Scuba Diving

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park: Liveaboard Diving with M/Y Narayana

Posted on April 25, 2023

After an unexpected postponement three years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I finally ticked off one of my dream dive destinations this summer! Last March 17 to 23, I joined the season’s first trip of M/Y Narayana liveaboard to Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, the crown jewel of scuba diving in Philippines. Consisting of reef-fringed atolls in the heart of the Sulu Sea, Tubbataha is an isolated dive destination that may only be safely visited by more than a dozenRead More

Peter’s Dive Resort: Wonderful Reef & Muck Diving in Sogod Bay, Southern Leyte

Posted on March 11, 2023

If you’re looking for a quiet dive destination away from the crowds that descend onto popular places like Anilao, Cebu or Bohol, you might want to go the extra mile and venture to Sogod Bay in Southern Leyte province. Due to its relative remoteness, this part of the Philippines sees far fewer tourists, guaranteeing that your dive group will often enjoy the dive sites all to yourselves! There are only a handful of dive centers in the entire area, withRead More

Camotes Fun Divers: Beautiful Scuba Diving in Camotes Islands, Cebu

Posted on December 18, 2022

With a world-class international airport, the accessible island province of Cebu in central Philippines has been drawing scuba divers from all over the world since the 1970s. It is one of the first scuba diving destinations in the country. Popular areas to dive are Mactan Island in Metro Cebu (close to the international airport), Moalboal in the south for sardines and coral walls, and Malapascua in the north for thresher sharks. But if you’re looking for a beautiful yet uncrowdedRead More

E & Z Diving Center: Fun Scuba Diving in Mactan Island, Cebu

Posted on August 4, 2022

Thanks to its world-class international airport, Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, Cebu is the most accessible scuba diving destination in the Philippines. With scuba diving having started here in 1970s, it’s also one of the first dive destinations in the country. The highly urbanized island is ideal for quick getaways, and is an excellent place to review or upgrade your diving skills upon arriving in the Philippines before heading out to other dive destinations in the country. The dive sitesRead More

Dive Sibaltan: Incredible Manta Ray Encounters in El Nido, Palawan

Posted on July 23, 2022

Scuba diving in El Nido, Palawan has long centered only around Bacuit Bay, off the coast of the town center, where divers can encounter sea turtles, giant pufferfish and schools of yellow snapper above a large patch of cabbage coral. More adventurous diving experiences, however, can be had along the less-visited eastern side of El Nido. Established in 2017, Dive Sibaltan pioneered scuba diving in Imorigue Bay, off the coast of Sibaltan village, 41 km northeast of El Nido town.Read More

Palawan Divers: Amazing Scuba Diving in El Nido, Palawan

Posted on July 14, 2022

Travelers are chiefly drawn to El Nido – a five-hour drive north of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan – to explore the dramatic seascape of Bacuit Bay, comprised of 45 islands and islets. The scenic beach town is the jumping off point for island-hopping boat tours that take tourists around the bay, visiting lagoons, hidden beaches and snorkeling sites. The breathtaking beauty of Bacuit Bay, however, extends far beneath its crystalline shallows. Declared a marine reserve since 1991, Bacuit Bay alsoRead More