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The numbers are simply astounding. The Philippines include more than 7,100 islands, more than 1,000 species of marine life, hundreds of World War II (WWII) wrecks, dozens of sites that feature such unique encounters as dugongs and thresher sharks, and one Coral Triangle. It’s the Coral Triangle that you want to pay attention to because being within this region of the world means that the Philippines are in the middle of the most biodiverse underwater realm on the planet. Like most top destinations, the Philippines throws you the entire kitchen sink to experience, and provides places to return to over and over again. Places like the legendary Tubbataha reef system in the Sulu Sea, which is live-aboard access only and the boats fill up as much as two years in advance to dive this remote region. Names to know are Cebu, Puerto Galera, Bohol, Dumaguete and Palawan. Each are not simply dive destinations, they’re dive universes with wrecks, reefs, macro and sharks. And, if the notable underwater experiences aren’t overwhelming enough, the dive regions in the Philippines are devastatingly beautiful with a tropical tableau that will have you dreaming while still awake.

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