States

Once in a lifetime

Diving Philippines in December on the Infiniti

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Wesley O
  • United States United States

Some of the best diving I have experienced. More colors than the Caribbean, more life than Thailand

Diving Philippines in January on the Infiniti

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Matt F
  • United States United States

I will definitely be back. You can see some dead coral at sites, that the dive masters blame on a typhoon from a couple years ago. I’ve been diving at several other SE Asian countries/dive sites and really enjoyed the species of fish, soft coral, and notable lack of ocean trash (misc plastics, etc).

Diving Philippines in February on the Azalea

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jamie G
  • United States United States

Great overall experience

Diving Philippines in February on the Infiniti

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Casey D
  • United States United States

Other than Tubbataha, diving in the Philippines was solid average, IMO

Diving Philippines in April on the Discovery Palawan

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Brian C
  • United States United States

Fantastic—Philippines diving is top notch

Diving Philippines in April on the Philippines Aggressor

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ralph C
  • United States United States

There is some great diving available in the Philippines, especially for lovers of coral and macro.

Diving Philippines in May on the Azalea

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Maria T
  • United States United States

solid diving, but it's not really a place to see big stuff

Diving Philippines in May on the Infiniti

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kim C
  • United States United States

This has been my only experience diving in the Philippines. The staff was polite and accommodating without being intrusive. The dive masters were competent and professional. The boat was clean, well maintained and didn't have any below engine cabins so seasickness was not an issue. There is a general pride about the environment shared by the Filipino staff that was refreshing as well. On this boat, the rules to protect the reef were well respected and enforced, which I very much appreciated.

Diving Philippines in June on the Stella Maris Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Sarah L
  • United States United States

More impressive than I had expected!

Diving Philippines in September on the Solitude One

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Paul I
  • United States United States

The Philippines is one of the best countries for diving for myriad reasons.

Diving Philippines in October on the Philippines Aggressor

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Kristen M
  • United States United States

So different that our many experiences in the Caribbean. So much more coral life and new species we haven't seen before like frog fish, many types of nudibranch, and a ribbon eel.

Diving Philippines in November on the Infiniti

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Linda L
  • United States United States

Swift drift dives and colorful corals. Not many sharks. Cute clownfish. Walls with many crevices to explore.

Diving Philippines in December on the Infiniti

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Linda L
  • United States United States

Really good with lots of usual critters & colorful corals

Diving Philippines in January on the Infiniti

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Marie C
  • United States United States

Very good.

Diving Philippines in March on the Infiniti

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Steven D
  • United States United States

I really enjoyed it. I also dived/dove in Coron Bay, doing several of the various wreck dives, which are amazing. Best wrecks ever. Also I got to do some macro photography for the first time, and got some great shots of clown fish :)

Diving Philippines in April on the Narayana

  • 8.0 Very good
  • James H
  • United States United States

For the most part diving in the Philippines has been above average.

Diving Philippines in April on the Azalea

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Roger
  • United States United States

Excellent. After Apo Reef, I went snorkelling in Cebu with whale sharks and schools of sardines. What great options for water activities the Philippines has!

Diving Philippines in May on the Agos

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Daniela H
  • United States United States

A must go! If you love to dive and want to see healthy reefs go to Tubbataha!

Diving Philippines in May on the Philippines Aggressor

  • 7.6 Good
  • Andras R
  • Hungary Hungary

It is very different than Thailand, but the same quality.

Diving Philippines in March on the Seadoors

  • 7.2 Good
  • Alberto S
  • Italy Italy

Diving in the Philippines is good. Tubbataha is still pristine and they should keep it as i found it forever

Diving Philippines in April on the Dolphin

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kosuke F
  • Japan Japan

I liked it and I am happy to back safely with nice memories.

Diving Philippines in April on the Dolphin

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Eunbe K
  • South Korea South Korea

I dived in Moal Boal and Balicasag before. Tubbataha is really difficult to compared to those sites. Tubbataha reef is terrific and magnificent. You can see sharks and turtles everywhere, and even manta ray and whale shark. Also, it is full of corals. It is quite different from typical Philippines and rather closer to Palau.

