8 Reasons to Dive The Philippines
1. Chosen as one of the Top Three Dive Sites in the World
It has been scientifically proven that we are the epicenter of marine biodiversity in the world. 488 of the 500 known coral species in the world are found here spread in over 13,000 square miles of coral reefs, many of which have been grown since the Ice Age. Plus there are over a thousand different species of marine life. All of this can be enjoyed with water temperatures averaging 28C. I will post more blogs giving the details about the Coral Triangle.
2. Delectable foods
Each region has also its own particular cuisine. Filipino food is a diverse blend of Oriental, European and American culinary tastes. Fresh seafood is abundant here.
3. Full of exotic and pristine beaches.
Boracay Island is but one of the countless beaches that you can enjoy here. With more than 7, 000 islands here, world- class beaches with crystal-blue waters of both the China Sea and the Pacific Ocean are abundant here. Explore the other top beaches here: Alona Beach of Panglao Island in Bohol, Coron and El Nido Islands of Palawan, Dumaguete, Camiguin Island and of course, White Beach and Lambok Beaches at Moalboal and Badian in Cebu
4. We are a vibrant, fun- loving and eclectic group of people
The Philippines has 16 regions each with their own particular culture, personality and beliefs. One thing that is similar in each and every Filipino is their hospitality and love of fun which is infectious.
5. Value spending
Here in the Philippines, your money will go a long, long way. We manufacture and export world- class products such as furniture, jewelry, accessories, food, guitars (made in Mactan) plus there are branches of globally- renowned brands here.
6 Relax and rejuvenate
Treat yourself at our spas and health centers at a fraction of the price in your country. Of course, you can enjoy a full-body massage in the newly opened Bay Spa at Turtle Bay Dive Resort.
7. We are an English- speaking country
Over 90% of the population speaks English in addition to Filipino and their own local language.
8. Philippine Fiestas
Filipinos never forget to be thankful for their own patron saints and bountiful harvest by celebrating their town’s festival. With countless towns and cities, we are a veritable land of fiestas and festivals anytime of the year. The famous Sinulog fiesta in Cebu City culminates on the 3rd Sunday of January each. The Moalboal fiesta is celebrated on May 15 & 16.