LOOK: Philippines named as World’s Leading Diving Destination

There is no stopping the Philippines when it comes to beautiful destinations.

In the recent World Travel Awards or WTA, the Philippines bagged two awards. The Department of Tourism or DOT was excited to share that the country was named 2019’s World’s Leading Dive Destination. The ceremony was held at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman.

The Philippines came head to head with eight dive destinations like Azores Islands, Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Cayman Islands, Fiji, Galapagos Islands, Great Barrier Reef in Australia, Maldives, and Mexico.

Discover Scuba Diving with Seaquest in Panglao Island, Bohol

“Dubbed by marine experts and scientists as the heart of marine biodiversity in the world, our country is home to the highest concentration of coral reef life and an astounding variety of marine species. This latest recognition is a validation that the Philippines is truly a premier dive destination,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said.

Discover Scuba Diving with Seaquest in Panglao Island, Bohol

The Philippines’ other award was for Amanpulo Resort that was awarded World’s Leading Dive Resort.

Some dive sites that many foreigners are checking out in the Philippines are Tubbataha and Apo Reef which are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The later is the second-largest contiguous coral reef in the world and the largest one in the Philippines.