With more than 7000 islands and a coastline twice the length of the United States, the Philippines can claim to be Asia’s Beach Capital. Visitors can enjoy the warm crystal blue waters of both the China Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
From strong currents and the deep sea, to ship wreck dives for history’s sunken glory, corals reefs and all the macro life you can dream of, the Philippine archipelago offers plenty of unforgettable and rewarding dive experiences. There are close to 25 shipwreck dive sites in the country. Underwater divers can explore the sunken wreckage of century-old Spanish galleons and World War II vessels in Subic Bay, one of the best wreck diving sites in Asia, as well as the remarkable wrecks in Busuanga and Malapascua
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Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort
Aiyanar Beach & Dive Resort, is the epitome of a stylish resort that strives to make staying ashore as pleasurable as diving itself. Located in Anilao, strategically situated on the mountainside, Aiyanar is only 2.5 hours drive from Manila and presents you with a grand panoramic view of the sunset against the ocean's vast expanse.
Elegantly designed to blend perfectly with its natural landscape, the resort boasts sixteen rooms spread over two floors, that provide an awe-inspiring sea view.
Anilao has been a local Dive Destination in the Philippines for years, with its good mix of reefs, sandy slopes, caves, and piers. In recent years, Anilao has experienced a boom in UW Macro Photography with unique critters such as the Rhinopias and Sea Dragons, being regularly spotted in these waters.
Just a boat ride away from Puerto Galera and Verde Island; Anilao makes a perfect staging area to access all these well-known Philippine Dive Destinations.
Atlantis Dumaguete Resort
Atlantis Dumaguete Resort is just a twenty minute drive from the local airport, a sixty minute flight from Manila. Situated on a long peaceful stretch of beach, Atlantis Dive Resort is surrounded by an amazing tropical garden with some of the rarest plants to be found in the Philippines. Not to mention it is just a short trip to some of the most renowned dive sites in Asia – Balicasag reef, the local Dauin Marine Sanctuaries and Apo Island offering a huge variety of underwater critters; Blue ringed octopus, Wonderpus, Mimic octopus, Ambon scorpionfish, Flambouyant cuttlefish, Bobbit worms and a wide variety of Nudibranchs are frequent sights.
Atlantis Puerto Galera Resort
The Atlantis Resort Puerto Galera is beautifully built into the hills of Sabang Beach, Puerto Galera with a beautiful beach front location and centrally located minutes from Puerto Galera’s prime dives.
The area was designated a Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO in 1973 and has some of the most diverse coral reef diving in Asia located at the very heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’. The area also features numerous pocket beaches and stunning tropical scenery.
This resort has forty guest rooms and suites that are elegantly designed to give you maximum comfort, privacy and relaxation throughout your stay.
They also are home to the Atlantis Dive Shop. This state of the art dive facility supports all levels of recreational divers, Nitrox as well as re-breather and technical diving. There are 30+ dive sites within a 10 – 15 minute boat ride from their beach.
Atmosphere Resort & Spa
Beautifully situated within an old seven acre coconut plantation on the island of Negros Oriental near Dumaguete, the luxurious Atmosphere enjoys a spectacular beach front location alongside the warm coastal waters of the Philippine Sea. Whether you want to scuba dive, indulge in the enchanted spa, practice yoga, engage in activities or simply read a book by the pools, you can look forward to an unforgettable stay.
At Atmosphere you can take full advantage of some of the world’s best scuba diving. The world-renowned Apo Island with its walls, stunning coral and schooling fish is a short boat ride away. Some of the world’s rarest critters compete for the underwater photographer’s attention along the Dauin coastline near Dumaguete in the Philippines, where Atmosphere is situated.
Buceo Anilao Beach & Dive Resort
Nestled in the heart of Anilao, Buceo Anilao Beach & Dive Resort was built with divers in mind. With 10 Deluxe Rooms, all large and spacious offering sea or sunset views. All rooms have verandas or balconies, air conditioning and ensuite facilities.
The restaurant and bar are located close to the beach and provide a good social hub for guests, where lunch and dinner can also be enjoyed with highly rated Filipino and International specialty dishes, as well as themed buffets and a la carte menus.
The Dive Centre offers four scheduled dives each day. The house reef, known as Secret Garden, is simply fantastic – it's a beautiful soft coral garden on a sandy slope and home to variety of sea slugs, crabs, pipefish, frogfish and all sorts of juveniles just waiting to be found.
There are more than 50 different dive sites (shore and boat) all less than 30 minutes away.
