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Philippines :: Cebu

Situated in the middle of the Visayas region, Cebu has an international airport and is a great starting point from which to explore the whole region. Tour operators will gladly ferry you to the sites listed below and other neighbouring islands.

Essentially, diving can be split into four main areas - Malapascua Island in the north, Mactan Island close to Cebu city off the east coast, Moalboal off the west and Sumilon in the south. By far and away the most popular spot is Mactan Island. Whilst it does not necessarily offer the best diving around Cebu, the proliferation of dive sites warrants a seperate section. The other three are covered here.

Cebu City is the second busiest in the Phillipines and the island offers everything from fair diving on Mactan to more get-away locations. You can find wrecks, superb corals and small and large marine life all within a few hours journey of the capital.


Cebu at a glance

Accommodation : all standards

Currents : can be strong

Average cost of a dive :

Dive Sites : 20+

Dive Operators : 10+

Getting there : direct flights from Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. Internal flights. Transfer to sites 1-3 hours.

Off Season : July-February

The map below is interactive so click on the dive site to get more details.


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