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Philippines Dive Adventures out now!

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Pure Escapism: Your guide to the best diving in the Philippines. Anilao, Bohol, Cebu, Dauin, Puerto Galera, Tubbataha and much more… With 7,641 islands, the Philippines has it all! Let the Dive Travel Adventures and Scubaverse Media Team take you on an incredible tour above and below water in the World’s Leading Dive Destination.

Philippines Dive Adventures, a special sister publication to Dive Travel Adventures, is available now!

Download your FREE digital copy of the magazine HERE!

This print and digital magazine is packed full of incredible photography and first person travel experiences from some of the leading underwater photographers and travel journalists in the world. Philippines Dive Adventures will inspire you to pack your bags, put on your scuba gear and explore this incredible destination.

From amazing marine encounters to in-depth local dive info and tours, Philippines Dive Adventures offers you an exclusive insight into the hottest and coolest dive spots the Philippines has to offer. Get ready to tick some incredible underwater adventures off your wish list!

In Philippines Dive Adventures:

  • CEBU – Uwe Jacobs and Frogfish Photography explore magnificent Moalboal, Mactan Island and Malapascua.
  • APO REEF – Join multi-award winning Tobias Friedrich as he travels to Apo Reef, Mindoro.

  • DAUIN, DUMAGUETE & APO ISLAND – Share Frogfish Photography’s memories of Negros Oriental – home to some of the most popular dive spots in the Philippines.
  • TICAO ISLAND – Manta magic in this untouched and spectacular pelagic spot, brought to you by Andrew Marriott and Gutsy Tuason.
  • PUERTO GALERA – This hotspot for biodiversity needs little introduction but Dr Alex Tattersall puts his unique spin on the wonders of the Verde Island Passage and more.

  • SOGOD BAY – A pristine and untouched destination in Southern Leyte that is rapidly gaining a reputation for its incredible critter treasures, brought to you by Dr Alex Tattersall.
  • SUBIC BAY – Frank Schneider shares why this bay on the west coast of Luzon is one of the world’s top spots for wreck divers.
  • TUBBATAHA REEFS – This UNESCO World Heritage Site is accessible only by liveaboards but wow, is it worth it! Wolfgang Poelzer showcases one of the top destinations in the world for reef diving.
  • ANILAO – The birthplace of Scuba Diving in the Philippines and now one of the world’s best muck diving and UWP spots. Resident Mike Bartick talks Blackwater Diving and more.
  • SIQUIJOR ISLAND – Andrej Oblak explains how multiple marine sanctuaries, many accessible from the shore, and mystical traditions attract visitors from all over the world to this tiny island in the Central Visayas.
  • BOHOL – Justifiably famous and home to incredible experiences above water as well as below, Frogfish Photography take you on a tour of the wonders of Bohol: Anda, Panglao, Balicasag and Cabilao.
  • CAMIGUIN ISLAND – Bo Mancao and Ram Yoro showcase the pristine and spectacular jewel in the Philippines crown that is Camiguin Island.
  • CORON BAY – World class wreck diving and jaw dropping scenery in beautiful Palawan’s Coron. This must-visit destination is introduced by Andrew Marriott and Ram Yoro.

  • PLUS… Directory of Dive Centres, Liveaboards and Hyperbaric Chambers, Travel Guide to each destination, and a map and handy key system that shows you where to go for the type of diving you want to experience throughout the Philippines.

View or download a digital copy of Philippines Dive Adventures HERE.

Want a printed copy? The printed edition of Philippines Dive Adventures is available to pick up FREE from dive centres throughout the UK and Ireland now, so make sure you pick up your copy today. See a complete list of stockists HERE.

In addition to being available from dive centres, copies will also be delivered to your door with orders from selected manufacturers and dealers. You can also pick up your FREE copy of Philippines Dive Adventures from the Scubaverse or Philippines Department of Tourism stand at various dive shows and events over the coming months.

We hope you enjoy reading Philippines Dive Adventures! Let us know your thoughts on our new publication in the comments below!

Philippines Dive Adventures is part of the Dive Travel Adventures family of magazines from Scubaverse Media. Keep up to date on our Dive Travel Adventures Facebook page and on Instagram.


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Save on NEW Emperor Harmoni

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The launch of Emperor Harmoni – Emperor Divers’ brand-new liveaboard in Indonesia – is just a few weeks away with the finishing touches currently taking place. And, to welcome her to their fleet, Emperor have put together an offer as magnificent as the boat herself.

Anyone booking a trip on Harmoni for 2022 or 2023 will receive a 25% discount if they book and confirm before October 1st 2022.

That means the first guests on board can not only explore and dive the Indonesian waters in the finest of style but do so at an incredible price. And sailing on Harmoni really is fine.

She is a 24-berth, traditional Indonesian phinisi-style vessel which has been bespoke made using a combination of Emperor’s vast experience of liveaboards and the expertise of legendary Indonesian boat builder Pak Haji.

Constructed almost entirely by hand using Sulawesi ironwood, Harmoni has been designed specifically to offer the finest diving experiences possible in spacious surroundings of the very highest standard.

