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Your Guide to Diving Philippines
includes Puerta Galera, Dumaguete, Anilao, Verde Island, ...

All of Undercurrent's information on diving Philippines, including articles, reader reports, Chapbook sections, ...

Diving Philippines Overview

One can get a great week of diving and accommodations here for roughly $1000 - much less if you're adventurous - so more North American divers have the Philippines on their radar screen. Major dive areas are concentrated around Batangas, Mindoro, Palawan, and the Visayas. The reefs are among the most diverse in the world, supporting more than 2,000 species of fish (the Great Barrier Reef, by comparison, supports around 1,500).

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Diving Philippines Reader Reports and Feature Articles

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The Most Recent Philippines Dive Reviews

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Dive Operation Resort Name/Area Reporter Dive Date
Atlantis Dive Resorts Review [same] / Puerta Galera John Moretto 2017/11
Island Adventure Review [same] / Bohol Toshihisa Tsunoda 2017/10
Acqua Resort & Dive Center Review [same] / Dumaguete, Negros Island William A ring 2017/10
Atlantis Dive Resorts Review [same] / Dumaguete Ann Donahue 2017/02
Atlantis Dive Resorts Review [same] / Puerto Galera Elizabeth Harvey 2017/10
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Diving Philippines Articles - Liveaboards

Belize, Bonaire, Florida, Philippines . . ., and a Cozumel dive shop with a great refund policy, 7/15

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Problems with the Siren Fleet, divers must evacuate two liveaboards in less than six months, 7/12
Atlantis Azores, Philippines, fantastic liveaboard but only fair diving at Tubbataha Reef, El Galleon good, 10/10

Diving Philippines Articles - Land Based

Crystal Blue Resort, Anilao, Philippines, making much of the muck, 11/17
What You Need to Know About The Philippines, 11/17
Managing Dive Trip Expectations, more readers report and tell it like it is, 10/16
The Good, the Bad and the Uncomfortable!, Undercurrent subscribers telling it like it is, 8/16
Mozambique, Mexico, Philippines . . ., more on the Thorfinn, and another Bonaire warning, 10/15
Magic Island and Atlantis-Dumaguete, Philippines, creature comforts, incredible sea life, affordable prices, 4/15
Costa Rica, Montserrat, St. Eustatius . . ., hidden gems, bad air and the jerk of the month, 7/14

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Seeking More Exotic Diving?, how about Russia, the Sardine Run, or an underwater cemetery?, 10/13
SeaQuest Dive Center, Philippines, a four-resort, 10-day dive Seafari for $150 a day, 8/13
Other Philippines Dive Sites, more destinations for cool critters and great values, 8/13
Kasai Village, Cebu, Philippines, even a typhoon cant affect the good diving, 3/13
Australia, Grand Cayman, Philippines . . ., and when its really the best time to dive in Raja Ampat, 11/11
Anilao, Puerto Galera and More: The Philippines, unique critters, easy travel, inexpensive dive resorts, 5/11
Malapascua and Panglao, Philippines, inexpensive diving on diverse reefs, 5/08
More Philippine Dive Resort Picks, 5/08
Atlantis Dive Resorts, Philippines, wild reefs, tame diving, 9/06
How Safe Are the Philippines?, 9/06
Three Stops in the Philippines, why are Americans missing out?, 9/02

Philippines Sections from Our Travelin' Diver's Chapbooks

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Editor's Book Picks for Scuba Diving Philippines
includes Puerta Galera, Dumaguete, Anilao, Verde Island, ...

The books below are my favorites about diving in this part of the world All books are available at a significant discount from Amazon.com; just follow the links. -- BD

Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific
by Paul Humann and Ned Deloach

Paul Humann and Ned Deloach have done it again, releasing a definitive identification guide to 1600 extraordinary reef creatures of the Tropical Pacific. with this 500+ page softbound guide, you get upwards of 2000 exceptional photos of shrimp and crabs and stars and worms and lobsters and nudibranchs and slugs and squid and bivalves . . . well, all those invertebrates that move along the reefs of this region without fining, so it seems. There are several photos of some creatures to help you identify them during different life stages, and about ten percent of the book is descriptive copy so you can tie down your identification. Even if you have no plans to go to the tropical Pacific, just to thumb through the pages, gawk at the complexity and uniqueness of these animals, and read a thumbnail sketch will give any serious diver vicarious thrills for endless hours.

Click here to order through Undercurrent and you’ll get Amazon’s best price -- and we'll get a cut of the proceeds to continue our reef-protection efforts.



Reef Fish ID Reef Fish Identification: Tropical Pacific
by Gerald Allen, Rodger Steene, Paul Humann, & Ned Deloach

At last, here's a comprehensive fish ID guide covering the reefs of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The generous 500-page text, displaying 2,500 underwater photographs of 2,000 species, identifies the myriad fishes that inhabit the warm tropical seas between Thailand and Tahiti. The concise text accompanying each species portrait includes the fish's common, scientific and family names, size, description, visually distinctive features, preferred habitat, typical behavior, depth range, and geographical distribution. This is an essential book for every diver traveling westward. 6x9 inches. Order through us, get Amazon.com's best price and a good hunk of the profit will be donated to preserve coral reefs.



Dive Sites of the Great Barrier Reef Dive Sites of the Great Barrier Reef
by Neville Coleman.

With 2900 reefs in 220,000 square miles, the enormous Great Barrier Reef has incredible dives -- and some very ordinary ones. If you're contemplating a trip, Neville Coleman's Dive Sites of the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea will help you ensure you pick the best. This 176 page book, with good maps and scores of colorful photos, describes the significant sites, the topography and the critters, then rates and ranks them so you can pick the best. Don't even consider a trip to Australia without consulting this. $24.95



Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide
by Gerald R. Allen, Roger Steene.

I was trying to pack light for a change. Surely the Solomon Sea would have good identification books aboard. Not so; the only book on the boat belonged to a fellow passenger. It was one that I had not seen before, the Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide, by two of the best fish guys around, Gerry Allen and Roger Steene. The problem was this fellow passenger kept it in a plastic baggie most of the trip and I had to beg to see it. Great book, good traveling size, and it covers everything from fish, shells, marine plants, mammals, corals, and invertebrates to sea birds and more. Now I've got my own, and it won't do you any good to beg me to borrow it. This is one of two books that I will not travel to the Pacific without. Good for travel to the Red Sea, East Africa, Seychelles, Mauritius, Maldives, Andaman Sea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, Micronesia, Polynesia, and Hawaii, it has 1,800 color illustrations in a 6x8 1/2 paperback format with 378 pages. $39.95.



Diving Southeast Asia There's a Cockroach in My Regulator
by Undercurrent

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You might find some other books of interest in our Editor's Book Picks section.

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