Scuba diving in Negros Island
Negros Island is considered the fourth largest island in the Philippines. It has some of the most beautiful diving places in the Philippines. Its white sand beaches are the gate to very popular dive sites. The famous Apo Island in the southeast; is a haven for scuba-diving; and it is only minutes away. The island consists of well protected coral reef that surrounds a volcanic island. Its dive sites are home to many kinds of aqua life including large jacks, fields of grass eels, clownfish, lots of colorful coral, and many more tropical fish.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Negros Island diving centers for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.
Average annual temperature: 26°C (78° F).
Average Water surface temperature: From 27°C to 31°C (80° F to 87 °F).
Coldest Month: December to February
Warmest Month: March to May
Possible to dive all year round.
Negros Island is divided into two provinces Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental. Its dive sites are home to more than 400 coral species and 700 fish species. You can see lots of fish life during day dives like butterfly fish, damsels, anthiases and wrasses thresher sharks. Anemones, decorators, and hermit crabs can be spotted during night dives. Most dive sites are at range from 16 to 98 feet (5 to 30 meters) deep.
Sipalay City; located in Negros Occidental is one of the most famous diving destinations in this area. Its beautiful 1.2 km long white sandy beach is home to a variety of diving spots. You will find different species of corals in its dive sites. Enjoy its canyons and beautiful coral reefs at a depth ranging from 19 to 82 feet (6 to 25 meters) deep. On the eastern side of the island; Oriental Negros is Dumaguete city. It is also considered one of the most visited diving resorts in the island look for location on the Negros Island diving map. The underwater scenery is fantastic in this spot. Snorkeling, scuba diving and deep sea diving is available along its beautiful beaches.
Apo Island is a small volcanic island, 7km off the southeastern tip of Negros Island; only 30 minutes away. You can dive on walls from 16 to 82 (5 to 25 meters) and deeper, or drift diving in strong current with variety of marine life. Apo Island is a marine sanctuary and home to many kinds of underwater creatures that consider the coral reef surrounding the island their home. You may spot turtles and loads of large jacks as well as plenty of clownfish. Underwater photographers will have the opportunity to get some great shots here. There are blue-finned lionfish, dragonets, and several species of octopus as well as bobtail squid, snake eels, ghost pipefishes, cockatoo waspfish and sea horses.