Having been honored as the “World’s Leading Dive Destinations” for the fifth year in a row during the 2023 World Travel Awards, the Philippines prides itself on both the breathtaking experiences under the sea, as well as the hard-working tourism professionals that ensure only the best for tourists.

Summertime in the Philippines is undoubtedly the best time to drop by the beach, soak in the sun, and have fun by the waters. Home to some of the best beaches in the world, locals and foreigners from across the globe would travel far and wide to get a taste of the country’s one-of-a-kind tropical summer. While there is a variety of experiences that can be had, diving or snorkeling should be at the top of the list.

Between the meticulous curation of Klook and the expertise of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), here are some of the best Philippine dive destinations and experiences that come with the partnership’s stamp of approval:

Cebu

Well known for its cultural and historical attractions, those looking for beaches and aquatic experiences can find some of the best activities in Cebu. For those discovering diving for the first time, the Discover Scuba Diving in Moalboal with PADI 5 Star CDC may be the best way to start. With Discovery Dive, tourists are provided with equipment and a quick & easy introduction to exploring the ocean before getting a full immersive experience. Under expert supervision, those diving get to discover and learn more about the ocean firsthand, whether it’s about the different habitats, or hanging out with the sardine friends.

Dumaguete

Located in Central Visayas, Dumaguete is known for its colorful Buglasan Festival, ancestral houses, coffee shops, and of course, its water activities! For those who want to get a glimpse of the habitat that lives in the ocean without having to go too deep into the waters, snorkeling is the best activity to try. The Full Day Snorkeling Wonders with PADI 5* centre tour explores the crystal waters that surround the island of Danjugan, as well as the chance to embark on a first-hand exploration of Julien’s Wreck which lies right in front of the famed Turtle Island.

Palawan

Palawan is one of the most famous beach destinations in the Philippines, not to mention home to some of El Nido’s Best Diving sites. The Explore El Nido’s Best Dive sites with PADI 5* Center elevates the Fun Dive experience by providing beginner and professional divers with personalized attention from experienced divers, high-end Scubapro gear, and a spacious local dive boat equipped with a shade, a toilet, and a kitchen. From Nat Nat, Twin Rocks, Paradise Beach, South Miniloc, Dilumacad Island, West Entalula Wall, and Popolcan West, this tour ensures a great and diverse itinerary where divers get to swim alongside marine life locals.

Puerto Galera

With experiences ranging from Snorkeling to Refresher Dives, Puerto Galera also has Advanced Courses catering to those who are already experienced. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver in Puerto Galera with PADI 5 Star CDC is tailored specifically for open-water divers looking to improve their abilities, through lessons on underwater navigation, buoyancy control, and deep diving. While you earn credit towards PADI specialty certifications, you’re also sure to have fun while discovering the different neighborhoods found underwater.

Look no further than the Philippines to live out your underwater fantasy and swim among the marine life! With Klook’s offerings which are conducted by PADI-certified diving professionals, not only will your dreams come true but you are guaranteed to have the best experience navigating through the seas.

For more dive destinations, download the Klook app through the Google Play Store or the Apple Store and discover unforgettable experiences.

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