From thresher sharks in Malapascua to giant bait balls in Moalboal and the healthy corals at Apo Island, the Visayas in the central Philippines boast dive sites to please every liveaboard diver.
A large group of islands in the central Philippines, the Visayas are known for their biodiversity. To the north, Malapascua features skittish thresher sharks, while whale sharks roam the surrounding seas. Furthermore, Moalboal, Balicasag and Apo Island are all world-class dive sites rich in marine life. Schools of jacks, sardine balls and reef sharks are just a few of the animals you’ll see. Healthy coral reefs host pygmy seahorses, mandarinfish and more. Because the Visayas have so many amazing dive destinations, you’ll need to travel by liveaboard to see all the best sites in a single vacation. Typical itineraries last 7 to 10 nights, and the best time to visit is from November to June.