Have you ever caught yourself continually daydreaming about your next vacation? Then maybe it’s time for you to start planning and to create a new bucket list that will help you achieve your travel goals. Give yourself something to look forward to once it is safe to travel again. 

If you are one of those who are up for an exhilarating post-pandemic experience, you might want to try diving the deep blue sea and explore the underwater flora and fauna. The Philippines boasts for its white-sand beaches and beautiful crystal clear waters. It is also famous for its vibrant and diverse marine life with so many fantastic dive spots. 

Whether you go scuba diving or free diving, make sure you check out this list of most incredible diving destinations that we’ve rounded up to help you decide where to go next. 

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Tubbataha Reef, Palawan – With its 97,000 hectares of preserved marine areas, this natural park is considered one of the best diving spots in the entire Philippines. Expect a jaw-dropping scenery when you go diving at Tubbataha Reef. 


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Balicasag Island, Bohol – A sanctuary to pristine and colorful corals, Balicasag Island, is a must-visit site if you want to experience diving with a school of fish and turtles. 


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Verde Island, Batangas – Situated in an area called the Coral Triangle, Verde Island Passage has been identified as the Center of the Marine Biodiversity of the world.  This stunning dive spot is just a few hours drive from Manila, which is perfect for a quick getaway from the city’s hustle and bustle. 


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Malapascua Island, Cebu – Enjoy an incredible diving experience at Malapascua, where you will have a perfect chance to dive with sharks and rays. It is believed to be the only place in the world where you can observe the Thresher Shark. 

With all these beautiful destinations, undoubtedly, the Philippines has so much to offer. So pano? Travel tayo soon? Sama kami!

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