Crystal Blue Resort
Next to the Verde Island Passage strait and overlooking Balayan Bay, Crystal Blue Resort offers comfy rooms, with balconies or terraces that offer bay and sunset views. A relaxed open-air restaurant/bar serves local, international and vegetarian dishes. There's also a laid-back spa area.
Crystal Blue Resort is conveniently located in front of Arthur's Rock Marine Sanctuary where scuba diving enthusiasts can have their once-in-a-lifetime underwater adventure. The dive boats go out in the morning for two dives. After lunch a single-tank afternoon dive is offered, with the option of a night dive. Most of the diving is to 70 feet or less, and dive times of 70-minutes or more per dive are common. The world class dive sites are just minutes from the resort our house reef is a marine protected dive sight and is easily accessed by shore.
El Galleon Dive Resort
Located on Small Lalaguna beach, El Galleon’s offers a wide variety of accommodations ranging from simple elegance to pampered luxury, nestled among palms trees and views of the crystal-clear waters of the Philippine Sea. Asia Divers, the in-house dive operator, offers one of the most complete diver training programs on Puerto Galera and is also one of a few PADI CDC’s in the Philippines. Four scheduled dives are offered daily, night dives are available on request.
Easily accessible from Puerto Galera are the walls of Verde Island. Be sure to ask about day trips out to Verde Island from either resort. The waters around Puerto Galera were declared a marine sanctuary several decades ago which has allowed the already vibrant corals reefs to explode!
Other activities in the area include: sailing, kayaking, sunset cruises, beach hopping, volleyball, golfing, snorkeling, banana boat, trekking, buggies and motorcycle rentals and even paintball. There is also a zip-line in the area now!
Magic Oceans Dive Resort
Magic Oceans Dive Resort is located on the east coast of Bohol in the small village of Anda. Far away from mass tourism you will find 17 kilometers of coastline filled with spectacular critters and very healthy coral reefs. There are 16 bungalows located by the sea, surrounded by green tropical gardens. Enjoy gorgeous walls & healthy corals, turtles and whales sharks, plus it's a critter paradise.
Magic Island Dive Resort
Magic Island Dive Resort is located in the quiet southern part of the Moalboal peninsula. Nestled in between tropical gardens there are 10 bungalows with private balconies where you can look out at the mountains of Cebu island. For the diving you will enjoy some of the most beautiful diving spots Moalboal has to offer. Walk from the dive center straight into the water on their fabulous house reef to see the famous mandarin fish, nudibranch and/or many turtles.
Sangat Island Dive Resort
Sangat Island Dive Resort is truly one of the best kept secrets of eco-conscious paradise-seekers and scuba diving enthusiasts throughout the world. With ten beachfront chalets, ten hillside chalets, two hilltop chalets, and a two bedroom Villa featuring it’s very own private beach; each room style offers all of the essentials including western-styled bathrooms, ceiling fans, 220-volt electrical outlets, and more.
Sangat Island Dive Resort is uniquely located, offering some of the very best scuba diving in the Philippines, including countless natural undersea wonders and eleven historic World War II ship wrecks just minutes from the beachfront.
They also offer a wide variety of resort activities including jet skiing, sea kayaking, snorkeling, nature trekking, rock climbing and more.
SY Philippine Siren
The SY Philippine Siren is 40 meters long and can accommodate 16 guests in 8 fully ensuite cabins. The outdoor dining area offers a superb setting for all your meals, with comfortable bench seating set in a semi-circular shape. The dive deck is likely to be one of the most spacious you will have ever come across. The Philippine Siren offers 4 distinct trips throughout the year, Tubbataha, Visayas - Cebu, Bohol, Apo, Negros & Malapascua.
The Malapascua itinerary consists of 10 and 12 night trips during June through February. The Visayas itinerary consists of 6 and 10 night trips during June through February. The Tubbataha itinerary consists of 6 and 13 night trips during February through June.
The Atlantis Azores is 107 foot aluminum hulled vessel and can accommodate 16 passengers in 8 ensuite cabins. Depending on the season the Azores offers 6 different itineraries including Bohol and the Southern Visayas, Southern Leyte, Tubbataha and Anilao. Most cruises also offer the opportunity for land excursions in the area.
Their newest itinerary, from January through early March, takes in the wrecks of Coron with the colorful walls of Apo Reef along the way. Their Tubbataha seasons runs from mid-March through early June – exploring kilometers in this pristine protected UNESCO World Heritage site located 100 miles offshore and open to diving only 3 months out of the year.
Dumaguete is their base for the months of June through December and their Visayas Safari is a unique opportunity to take in multiple beautiful islands in one week – something that would take several weeks to do any other way. They also offer special Malapascua “Thresher Shark Trip” from their Dumaguete resort.