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Want to go Scuba Diving in Barbados, the South East Caribbean?

Want to go Scuba Diving in Barbados, the South East Caribbean?

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The reefs and edges just off the coast of this small tropical Caribbean paradise are home to many different plant species, coral and sponge life. The sheer diversity of the reefs here is simply astou... Read more

Scuba Diving beautiful New Zealand

Scuba Diving beautiful New Zealand

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There are many dive centers in New Zealand as this country is perfectly positioned to see a number of wonderful rugged coastlines covering its two islands of the South and the North.  Dive s... Read more

Scuba Diving Certification - PADI or NAUI?

Scuba Diving Certification - PADI or NAUI?

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If you’ve been looking at taking up scuba diving then you’ll have realized that there are a number of certification varieties than you can take out in order to be able to travel the world... Read more

Five Best Scuba Diving Spots In The Canary Islands

Five Best Scuba Diving Spots In The Canary Islands

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Dive Holidays come only a few days a year. So if the opportunity presents itself, one should take advantage and plan a getaway to remember. It is particularly enticing to see pristine waters and pow... Read more

Coral Bay Diving – The Ningaloo Reef - Australia’s Forgotten Reef

Coral Bay Diving – The Ningaloo Reef - Australia’s Forgotten Reef

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If you’re thinking of heading out to Australia for some of the best scuba diving in the world then you’re probably already thinking of the Great Barrier Reef. However, Western Australia h... Read more

6 Things You Need to Know About Scuba Diving in Bali -

6 Things You Need to Know About Scuba Diving in Bali -

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Bali, Indonesia is a popular scuba diving destination in Asia. The country’s rich culture, scenic landscape and serene lifestyle offer sanctuary to harried travelers who need to break away from... Read more

Shopping and choosing a Dive Computer

Shopping and choosing a Dive Computer

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Since the early 1970s divers have seen their pastime and favorite hobby revolutionized by a series of technological advances. As computers become part of our daily lives, divers have also taken a... Read more

Dive and Snorkeling Sites off Ambergris Caye, Belize

Dive and Snorkeling Sites off Ambergris Caye, Belize

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  Along the entire length of Ambergris Caye the reef is comprised of spectacular three dimensional coral formations which include canyons, grottoes and tunnels. Curiously, the more common reef f... Read more

Laughing and Diving at Deep Blue Dive Resort, Utila

Laughing and Diving at Deep Blue Dive Resort, Utila

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Relaxed, at home, fun, great vib!!!....is what I felt during my stay at Deep Blue Dive Resort on the island of Utila. Steve, the owner, I must say, is one of the most unique people I have ever met. W... Read more

New Cold Water coral habitat Found!!!

New Cold Water coral habitat Found!!!

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Researchers on Australia’s RV Southern Surveyor were surveying the Coral Sea as part of a marine science expedition, when they discovered a new coldwater coral habitat called the Gloria Knolls.... Read more

Roatan Island Marine Park and Conservation

Roatan Island Marine Park and Conservation

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The Roatan Marine Park (RMP) is a grass roots, community-based, non-profit organization located on the island of Roatan, 50 kilometers off the mainland coast of Honduras. Our organization was formed... Read more

Scuba Diving and enjoying Boracay Island in the Philippines

Scuba Diving and enjoying Boracay Island in the Philippines

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Boracay island is a world-class tourist and scuba diving destination in the southern Philippines. It is one of the most popular getaways in the Philippines, attracting close to one million local and ... Read more

Man proposes to girlfriend while Scuba Diving in Mexico

Man proposes to girlfriend while Scuba Diving in Mexico

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So sweet. A couple of scuba divers decide to go for a dive. The boyfriend plans his proposal for 6 months, then pops the question below the surface off the Mexico coast. By the excess bubbles, the ... Read more

Post Dive Flying – Flying Implications After Scuba Diving

Post Dive Flying – Flying Implications After Scuba Diving

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The experience of scuba diving and the variety of dive sites which are spread across the world mean that it is only natural that you’ll probably be flying before and after your trip. Whilst you... Read more

Scuba Diving off the Island of Roatan in Honduras

Scuba Diving off the Island of Roatan in Honduras

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Roatan is an island just off the north coast of the Central American country of Honduras. It is surrounded by several other islands, most of which are smaller, and include Utila, Guanaja, Hog Island... Read more

Why Scuba Diving in the Turks and Caicos?

