World's Best Snorkeling Is in the Philippines

by Dale
(Bend, OR)

We think that the world's best snorkeling is in the Philippines. We have snorkeled all over the world, in Hawaii, many places in the Caribbean, and on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

I don't even remember exactly where it was (Panglao?) but it was a tiny little reef, in very shallow water, maybe two feet deep, and absolutely covered in small tropical fish.

It was not a big area, but we remember it the most.

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Jan 10, 2009
Philippines Snorkeling - Droolllll
by: Galen & Nicole

We can't wait to snorkel in the Philippines. It is on our list! Thanks for wetting our appetite.

Jul 23, 2009
Philippines superb alright
by: Allan

We spent a month checking out numerous spots. Apo Island - small and beautiful. 2 cozy little resorts - inexpensive. But the snorkeling!!!! 1000 acres of marine sanctuary; mega cities of clownfish; crystal clear water; 1-2 meters depth.

Also Palawan - El Nido / Bascuit Bay - might be one of the most beautiful places anywhere. Very much like Halong Bay in Vietnam but bigger and better. Very unspoiled. Almost all the snorkeling spots are great.

Oct 04, 2016
More Info
by: Nicole & Galen

We are getting some good information about where the snorkeling is good in the Philippines on this page too.

May 20, 2020
Group Trip Option
by: Nicole & Galen

Our trip partner offers a well-reviewed organized group Philippines snorkeling trip that visits two different resorts. There is wonderful house reef snorkeling and boat snorkel trips included.

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