Diving Philippines in May on the Dolphin

  • 7.6 Good
  • Victoria F
  • Mexico Mexico

No regrets!

Diving Philippines in June on the Dolphin

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mark
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Love diving generally in the Philippines

Diving Philippines in January on the Infiniti

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Niklas P
  • Sweden Sweden

Phillipines is great with so many different things to see.

Diving Philippines in January on the Infiniti

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Krystian T
  • Poland Poland

Great

Diving Philippines in January on the Infiniti

  • 9.2 Superb
  • SIMON T
  • France France

Très bien

Diving Philippines in February on the Flying Dolphin 3

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Cyril T
  • France France

Great experience

Diving Philippines in February on the Flying Dolphin 3

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Shireen K
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great

Diving Philippines in March on the Infiniti

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Yaro W
  • Germany Germany

Very nice!

Diving Philippines in March on the Discovery Palawan

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christoph W
  • Germany Germany

Fantastic dive destination where you can find everything from macro to pelagics.

Diving Philippines in April on the Dolphin

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Agata P
  • Poland Poland

Great! We live in PH so we have been all over the country and the visibility in Tubbataha (TT) is the best. Reef health in TT is good but not great, some bleaching particularly at JB Reef. Fair bit of damage to coral in various spots, not sure why. Glad to see it is all hooking up to buoys instead of dropping anchors.

Diving Philippines in April on the Seadoors

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sybil E
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Easy diving with great service

Diving Philippines in April on the Seadoors

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Mirosław K
  • Poland Poland

Nice places, a lot of live, good people, good food, feeling safe!

Diving Philippines in May on the Discovery Palawan

  • 8.0 Very good
  • ARAM L
  • South Korea South Korea

Tubbataha is by far the best for big fish. But other sites have their own attraction like macros and wrecks.

Diving Philippines in May on the Dolphin

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • TAIJI O
  • Japan Japan

There are variety of diving depends on sites. That is very good in Philippines.

Diving Philippines in May on the Dolphin

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Minkyung S
  • South Korea South Korea

Personally, Tubbataha is so far the best place in Philippines to dive.

Diving Philippines in May on the Flying Dolphin 3

  • 7.6 Good
  • Günter E
  • Germany Germany

Every year less and less fish and less and less coral reefs. Goodbye nature! :(

Diving Philippines in May on the Azalea

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Pau F
  • Spain Spain

I still haven't finished! But so far is 9 out of 10.

Diving Philippines in May on the Infiniti

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Yosr K
  • France France

A large variety of dive sites with big staff, macro, plenty of corals, huge school of fish...

Diving Philippines in June on the Infiniti

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jonathan L
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tabbataha is very distinctive with mostly wall dives. The transition trip brings in more variety and a rare visit to Cagayancillo. Visibilty is generally good to very good. Starting from Puerto Princessa, I arrived a couple of days early and tried a couple of day trips to the local reefs, also good.

Diving Philippines in June on the Infiniti

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Martin P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

We have lived in Philippines for over 4 years and dived in various places. This is our 2nd Liveaboard and by far the best experience

Diving Philippines in October on the Philippine Siren

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Firoza K
  • India India

Amazing. Will visit again.

Diving Philippines in October on the Infiniti

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marion C
  • France France

So many breathtaking spots under the water: beautiful corals and so much sealife! Perfect water temperature and easy dives

Diving Philippines in October on the Infiniti

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Xavier C
  • France France

very Nice places where There is a lot of fish and coral

Diving Philippines in November on the Infiniti

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • David C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lovely, easy diving. People are so happy and friendly

Diving Philippines in December on the Infiniti

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Geoff M
  • New Zealand New Zealand

I was impressed with the diving in the Philippines: the reefs were in good shape and loads of life was to be found.

