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Diving, phillipines vs Borneo!!

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1. Posted by _winston_ (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hey everybody!!

Me and my girlfriend are travelling and what to end our trip with 10 days diving. She will be taking the open water and I already have my advanced padi.

We are looking for 1) nice corals, many fish, clear sight 2) cheap 3) nice island/beach to chill out on and snorkel between the dives

Has anyone been both to Philippines and Borneo and can compare these aspects??
(before I have had my best dives near Komodo Island , Imdonesia)

We are thinking of around Cebu in Philippines and aroun Sipadan in Borneo.
We are going to be there in March.

Any ideas are welcome!!


2. Posted by _winston_ (Budding Member 13 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!


3. Posted by BeachBum_Couple (Budding Member 5 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

check out puerto galera philipines

4. Posted by _Alex_ (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hello there !

You should definitely try the Philippines, as it is one of the best place to dive in Asia. Puerto Galera as suggested by BeachBum_Couple or Malapascua Islands are also very nice. Anyway, there are plenty of spots, even Cebu and Bohol are good.

Hope you'll enjoy your stay !

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

5. Posted by adalaine.lia05 (Budding Member 4 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

I don't know what is cheap and what is expensive for you.. But if you really want the best diving site in the Philippines, Tubbataha reef is the place, it was located in Palawan.

It was a sea paradise on my opinion. The water was so clear, the sand was super white,mantaray, dolphin, sea turtles, and a hundred of different fishes are all over the place,colorful soft coral and massive corals, bulk of tuna and there are bird sanctuary too.

No need for a binocular to see how pretty r them.

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