Malapascua island diving

Philippines Diving

Map of the Philippines

The Philippines has some of the best and most varied diving in the world.

The Philippines was not really known for diving when TSD first opened in 2004, in fact it was very little touristed at all, but Andrea and Trevor, the founders of TSD, knew its secret and decided to make Malapascua their home. In recent years it has finally gained recognition and now is often voted “Best diving destination” by divers. Most of the things on your “to see” list can be found here, at least on the macro side, and once you come, you will wanted to keep returning for more! 

If you want to do a tour of various dive sites we can arrange a package for you. See below for some of the options and if it’s not included, feel free to contact us. 


Moalboal is known as having some of the best wall diving in the Philippines and if famous for its huge sardine baitball, aka “The Sardine Run.”

Turtles, occasional whale sharks and whitetip sharks.

Cabilao is a macro lover’s dream. You can see all kinds of small critters. 

A great place for beginners.

Apo Island/Dumaguete/Dauin

Apo Island is a marine reserve and so has amazing marine life. Beautiful corals, big school of jacks, and turtles. 

There are often strong currents so it is better for advanced divers. Dauin is a muck diver’s dream.

Southern Leyte

Barracudas Malapascua Island

Largely unexplored territory, Southern Leyte has some great diving. 

Excellent corals, varied marine life and whale sharks are quite common at certain times of the year.

Bohol / Alona Beach / Panglao / Anda

Alona Beach boast Balicasag and Pamlican Islands, both great dive sites with good visibility and plenty of marine life.

Puerto Galera

Wall dive Malapascua Island

Located near Manila, Puerto Galera is famous for some beautiful diving.

Tubbataha Reef

Available only as a liveaboard.