With its prized position in the heart of the Coral Triangle, the Philippines is a place of dramatic biodiversity, where rainbow-coloured reefs and unique wreck dives are all within easy reach.
This nation of more than 7,000 islands offers exceptional adventure opportunities to snorkellers, marine wildlife enthusiasts and divers of all abilities. The Philippines sits in the Coral Triangle, an area of tropical marine waters in the western Pacific that represents one of Asia’s richest marine eco-systems, home to more than 500 species of hard and soft corals and a kaleidoscopic variety of fish, along with some of our planet’s biggest marine mammals and predators. Whether exploring the open ocean on a liveaboard or finning around reefs that fringe pristine sandy beaches, the Philippines is a glorious corner of Southeast Asia waiting to be discovered when we can travel again. Read on for seven of the country’s best underwater sites.