We've seen the islands now it's time to dive in: 12 aquatic adventures to get the heart thumping
Dive classic drop-offs, plus see manta rays and white-tip sharks off isolated atolls.
Rugged limestone islands surging up from aquamarine waters, perfect for kayaking between and picnicking on.
Explore sunken WWII Japanese wrecks around Busuanga Island.
Tourist-brochure stunner – utilise the breezy conditions and take to a windsurf.
Don a snorkel and swim with the marine world’s gentlest monsters.
Great for wall dives and close encounters with thresher sharks and banded sea snakes.
Fin amid coral atolls of extensive gorgonians, alongside mesmerising shoals of angelfish and eagle rays.
Picture-perfect west-facing slice of sand, super for sunsets and sundowners.
Get in the water with the giants of the sea, dugongs.
Sail between the coves and inlets of this picturesque harbour, popular with yachties.
Surf the breaks off Luzon’s east coast from October to March – San Juan has surf schools for beginners.
Dive close to the capital in this low-key resort; coral gardens here are good for novices.