The best time to dive in the Philippines is from November to April. The climate of the Philippines includes three distinct seasons. From July to November, the southwest monsoon brings wet weather and warm water. December to March is the northeast monsoon which is associated with strong winds. While April to June is usually dry with little wind. November to April is largely considered the best time to dive due to the lack of typhoons. These massive storms ravage the country from May to October. Water temperatures throughout the Philippines vary between 73-86°F (23-30°C) while air temperatures range from 77-90°F (25-32°C). Visibility in the Philippines also varies greatly depending on location. In the most remote destinations, such as Tubbataha Reef, visibility can reach up to 100 feet (30m) whereas sites close to Manila may only features visibility of 15 feet (5m). Marine life is a final consideration. Whale sharks appear in the greatest numbers from March to May. And Tubbataha Reef is only accessible from March to June.