Scuba diving in Philippines
The Philippines diving is spectacular. The volcanic eruptions in the area have given the Philippines great landscapes and underwater areas. Philippine Islands lie North of the Malay Peninsula in South East Asia. From North to South, the archipelago extends over nearly 1850 kilometers.
Average air temperature: 13°C (°F) to 32°C (°F)
Average water surface temperature: 25° C (77 ° F) to 28° C (82° F)
Coldest time: December to February
Warmest time: May
Wet Season: May to October
Dry Season: November to April
There is a possibility of typhoons in the Central and Northern areas from June to November.
Visibility average: 10 to 40 meters, the rain season lower dramaticaly the visibility
The diving season lasts from early November to the end of May, with March tending to be the peak in the diving season.
Philippines diving offers a lot of different kinds of diving from fresh water caves in the country inland to current drift dives along walls. The Philippine Archipelago consists of 7,107 islands many of which are fringed by coral reef.
Philippines most famous diving area is the Visayan islands in the center of the Archipelago this area includs beautiful destinations like Leyte Island, Bohol Island, Cebu and the famous Negrous Island with its two provinces Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental; but there are lots of great places less dived but not less spectacular. Many areas still wait to be discovered. Invertebrates, especially sea slugs, attract many divers to Anilao's reefs.
Moalboal, a 2 hour and a half bus ride from Cebu City on the west coast. Pescador Island, 20 minutes by banca offers some of the finest diving in Moalboal. Whale sharks have been spotted in open waters on the South and to the Northeast, at 33 to 40 meters on the edge of the reef groups of hammerhead sharks gather. Two great dives are the Pescador Cathedral, an undersea formation resembling a giant funnel which drops to 115 feet and the Lionfish Cave.
Fauna and flora highlights: Whalesharks; hammerhead sharks and many more common sharks. Huge manta rays; stony corals; soft corals; worms; crustaceans and echinoderms.
I just wrote a few highligts but you can find more in the regional pages or in the dive center and liveaboard websites.