Diving in the Philippines

Dive Philippines and get anything you would want in a dive experience. Beneath the crystal-clear blue tropical waters of the Philippines are amazing marine creatures and awe-inspiring reefs. The Philippines, an archipelago in South East Asia comprising of 7,107 islands, has white sandy beaches, lush greeneries, and rich marine life.

The Philippines is divided into three groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Luzon is the major and northernmost island, where the capital Manila is located. Visayas is a cluster of islands in the middle region while Mindanao is the second largest island located at the southernmost part of the archipelago. Most of these islands offer access to amazing dive sites. In fact, the Philippines is known for having more scuba diving sites than any other country in the world. Located at the center of the “coral triangle”, the Philippines has one of the most diverse marine environments in the world. There are several impressive dive resorts all over the country that offer accommodations as well as dive courses for all levels. Explore one of the best dive sites and experience the wonders of diving in the Philippines.

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PUERTO GALERA

Colorful corals, exotic marine species and unexplored marine ecosystems – this is what you’ll discover when you dive in Puerto Galera. Read more...

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COMING SOON:

MALAPASCUA

Dive Malapascua and get the ulmite diving experience. With its swaying tall coconut trees, pristine white sand and aqua blue waters.... Read more...

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MOALBOAL

Diving in Moalboal is a visual treat for dive fanatics. One of Cebu’s best treasures, Moalboal is a town just 3.5 hours from the Cebu airport. Read more...

Destination : PUERTO GALERA ( Mermaid Resort )

Colorful corals, exotic marine species and unexplored marine ecosystems – this is what you’ll discover when you dive in Puerto Galera. Puerto Galera, located in Luzon, is the perfect Philippine holiday destination. Puerto Galera is just a 3 hour bus ride from Manila and a 1 1/2 hour ferry boat from Batangas Pier.

With over 40 amazing dive sites which are only 5 to 10 minutes apart, it is truly a diver’s paradise. Puerto Galera is recognized by UNSECO as one the beautiful bays in the world because of its high concentration of protected marine biodiversity. With over 3,000 species, the variety of species found in Puerto Galera is so diverse that it even surpasses that of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Apart from its diving, Puerto Galera is known for snorkeling, kayaking, trekking, and island hopping.

Mermaid Resort and Dive Center, the best dive Mindoro resort, offers excellent and modern facilities. It boasts over 40 rooms, 26 of which are located in the main resort. Our rooms have 6 types namely, Superior Deluxe, Pool Suite, Junior Suite, Penthouse Suite, Royal Suite, and Royal Family Suite. All our rooms, which are bright and spacious, have a tropical ambiance and are designed to make your stay as relaxing and as comfortable as possible.

Each of our rooms features air-conditioning, ceiling fans, 21” Sony Flat Screen TV, DVD player for evening entertainment, free internet connection, hot and cold shower, mini bar,  and a safety deposit box. Our suites have more over privacy as compared to the Superior Deluxe Rooms and have their own special amenities like a private terrace, living room, pool views. Other resort facilities include a gourmet restaurant and a 24-hrs open bar.

Mermaid Dive Center, on the other hand, has an ultramodern compressor room and complete technical diving facilities. Dive courses are being offered for both beginners to advance divers. Book a stay at a dive resort like Mermaid Resort and Dive Center for a world-class diving experience.

 

Coming Soon : MALAPASCUA

Dive Malapascua Island and get the ultimitate diving experience. With its swaying tall coconut trees, pristine white sand and aqua blue waters, you will surely get a taste of heaven in this tiny isolated island. Located in the north of Cebu, Malapascua is a paradise to dive enthusiasts and beach bums alike. The relaxing and blissful atmosphere is just the tip of the iceberg. Be more impressed by what the underwater world of Malapascua has to offer and be ready to experience the most exciting dives of your life.

It is only in Malapascua where you can have access to world-class diving spots that offer both wreck diving and shark diving.  Explore the sunken Japanese shipwrecks of World War II that have become a sanctuary and home to spectacular marine life. Be enamored with a wide variety of sea creatures such as giant manta rays, barracudas, and pygmy seahorses.  Get that adrenaline rush when you get close to tresher sharks and hammerheads in Monad Shoal. Observe the sleeping white tip sharks in the dark caves of Gato Island. Since sharks are a common sight in Malapascua, you don’t even need to have a stroke of luck to encounter one. Having the best shark diving sites in the world, Malapascua indeed gives divers a thrilling and unique experience.

Coming Soon: MOALBOAL

Diving in Moalboal is a visual treat for dive fanatics. One of Cebu’s best treasures, Moalboal is a town just 3.5 hours from the Cebu airport.  Its unexploited waters and diverse marine life has made it an ideal destination for divers all over the world. Watch dolphins glide along with your dive boat. Take pleasure in diving everyday with giant sea turtles by your side. Have an incredible encounter with an enormous whale shark frolicking from a short distance in White Beach.  Whale shark and sea turtles sightings are common.

Moalboal also offers great opportunities for snorkeling. Be dazzled by the fantastic coral formations and many species of colorful fishes in the shallow crystal clear waters. Even if you’re an amateur diver or just a snorkeler, you can expect to be overwhelmed by thousands of sardines dancing in the reef. Take a boat ride to Pescador Island, a marine sanctuary and one of the favorite highlights of divers. Dive through the magnificent Pescador Cathedral, a large cave similar to a grotto. With its great visibility, stunning reefs, and beauriful marine life, it’s no wonder that Moalboal is one of the best dive spots in the world.