Indonesia Scuba Diving Resorts
It’s said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. With over 13,000 islands and the richest biodiversity in the world, breathless beauty for all awaits in Indonesia.
The natural excellence the Philippines abounds in offering seemingly endless options for divers. This country consists of over 7,000 islands, with over 1,200 dive sites to boot. Filipinos also have a world-renowned reputation for their friendly hospitality, which is sure to make any trip a special one. Cebu, Bohol, and Palawan beaches in the Philippines are consistently ranked among the top in the world and sit at the foot of lush tropical lands full of characteristic wildlife.
However, even more miraculous is what’s beneath the surface. Scuba diving in the Philippines means entrenching yourself in history. Located in the nutrient-rich Coral Triangle, astounding numbers of marine creatures populate the reefs. Whale sharks, pelagic fish, giant manta rays, seahorses, and countless kinds of frogfish, plus over 400 kinds of corals, will be there to greet you. Steep drop-offs and caves house soft and hard corals and thousands of fish species. Visitors can journey to these thriving underwater ecosystems via shoreline or a boat out onto the pristine and clear waters. You can even reserve a liveaboard to uncover the remote Tubbataha reef system.
Indonesia’s four islands – Salawati, Batanta, Waigeo, and Misool – contain the most coveted diving spectacles in the world. Raja Ampat Misool, in particular, is known for the famed “Magic Mountain,” where, in an extremely rare occurrence, both small and large reef mantas report for parasite cleanings. Virtually untouched by human hands, more world-class drop-off points are teeming with unusual creatures: manta rays, frogfish, blue-ringed octopuses, sea turtles, and ghost pipefish. Whether night, muck, reef, or drift scuba diving, travelers can venture back to the same spot multiple times and uncover something extraordinary every time. These unique species can potentially be seen all at once, which only adds to the mysteries of the sea that true divers find peace in exploring.
Perhaps the best part is, there are still sites waiting to be discovered. Will you be a part of the exploration? With endless possibilities for discovery, the Philippines is a must for any diver.