Considered to be the gateway to the south, Davao province is located at the south of Mindanao Island. It is the home of the infamous durian fruit and its capital is ranked as one of the largest in the world, by land area. It is serviced by an international airport.
Whilst there is little to mention in the way of diving around Mindanao as a whole, this specific area is worth checking out. Most of the sites are located around Samal and Talikud Islands in the Davao Gulf, east of the capital. There are also a couple further south off the tip of General Santos.
There are a multitude of individual sites around the islands, many of which are very similar, so we have focused on the main ones, with mention being made of the others.