Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
Top 30 Scuba & Snorkeling Diving Spots In Palawan
Palawan has many incredible scuba diving & snorkeling sites, that will cater to all levels, from advanced to novice, with stunning wrecks to explore and a multitude of marine life to experience. Here is our list of the top sites not to be missed.
Founded by philanthropist Tim Sykes, artist/photographer Mat Abad and film director Amir Zakeri, SaveTheReef is a project of Karmagawa, dedicated to saving the world’s oceans and marine life through a number of initiatives, including the fast-growing @savethereef account on Instagram and the launch of their upcoming film documentary.
Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park
The Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers 96,828 ha, including the North and South Atolls and the Jessie Beazley Reef. It is a unique example of an atoll reef with a very high density of marine species; the North Islet serving as a nesting site for birds and marine turtles. The site is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100-m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands.
If you have always wondered what it would feel like to be weightless and breathing underwater while swimming with the most amazing sea creatures, Submariner Diving Center’s PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is just what you need. The recreational program is available to anyone over the age of 10 and there is no need for certification. You will learn the basic skills and safety guidelines needed for scuba diving under the direct supervision of a professional diving instructor. Our dive masters and instructors have over 50 collective years of diving experience and are all PADI certified. Conveniently located in the center of El Nido, our experienced, high-performance diving team undertake diving programs with a high level of safety. For a whole new diving experience, we offer a Seafari consisting of a four-day three-night adventure to Coron where some of the most spectacular diving spots are.
One of the best spots in the World for Wreck diving! On the 24th of September 1944, 24 Japanese Ships were sunk by an American Air raid. 12 wrecks have been discovered so far. The shipwrecks are well preserved and are all located in quite shallow water.
Water Temperature: ranging from 25°C to 31°C depending on the season.
Currents: From gentle to strong depending on the tide and location.
Visibility: You can expect a visibility of 5m to 15m. The best visibility is usually during the dry season (November to May).
You can rent a boat for a Snorkeling day tour to visit the best sites. Like Barracuda Lake of Kayangan Lake, or Banol Beach and Twin Lagoon are also great for Snorkeling.For beautiful coral and a healthy reef life you can visit Siete Pecados or the Skeleton Wreck, enjoy and remember to respect the sites.
30 mins by boat to the north–west of Okikawa maru this dive-site is one of the best reefs in the region and offers you a beautiful, healthy environment with an excellent diversity of corals and fishes.Great visibility so perfect for photography
Part of the Natural Marine Park of the municipality of Cagayancillo, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, it is known as the global center of marine biodiversity.
Tubbataha reef lies in the middle of the Sulu Sea, approximately 50km southeast of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, the most western province of the Philippines.
Divers often remark on the breath taking experiences that they have been lucky to see, with such a diverse marine life and World War II ship wrecks to discover, it truly is a paradise. So before you plan your next beach vacation, remember that Palawan was Voted Best Island in the World again in 2020 for the fourth year in a row.
What You Get
Thousands of Nautical miles of open water to explore, herald Palawan as a water sports mecca.