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Pristine reef diving. Exhilarating drift diving. Big pelagic fish action. World War II wrecks to be discovered. Fantastic wall diving. Muck diving for those who like macro photography. Deep diving. Coral Gardens. Night Diving. Swim throughs and caves. Technical diving. Soft coral spectaculars.
The majority of dives are conducted by boat, usually a very short trip from your resort. If you are not diving from a boat you can generally find fantastic reefs right in front of your resort, nice and easy shore diving. For ultimate experience, live aboard dive vessels can also take you to areas seldom if ever visited by scuba divers, this is ultimate experience.
Diving Philippines – What will I see Underwater?
The list is too big to try and let you know what you will see underwater, but I will tell you about marine life you will definitely see underwater. The marine life is exceptionally abundant, from rare nudibrachs to a high density of 27 species of clownfish or Amphiprion Sp., not to mention gregarious colours of soft corals and vibrancy of hard corals. If big fish are an attraction, then schooling barracudas, sweetlips, Thresher and Hammerhead Sharks will not disappoint you. The biggest fish in world also frequents Philippine waters, mighty Whale Shark. Even mammals are widely seen, both dolphins and dugongs.
Diving Philippines gives you so many options that every dive will be different and mind blowing, even if it is at same dive site!
Note: The Philippines has had it’s fair share of dynamite fishing and cyanide poisoning. This is slowly being pushed out, as more Filipinos recognize a better future in tourism dollars. Cyanide poisoning is used for capturing fish for marine aquarium enthusiasts. This practice is being addressed by Marine Aquarium Council in conjunction with Philippine Authorities, who are training local fisherman in use of ecological net catching of small fish. They are also teaching good husbandry techniques for sustainability of this industry.
Diving Philippines is everything and more you want it to be. Your expectations will be met and driven further than you thought possible, possibilities are endless.
Brett Jankowiak is the owner of http://www.philippines-travel-guide.com, Philippines Travel Guide, his passion for the Philippines and scuba diving is reflected in his writings and articles on his information based website.