Why Scuba Diving in the Turks and Caicos?

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If you are a scuba diver, there is a chance that you’ve heard of the Turks and Caicos Islands. This is a popular scuba diving location about 60 minutes away from Miami. In the next few lines, y... Read more

The Mesoamerican Reef

The Mesoamerican Reef

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The Mesoamerican Reef is the two largest barrier reef in the Atlantic.  The Mesoamerican Reef is so large, diverse, and pristine that it has been called the "jewel" of the Caribbean...and I call... Read more

Scuba Diving with thescubadivingdirectory.com team in Honduras on the island of Roatan.

Scuba Diving with thescubadivingdirectory.com team in Honduras on the island of Roatan.

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We loved the only 2.5 hour direct flight from Houston to Central America and the  island of Roatan, and love the nice locals as well as all the xpats of Americans, English, Italians and even Sou... Read more

Important Steps to Avoid Decompression Sickness...or The Bends.

Important Steps to Avoid Decompression Sickness...or The Bends.

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Decompression illness is one of the leading concerns if you’re a diver, with the sickness a major risk for scuba divers. The severity of decompression sickness can range from light headedness a... Read more

The Perfect Scuba Diving Adventure in Key West, Florida!

The Perfect Scuba Diving Adventure in Key West, Florida!

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It’s not surprising that divers across the world hail Key West, Florida as one of the best locations for scuba diving. Apart from the scenic landscape that’s distinctive of the Florida ... Read more

Michael's trip to Utopia and visit to our dive centers listed on in TheScubaDivingDirectory.com

Michael's trip to Utopia and visit to our dive centers listed on in TheScubaDivingDirectory.com

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Well, I arrived on Utila last night after a great catamaran trip over from Roatan on Captain Vern's daily trips between the islands.Check out the blog for some new pics, video and stats, then I am off... Read more

Scuba Diving in the Bahamas

Scuba Diving in the Bahamas

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Scuba diving in the Bahamas is one of the world’s most sought after pastimes for thrill seekers fascinated in an underwater world experience that will stay with them for the rest of their live... Read more

Scuba Diving off the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea

Scuba Diving off the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea

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Located between Britain and Ireland, the Isle of Man offers world-class diving spots rich in diverse marine life and underwater attractions. There are only two ways to reach the island: by ferry or b... Read more

Experts Called in After Shark Attack Causes Fatality in Sharm El-Sheikh

Experts Called in After Shark Attack Causes Fatality in Sharm El-Sheikh

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Egyptian authorities have called in an international team of shark experts to "assess and advise on the best course of action" after the Red Sea resort of Sharm el- Sheikh experienced five shark att... Read more

Scuba Diving the Banco Chinchorro atoll in the western Caribbean.

Scuba Diving the Banco Chinchorro atoll in the western Caribbean.

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Diving Banco Chinchorro, the western hemisphere´s largest coral atoll, is on most seasoned divers´ shortlist. It has earned a reputation as one of the last unspoiled dive destinations thi... Read more

Scuba Diving off the Island of Crete in Greece

Scuba Diving off the Island of Crete in Greece

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Crete is the largest and most populated island in Greece's Mediterranean link of islands. Its warm waters offer virtually ideal year-round diving conditions. In the winter months of December and Janu... Read more

Scuba Diving around Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea

Scuba Diving around Sharm El Sheikh on the Red Sea

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Sharm El Sheikh Local Dives covers all the dive sites north and south of Naama Bay between the straits of Tiran and the town of Sharm El Sheikh. You reach the different local dive sites from Naama Ba... Read more

Macro photography in scuba diving.

Macro photography in scuba diving.

