The scuba diving Philippines experience is unforgettable and must be on your list of things to do whilst in the country. Which is why we have the complete guide to help you plan your perfect scuba diving trip!
The enchanting islands here offer divers the sheer beauty of blooming coral reefs, an incredibly vast array of marine life, and in addition to this, World War II wrecks can be discovered across the ocean floor. There is an amazing world that exists beneath the waters of the Philippine islands, which is why countless tourists opt for a scuba diving experience in the budding travel destination. If you are considering a trip to the Philippines to explore many treasures it can offer, here is what you should know to prepare for the ultimate scuba diving experience.
What to expect
There’s a good reason why the Philippines seems to be a magnet for tourists, the underwater attractions and breath-taking scenery of the region are truly like no other. Over 500 different species of coral, more than 2000 types of fish, along with various other types of marine life such as shrimps and orangutan crabs can be found here. While the Philippines may be a relatively small nation, tourists will undoubtedly have an unforgettable adventure while vacationing here.
While there are several great diving resorts located here for tourists to take advantage of and experience all that the region has to offer its visitors, Liquid Dumaguete is a diving resort that is located on the peacefully secluded beach in Dauin. The location of the resort is ideal for travellers that are after a most personal scuba diving experience in the Philippines. While several tourists gather in the region, you can avoid the crowding and take full advantage of your trip in Dauin.
When to travel
You can rest assured that the tropical climate in the Philippines is perfect for scuba diving and various other water activities virtually all year round. However, when planning your well-deserved island retreat, it is best to avoid the monsoon season of December through to March as the strong winds will influence the currents of the ocean.
April through to June is pleasingly warm and the weather provides dry days and absolutely no winds. The southern monsoon season, which is July through to November is the best time to enjoy a vacation as the air and water temperatures are ideally warm, and the weather is credited to offer scuba divers an amazing experience. These months of the year are also great for the ultimate diving experience as Mantra rays, whale sharks, and thresher sharks can be spotted.
The importance of Certification
Before settling on a diving resort, ensure that the available diving guides have significant certification. PADI, or Professional Association of Diving Instructors, is a suitable certification to look out for. Certified diving guides and instructors of trained to provide you with the safest and most incredible scuba diving experience. Opting for a diving resort is always a perfect solution to ensure that you really will be able to have a fantastic island retreat as resorts usually offer visitors all-inclusive options and they tend to be equipt with activity schedules that will expose all that the region has to offer.
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