World’s Best Snorkeling Is in the Philippines

Leather coral and damselfish 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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Allan – Jul 23, 2009 – Philippines Superb Alright

We spent a month checking out numerous spots. Apo Island – small and beautiful. Two 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.

Nicole and Galen – Oct 4, 2016 – More Info

Nicole and Galen – March 12, 2018 – Organized Group Trips

Our trips partner is now offering an organized group snorkeling trip to the Philippines. You can check it out here.

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