Diving in Philippines
With over 7,000 islands and a magnificent coastline, the Philippines deserves it's nickname Asia's Diving Capital. Spectacular drop-offs, deep dives, caves, wrecks, and a richly varied marine life await the visitor. The variety of hard and soft corals is amazing . there are more than 500 species (the entire Caribbean only has around 60). Divers commonly see sharks, rays, moray eels, octopus, and sea snakes, along with innumerable species of fish, including groupers, jack, tuna, surgeonfish, parrot fish, sweetlips and lionfish, to name a few. Of the 100,000 known species of shellfish, over 21,000 are found here, including many that are unique to the Philippines. It's a diver's paradise!
Jack Jackson, Globetrotter Dive Guide to the Philippines, 2nd edn.,
New Holland Publishers: London, 2002