Often combined on liveaboard itineraries, Apo Reef and Coron offer the best of both worlds. The first is home to sharks, mantas and turtles, while the second boasts several World War II shipwrecks.
Often combined on liveaboard itineraries, Apo Reef and Coron offer a well-rounded scuba diving vacation. Apo Reef is one of the largest coral reefs in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll see several macro species along with reef sharks and the occasional manta ray. On the other hand, Coron Bay is one of the best wreck diving destinations in Southeast Asia. There are 6 intact, Japanese WWII wrecks within recreational limits. While Coron can be dived from land and Apo Reef is only a few hours from land, to see the best of both, you’ll want to dive from a liveaboard. Typical itineraries last 7 to 10 nights, and the best time to dive in the Philippines is from November to June.