Philippines Diving Destinations

The Philippines has some incredible diving. You can see almost everything on your “to see” list and much, much more.  From whale sharks down to pygmy seahorses, the Philippines has it all.

The Philippines is becoming famous in diving circles as a superb destination, but it is still relatively untouristed, so now is a great time to come. Once divers have been to the Philippines for their first time, they tend to come back again and again.

But if sharks are your thing, there are two main destinations you should hit: Malapascua and Donsol. We can arrange a package to include either or both.

Malapascua Island

If you are looking for one place to dive within the Philippines, Malapascua Island has some of the most diverse diving you can find. If you only have a limited amount of time and/or money to spend, Malapascua offers you a good cross-section of marine life in the Philippines and is a great choice for your diving dollars.

As well as the famous and unique thresher shark cleaning station, they regularly get other large pelagics like giant manta rays, hammerhead sharks, and devil rays.

They have a good variety of dive sites including soft coral reefs, walls, muck dives, wrecks and technical dive sites. All sites boast amazing macro life.

Diving on Malapascua Island

Find out more from the Thresher Shark Divers website.

North Philippines Diving

Around the Manila area there are several famous dive spots including

  • Anilao for macro
  • Puerto Galera
  • Subic Bay for wrecks. …
  • Donsol and Ticao Island – great for diving as well as whale sharks

Central Philippines Diving

In the Visayas regions there is a lot to choose from including

  • Bohol – including Balicasag with its beautiful walls and schools of jacks and barracudas
  • Moalboal – Beautiful wall dives, particularly at Pescador Island. Possible sightings of whale sharks, whitetip sharks and turtles.
  • Dumaguete and Apo Island – Dumaguete is famous for its muck diving. Nearby Apo Island is one of the success stories of marine protected areas in the Philippines with several beautiful dive sites.
  • Palawan and Coron for WWII wrecks

Philippines Diving Packages

Let us help you arrange your complete Philippines diving trip.

Available Trips and Reservations
Thresher Shark Dive

5am – 7am – 280 HKD

Our first dive of the day is at 5.30am and it is well worth getting up this early. We provide plenty of coffee and tea, and you will get to see an amazing sunrise. On the dive you should get to see the rare sight of thresher sharks! You will be back in time for an early breakfast. If you wish to leave earlier or later we are very flexible. In hammerhead season we often leave earlier to catch them at the break of dawn.

Day Dives

10 AM or 2 PM – 280 HKD

Day Dives During the day we have single dives at 10am and 2pm, or 2-3 tank day trips, depending on the dive site . See our list of dive sites for more information.

Thresher Shark “Randy Mandy Dive”

5 PM – 7 PM – 330 HKD

In the late afternoon we dive Lighthouse, where the rare and psychedelic mandarinfish are guaranteed. Do not miss the exotic mating dance of the male and his adoring females.

Many of our divers have told us this is the best night dive they have ever done.

Night Dive

6 PM – 8 PM – 330 HKD

We also regularly run full night dives to other sites around Malapascua. The sites are very different in the dark, so it is a great idea to do a few of these both by day and by night!