For scuba diving, the country is one of the most affordable in the world, the cheapest Asia Southeast. Extremely competitive prices, are displayed in dollars. A 20 € on average for a dive (equipment included).
However, this abundance is threatened by commercial exploitation which causes massive destruction by cyanide and dynamite. Fish disappear, deprived of their environment.
The first targets are easily accessible reefs. Many fishermen living on the coast have resorted to the use of natural extracts poisonneuses roots, to support their families. This illegal method is difficult to control and particularly harmful. In the aftermath, several cases of poisoning entire families were revealed.
Marine resources are therefore more protected and classified as marine reserves. In " snorkeling", we can already see wonders, but this is the perfect opportunity to swap his mask and snorkel against a bottle. Furthermore sponges, corals beads, soft, hard, bright plants and shellfish, there are about 2000 species of fish.
The country is known for hosting the largest variety in the world, groupers, scorpion fish, moray eels, seahorses, surgeons, wrasse, parrot fish, stone fish etc. ...
Large marine mammals are listed at number twenty species such as dolphins, sharks and whales and sperm whales are rare. Some sites in the Philippines are more conducive to observe.
Around Bantayan Island, at the northern tip of Cebu and Negros; around Pandan Island, west of Mindoro and Romblon. Whales and dolphins are usually found to Tañon Strait between the island of Negros and Cebu in the Bohol Sea and the Gulf of Davao.