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The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

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About Diving in the Philippines

With more than 7,000 islands and around 22,500 miles of coastline, it’s little surprise that the Philippines boasts nearly as many dive sites as former first lady Imelda Marcos had shoes!blue_tang

Underwater, divers are welcomed by a staggering array of variety, both in the type of dive sites and the abundance of marine life.

Divers with a penchant for the weird and small should remember their macro lenses because with mantis shrimp, pygmy seahorses, and nudibranchs aplenty, diving in the Philippines is a slug lover’s dream.

That’s not to say the big stuff isn’t here, it certainly is. Mantas, sharks, mola mola, rays and pelagic hunters all frequent the region.

On land, the people are as warm and welcoming as the waters. With white sandy beaches, excellent local food and drinks, and fantastic hospitality, you might never want to leave!


One for your diving bucket list, Amos Rock is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a reputation for its marine life. The only way to reach this Philippines dive site is by live aboard, permittable exclusively between March and June. This limited access is sure to make you feel like a VIP.

Amos Rock is a gem of the Tubbataha Reef and with dives conducted between 6 and 70 meters (19-229 ft), it can be enjoyed at different depths. Watch out for strong currents on the deeper end, these can be unpredictable.


Palawan is home to multiple shipwrecks — a testament to World War 2 and the attack on the Japanese Navy. 

One of the most popular wreck diving sites in the Philippines is the Akitsushima Wreck, located in world-renowned Coron Bay. Sunk in 1944, the Akitsushima is spread out and much debris is scattered away from the ship but visible during your dive.

Keep in mind that most of the wreckage is deemed too dangerous to penetrate, although you can visit the engine room if your training and dive leader allow it. The best time to dive here is between January and June and with depths between 22m and 35 meters (72-118ft), this Philippines dive site is best reserved for advanced divers who also hold a Nitrox certification. 

Things to see:

You can still see one of the ship’s anti-aircraft guns. Though the wreckage itself is a sight to behold, look out for the marine life that has claimed it. Parts of the ship are now covered in corals, gorgonians and purple sea fans. You might see barracuda, yellow fin tuna, and groupers too.

 Information about / Full Credit courtesy of: https://www.divein.com/philippines/diving-in-the-philippines/

ITDA Group International are expanding operations in the Philippines from a very positive base with some of the world's best diving and best training and certification programs, including from 2020 our NEW ITP Instructor Training and IHMP First Aid and Medical Training available...

We have a NEW Divepro training partner Mr. Don Carr and his team are "ITDA Philippines"....  Plus our existing ITDA Professionals...

researchResearch and Scientific Diving... The Philippines have many bio / reef projects and are always looking for divers to help with research and other bio diversity projects both paid and unpaid...

Our Research Diver Certifications are especially designed for this purpose to offer scuba and technical divers the opportunity to obtain the professional training and certification required to help and work with Research and Scientific Diving Projects.  With standards based on NOAA and UK HSE Research and Scientific diving. See ITDA Research Diver Program

We have a New "ITDA Philippines" training partner Mr. Doc Don Carr... Don and his team are inspiring new instructors to train divers to safer higher standards...  He can also help with training facilities registration with ITDA and Instructor / Leadership Crossovers and upgrades. Contact Don at: dkcarr0869@gmail.com

Don and his amazing team can also offer our academic and skills training and Assessments in many ITDA Specialist Diving Programs including our Research and Scientific Diver programs and Leadership / Instructor+ levels...

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