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Macro photography is defined as photography where the image projected on your sensor is life size. This is referred to as a 1:1 magnification ratio, meaning the magnification is the actual size of t... Read more

Red Sea Scuba Diving Destination El Gouna - Scuba Diving In El Gouna

Red Sea Scuba Diving Destination El Gouna - Scuba Diving In El Gouna

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El Gouna is a great divers' destination in the Red Sea Riviera. For new divers, heated pools and calm local reefs provide an excellent start to your diving experience. For more experienced divers, El... Read more

Scuba Diving Hurghada on the Red Sea

Scuba Diving Hurghada on the Red Sea

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The best time to come out to the Red Sea area of Hurghada is during the months from March to September. Diving conditions are perfect here during this period, although July and August can get oppress... Read more

Moorea - Tahiti Dive Sites

Moorea - Tahiti Dive Sites

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PAPETOAI POINTThe best spot for beginners and lessons in the lagoon. On a white sand valley, coral patches with a lot of small coloured fish are waiting for you. A little bit deeper, you will encount... Read more

Dahab on the Red Sea - Scuba Diving Destination

Dahab on the Red Sea - Scuba Diving Destination

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Dahab, the famous town of the Red Sea Riviera, is a great diving holiday destination for the experienced diver and for someone wanting to obtain their scuba diving certification. World-famous dive si... Read more

Paddleboarding and Scuba Diving the Caribbean in Roatan And Utila Honduras

Paddleboarding and Scuba Diving the Caribbean in Roatan And Utila Honduras

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  I recently had the opportunity of paddleboarding the beautiful waters of Honduras. While residing on the islands of Roatan and Utila for six months, I ate, drank and slept scuba diving. And wh... Read more

Our divers told us what was important to them when searching online for a dive center or resort.

Our divers told us what was important to them when searching online for a dive center or resort.

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A few weeks ago, we asked our 13,000 Facebook and Twitter divers, followers and members    " What is most important to you when searching online for a dive center, resort or liveaboard... Read more

Shark fishing banned in Mexican waters

Shark fishing banned in Mexican waters

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The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (Conapesca) decided to ban the fishing of all shark species in federal waters on both coasts in order to contribute to the conservation of the res... Read more

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Apr 18
2013

Scuba Diving Cebu in the Philippines

Posted by: sddiver96

sddiver96

Scuba diving in the Philippines would not be complete without a visit to the coral reefs of Cebu. Up until recently the area was a marine reserve belonging to the administration of two of the largest islands nearby. Many diving clubs lay claim to this region being the best diving experience in the Philippines. The main best spots in the Cebu area are Nalusuan Island, Hilutungan Island, Talima and Tambuli.

If you dive down on the south eastern quarter of Cebu you can watch some whale sharks, in particular in the Oslob area. It will take around four and a half hours travel by car from Maribago but it will be well worth it as in recent years divers have reported seeing schools of whale sharks in some cases 24-strong. 


The best time to look for the whale sharks is when the waters are slightly cooler in September and October time. But be warned as there are a number of restrictions that divers should adhere to when diving to see the whale sharks. You must not go within five metres of the sharks and you cannot feed them under any circumstances. Also, make sure you do not use a flash when taking pictures underwater. Divers must also refrain from applying any body lotions before going to see the sharks. 


The marine sanctuary around Talima Islands is perfect for seeing unspoilt reefs and less in the way of crowds. Many of the tiny, colourful tropical fish can actually come up to you so close you can touch them with your hands. Malapascua scuba diving is another region where diving is an experience of a lifetime. Here scuba teams will find a huge mountain range cascading into warm seas and white beaches, where coral reefs offer the diver a chance to snorkel rather than dive as the reefs are only four of five foot deep in many places. One of the advantages of the snorkeling experience here is that you can fly on to other areas in Cebu by light aircraft without having to worry about pressure and sudden pressure change in the body after a deep dive. 


The weather in Cebu is always very warm to hot, even at night. There is no real cool or hot season. All year round the temperature reaches around 30C (86F) by day and drops to around 26C (79F) at night.

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