April/May diving in the Philippines
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Feb 21, 2013 6:30 AM Last Post By: leotam
Jan 28, 2013 2:30 AM
April/May diving in the PhilippinesFrom 20th of April until the 5th of May we are planning to dive in the Philippines, but are really doubting what to do (too much options:) ). We want to combine diving with seeing something of the country. We are looking for a relaxed dive atmosphere, basic is no problem.
After reading travel books, this forum and other websites we came up with the coming options:
Option 1: Apo Island - Malapascua island and Palawan (flying on Cebu)
But we realize that this is a little to much for 2 weeks?
If we skip either Apo Island or Malapascua what should we skip?
Option 2: Apo Reef and staying on Luzon
Option 3: Tubbataha (liveaboard tips?) and Palawan or only Palawan
We have a little budget but it should be worth it. Any tips what to do?
Thank you in advance for your help!
Jan 28, 2013 3:47 AM
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Jan 28, 2013 10:20 AM
3Going to be lots of naval activity around Tubbataha Reef for the near future while they try to extricate the American minesweeper that ran aground last week.
Jan 28, 2013 12:30 PM
Jan 28, 2013 5:00 PM
Jan 28, 2013 5:31 PM
6Agree with surfboy...Manila..fly Dumagette/Apo Island...ferry Tagblaran, Bohol/Alano Beach....bus to ferry to Maasin, Leyte..taxi to Sogod Bay.
If you are doing the trip after a long flight do it back to front. Sogod Bay was a 2 a day dive, so you have time to catch up on rest. Apo Island is 3 dive day, long day.
Jan 28, 2013 8:31 PM
7going between Bohol and Southern Leyte is a very common route for divers. so i would do that. Can easily spend a week in Bohol, diving off Balicasag, Pangloa and Cabilao islands.
If you do to Sogod bay do not miss the Padre Burgos pier as a night dive. Arguably one of the best night diving locations in the Philippines in my opinion.
Feb 21, 2013 6:30 AM
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