The beautifully-finished cabins all have en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning while the deck areas offer plenty of comfortable places to sit and maybe even enjoy a relaxing massage. The dining area is spacious and serves the high-quality food and drink you would expect from an Emperor Divers holiday.

The first trip leaves on September 16th and will cruise from Bali, taking in the wonderful scenery of Moyo Island, Sumbawa and Sangean Volcano before finally reaching Komodo National Park. 

The offer is valid on new bookings only and discount is not to be combined with group free places or any other discount or promotion.

Email reservations@emperordivers.com to confirm pricing and availability or speak personally to the Emperor Divers’ reservation team to find out more.

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Reef-World launches Green Fins Japan!

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The Reef-World Foundation, the Onna Village Diving Association, the local government, and Oceana are delighted to announce that Japan is now the 14th country globally to implement the Green Fins initiative – a UN Environment Programme initiative. Onna Village in Okinawa is the first Japanese tourist destination to adopt Green Fins environmental standards to reduce the threats associated with diving and snorkelling on the marine environment.

Green Fins is piloted in Onna Village, Okinawa prefecture, an area renowned for its marine sports and has been working to protect its reefs for many years. Green Fins is implemented as part of the national Sustainable Development Goals project, which aims to manage and illustrate to the local industry how sustainable tourism can play a role in reef conservation. The economic benefits of the reefs benefit not only the fisheries industry but also the tourism industry as it has rocketed in recent decades.

If the project is successful – proving the value of sustainable tourism – the model has the potential to be escalated to a national level. A wide rollout would allow Reef-World to focus on uptake and expansion into other marine tourism and biodiversity hotspots across Japan. Green Fins implementation in Japan would provide practical solutions to many of the common problems faced in the area. It would also help to promote high standards for diving in the country. Improving the quality of the diving industry through Green Fins would demonstrate the added value of Onna Village’s tourism product. This, in turn, will encourage tourists to spend more time and money diving in the region.

Following a week of training by Reef-World (23 to 28 May 2022), Japan now has a national Green Fins team comprised of four fully certified Green Fins Assessors and two Green Fins Coordinators from Oceana and the local government. They will be responsible for recruiting, assessing, training and certifying dive and snorkel operators to become Green Fins members in the country. This involves providing training about the ecology and threats to coral reefs, simple and local everyday solutions to these threats and Green Fins’ environmental standards to dive and snorkel operators. Green Fins membership will help marine tourism operators improve their sustainability and prove they are working hard to follow environmental best practices as a way of attracting eco-minded tourists.

James Harvey, Director at The Reef-World Foundation, said: “We are really excited to finally introduce Green Fins in Japan. We have been planning this for almost three years, but the travel restrictions related to the pandemic hindered progress. The diving industry in Okinawa and the marine life upon which it has been built is so unique, it must be preserved for generations to come. The Okinawa diving community is very passionate about protecting their marine environment, and Green Fins has given them an opportunity to collectively work to reduce their environmental impact and pursue exemplary environmental standards.”

Diving and snorkelling related damage to sensitive marine ecosystems, including coral reefs, is becoming an increasingly significant issue. This damage makes them less likely to survive other local and wider stressors, such as overfishing or plastic debris and the effects of climate change. Based on robust individual assessments, the Green Fins initiative helps identify and mitigate these risks by providing environmental consultation and support to dive and snorkel operators. Through Green Fins implementation in Japan, Reef-World aims to reduce negative environmental impacts in the region by reaching 10 marine tourism operators, training 50 dive guides and raising awareness of sustainability best practices among 10,000 tourists in the first year.

Yuta Kawamoto, CEO of Oceana, said: “Green Fins will help to unify all the conservation efforts in Okinawa by applying the guidelines in many areas and raising tourists awareness. We hope this will increase the sustainable value in the diving industry and in turn increase the diving standards in the country.”

Green Fins is a UN Environment Programme initiative, internationally coordinated by The Reef-World Foundation, which aims to protect and conserve coral reefs through environmentally friendly guidelines to promote a sustainable diving and snorkelling tourism industry. Green Fins provides the only internationally recognised environmental standards for the diving and snorkelling industry and has a robust assessment system to measure compliance.

To date, four dive operators in Onna Village have joined the global network of 600+ trained and assessed Green Fins members. These are: Benthos Divers, Okinawa Diving Center, Arch Angel and Pink Marlin Club. There has also been significant interest from other operators, even those that are not located in Onna Village, for Green Fins training and assessment.

Suika Tsumita from Oceana said: “Green Fins serve as an important tool for local diving communities to move towards a more sustainable use of their dive sites; so that they can maintain their scenic beauty and biological richness to provide livelihoods for many generations to come.”

For more information, please visit www.reef-world.org or  www.greenfins.net/countries/japan. Dive and snorkel operators interested in signing up for Green Fins can find the membership application form at: www.greenfins.net/how-to-join.

Dive and snorkel operators in Japan interested in signing up to be Green Fins members can contact the Green Fins Japan team at japan@greenfins.net.

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