Diving Philippines in December on the Infiniti

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • christina S
  • Singapore Singapore

Interesting

Diving Philippines in December on the Azalea

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Charlott R
  • Sweden Sweden

Safe, Nice and Comfortable

Diving Philippines in December on the Azalea

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Elizabeth B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Loved it - can’t wait to go again

Diving Philippines in January on the Liberation

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Paul E
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Positve

Diving Philippines in January on the Infiniti

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Arnaud S
  • France France

Great, some sites are busier than others but overall great

Diving Philippines in January on the Seadoors

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Juan David B
  • Colombia Colombia

Cant say about the rest of Phillipines, only about this itinerary. No big creatures, beautiful, healthy endless coral gardens.

Diving Philippines in January on the Philippine Siren

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Gerd M
  • Germany Germany

Great. Water temp 27-28C. No waves. Easy diving with the occasional drift dive

Diving Philippines in January on the Infiniti

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • YUEN FAI DICK W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

good though there are some plastics here and there in the sea

Diving Philippines in January on the Infiniti

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Zhiling C
  • China China

Third time in the Philippines! Previous two trips were to Anilao in the summer. Way better visibility during warmer months. But overall, still the best diving I’ve done

Diving Philippines in February on the Infiniti

  • 9.2 Superb
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent, some of the best diving I have done anywhere.

Diving Philippines in February on the Infiniti

  • 9.2 Superb
  • David D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Excellent. Some of the best diving I have done. Saw lots of interesting things.

Diving Philippines in February on the Infiniti

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Elisabeth V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Amazing

Diving Philippines in February on the Liberation

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jacqueline S
  • Australia Australia

Beautiful, up there with some of the best diving I have done

Diving Philippines in February on the Azalea

  • 5.6 Review score
  • Yolaine D
  • France France

Philippines are a great place all in all

Diving Philippines in March on the Dolphin

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Alistair F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great experience on a traditional Philippine Banka at a sensible price. Good food and good company, not forgetting food diving.

Diving Philippines in March on the Liberation

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Lee G
  • Australia Australia

Nice place to dive

Diving Philippines in March on the Infiniti

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Andrzej B
  • Poland Poland

Philippines have extreme variety of diving, Tubbataha is only one of them.

Diving Philippines in March on the Discovery Palawan

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Dennis S
  • Germany Germany

Mixed. We had very bad weather despite dry season. Diving outside of Tubbataha felt like diving a graveyard as there was a complete absence of fish. To be fair: We are comparing here to Raja Ampat, Komodo & Maldives. Those there destinations are definitely in a different league compared to the Philippines unless you visit Tubbataha or your totally into muck diving.

Diving Philippines in April on the Azalea

  • 7.2 Good
  • Solina M
  • Canada Canada

Really check the weight of both the check in and carry on luggages and prepay for the e extra luggage. Overweight fee could be very expensive at the counter.

Diving Philippines in April on the Azalea

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Gordon R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Very friendly people (as always). Generally professional operators and staff. On-land infrastructure (not so relevant to liveaboard) rather basic in places. Overall, definitely worth visiting for the adventurous.

Diving Philippines in May on the Stella Maris Explorer

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • christine M
  • Canada Canada

EVerything from macro, super-macro, to current dives with pelagics.

Diving Philippines in September on the Solitude One

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Carlos C
  • Portugal Portugal

Very good , despite of the last typhon destruction signs were still very visible in some islands.

Diving Philippines in October on the Infiniti

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Phil B
  • Australia Australia

Great warm water diving, so much diversity.

Diving Philippines in October on the Infiniti

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Ronny B
  • Germany Germany

Traveling with MV Resolute means having a great time. I was on the Apo reef, Coron wrecks and the Dugong observation trip. Apo Reef is an amazing reef with beautiful coral gardens in the middle of the Zulu Sea. Coincidentally, the Manta also visited us during our dives. After that we dove in the ship graveyard before Coron. A journey into the past, now full of marine life. But the very next day we had an appointment with the protected dugongs from Calauit island. A feeling of happiness diving with them... goosebumps... Shortly before disembarking, the last dives in the Isla Verde Strait .. perfect end to a great diving trip with MV Resolute. I can recommend it.

