Scuba Diving

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

Kuya Jom’s Crib: Discover Scuba Diving in Catmon, Cebu

Posted on July 30, 2021

The municipality of Catmon, 56 km north of Cebu City, is an overlooked town, bypassed by tourists heading father north to popular beach destinations like Bantayan and Malapascua. Even most Cebuanos are unfamiliar with what the sleepy town has to offer. Nonetheless, Catmon is slowly revealing its laidback beauty from summit to sea, rewarding travelers curious enough to stop by and explore. In the past year, a low-key dive shop has spread the word about the town’s underwater attractions offRead More

Discovering the Off-the-Grid Dive Sites of Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental

Posted on June 18, 2019

Despite the short notice, I jumped at the opportunity to join Sawom Dabaw, a two-day dive festival organized by Department of Tourism – Davao Region, Visit Davao Summer Festival, and the Provincial Tourism Office of Davao Oriental, held last June 14 to 15, to introduce the newly discovered dive sites in Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental (pronounced he-ne-ro-so) – the southeasternmost corner of the Philippine archipelago. Participated by 21 scuba divers, the event was co-sponsored by AirAsia, which runs frequent low-costRead More

Liquid Dive Resort (Liquid Dumaguete): Discover Muck Diving in Dauin, Negros Oriental

Posted on September 6, 2017

Recreational scuba divers are typically attracted to coral reefs teeming with marine life like vibrant coral fish, sleek sharks and amiable sea turtles, but the more you dive the more you’ll appreciate the little guys. Those into macro photography in particular are drawn to barren dive sites of mud or sand in search of unique critters they can observe and photograph. The dark substrate provides an excellent backdrop for strange and colorful animals. This type of scuba diving is calledRead More