Luxury Diving in the Philippines

With over 7,000 islands, warm waters and an abundance of coral reefs, it’s no surprise that the Philippines is a hugely popular diving destination. While the archipelago is renowned worldwide for its coral diving, luxury diving in the Philippines isn’t limited to reefs. You could find yourself diving in Dauin on the country’s best muck sites or exploring historic World War II wrecks in Coron.

When it comes to the Philippines, deciding exactly where to go may be a little daunting, but this is where we come in. And luckily, most of the country's top dive sites are within easy reach of some incredible hotels and resorts. Some of our favourite places for luxury diving in the Philippines are Anda, Coron and Dauin.


Anda, a small town on Bohol's east coast, is our top choice for anyone looking for a diverse range of dive sites. It's home to everything from muck sites, steep drop-offs and shallow coral gardens, with long stretches of powdery white sand beaches, fringing palm trees and turquoise blue waters. Amun Ini, a small luxury resort tucked away from the crowds, is a great base for exploring Anda. It's close to several dive spots, with an artificial reef just a stone's throw from their private beach.


If you're looking for wrecks, there's nowhere better for luxury diving in the Philippines than Coron. The waters around Coron are home to at least 12 wrecks, but the best ones are known as the 'Big 6'. These are Okikawa Maru (an oiler), Akitsushima (a seaplane), Kogyo Maru (a cargo vessel), Irako (a supply ship), Olympia Maru (a freighter) and an unnamed Japanese freighter. As you can imagine, Coron is a haven for wreck divers, and the kinds of creatures you may encounter range from barracuda to nudibranchs to groupers.


Dauin, on the south coast of Negros Island, is known throughout the Philippines as the best area for muck diving in the country. Although muck diving doesn't exactly scream luxury, divers flock to Dauin to see weird creatures such as cuttlefish and frogfish, as well as nudibranchs and seahorses. Above the water, Dauin has the signature white sand and palm trees of the tropics and top resorts like the Atmosphere Resort & Spa.

With world-class dive sites, idyllic beaches, and amazing resorts, diving in the Philippines should be on everyone's bucket list. Our team are big fans of the Philippines, and, using our insider knowledge, we can help you to create the perfect itinerary for your next luxury diving holiday in the Philippines.

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Emily C and Eleanor are our 'Luxury Diving in the Philippines' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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