Diving Philippines in November on the Resolute

  • 5.6 Review score
  • Thorsten J
  • Denmark Denmark

It is fine, but... Sad to say more trash in the water here than other places around the world.

Diving Philippines in November on the Resolute

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Glenn R
  • Australia Australia

I don't recall the details of where I dived since I came down with COVID and spent a few days recovering, but overall, this part of the Philippines is beatiful - pristine waters compared with the lower visibility I've seen in areas to the North such as subic bay.

Diving Philippines in December on the Infiniti

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Felix M
  • Germany Germany

Good coral condition.

Diving Philippines in December on the Infiniti

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marnie B
  • Canada Canada

Loved it - there was some cloudy weather given december-january timing, but it was my first Indo-Pacific dive trip and it was amazing!

Diving Philippines in December on the Philippines Aggressor

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Therese V
  • Australia Australia

It was a fabulous experience. We look forward to visiting again in the future.

Diving Philippines in January on the Seadoors

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Adriana B
  • Netherlands Netherlands

The Philippines has beautiful marine life and excellent diving conditions. It is great to dive there.

Diving Philippines in February on the Resolute

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • James S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amazing. Corals were beautiful.

Diving Philippines in February on the Philippines Aggressor

  • 7.6 Good
  • Mona S
  • Denmark Denmark

Not intense...but to be able to see Thresure sharks snorkeling was amazing

Diving Philippines in February on the Seadoors

  • 4.4 Review score
  • Peter J
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

I wouldn’t do this trip again or recommend it to other divers. The boat travels between known dive site resorts- all you could easily do as land based. I don’t think we did a single dive that the local day boats didn’t beat us to. We missed out on Apo and Damaguete because the Coast Guard didn’t allow us to sail! Something I’ve never come across anywhere else in the world. The trip didn’t live up to expectation, but I can only compare with other places in the world - not having dived anywhere else in the Philippines - and I wouldn’t rush to come back!

Diving Philippines in February on the Seadoors

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Stefan G
  • Switzerland Switzerland

A nice experience with everything you need. After 6 days the first cold beer on shore tastes better than ever with the diving memories

Diving Philippines in March on the Agos

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marco C
  • Portugal Portugal

Amazing people, very friendly

Diving Philippines in March on the Philippine Siren

  • 8.0 Very good
  • charlie D
  • France France

Les Philippines permettent d’avoir des plongées tellement diversifiées. L’un des plus beaux spots de plongée pour la macro a Anilao, les épaves à Coron, le requin renard a Malapascua, croisière plongée à tubbataha… Les îles sont d’une richesse incroyable.

Diving Philippines in March on the Narayana

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Zelda K
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong

The visibility is very high with great biodiversity.

Diving Philippines in April on the Palau Sport

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Vikram J
  • India India

Very good, reasonable value

Diving Philippines in April on the Philippines Aggressor

  • 9.2 Superb
  • KyooHwang H
  • South Korea South Korea

Prices were low and I am satisfied with the clean sea and climate

Diving Philippines in June on the Stella Maris Explorer

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ovid M
  • Canada Canada

Very nice and safe country with super friendly people. Very nice picturesque settings not overwhelmed by modernization.

Diving Philippines in June on the Philippines Aggressor

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sanjeevani R
  • India India

Loved the mesmerizing coral

Diving Philippines in June on the Seadoors

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Peter F
  • Australia Australia

10/10. Wrecks, Reefs, and Wildlife (large and small). Incredible variety and "wow" factor - all in one place called "Philippines".

Diving Philippines in July on the Navis 1

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Robert V
  • Netherlands Netherlands

Sad to see the seas are fished out

Diving Philippines in July on the Philippines Aggressor