Wreck Diving Liveaboard Philippines Coron and Apo Reef in February 2026 - "Best of Philippines" with Patrik Jonson
Right now SEK 3000 discount if you book by June 30, 2024.

Experience - A diving destination with everything from wreck diving, liveaboard, macro diving, large animals, coral reefs - that's how you can easily describe the Philippines. There are tons of places here and each place has a lot to offer, so you can go to the Philippines multiple times without having to do and experience the same thing again. On this diving trip we have put together two favorites, Puerto Galera which is perhaps the most famous place in the Philippines and which became the first real diving destination in the country. Coron is the diving mecca of the Philippines for wreck diving and you will come here for a few days during the tour to experience the wings of history beneath the surface.

A few days of wonderful relaxation with lots of mixed diving in Puerto Galera get you ready to then go out to the northern parts of the Sulu Sea towards the fantastic Apo Reef. Don't confuse it with Apo Island located in Dauin, this is a completely different type of diving. Dramatic walls, sloping reefs and coral gardens with rich marine life and often large fish.

Mantas, eagle rays, stingrays, reef sharks, thresher sharks, hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and much more are regularly seen here. Here you will experience the amazing diving of the Sulu Sea with amazing coral walls, sponges, black coral and gorgonians extending from steep rock walls, echinoderms, octopuses, crustaceans and an incredible variety of fish color and enliven this environment. To make your liveaboard and diving trip really exciting, you then continue to Coron in northern Palawan, where you dive for a number of days on the large wrecks from the Second World War and, if you're lucky, you'll be able to see dugongs. After the wrecks in Coron, the trip goes back to Puerto Galera.

Your accommodation – Accommodation in Puerto Galera is very good and the diving resort is a lovely oasis where you can relax between your dives. All rooms are nicely designed, large and spacious, air-conditioned and of course own showers and toilets and everything is embedded in tropical greenery. The resort has a spa and pool for relaxation and relaxation. On board the liveaboard you enjoy air-conditioned cabins with plenty of space, a nice sun deck with jacuzzi, a spacious dining room/lounge and a large, spacious diving deck. The food is very good overall and high quality in both places.

Ambassador Patrik Jonson - Your ambassador on the trip is Patrick Johnson who have been to the Philippines a lot and will take you on a real adventure that can suit everyone, divers and non-divers alike, beginners or more experienced. He has extensive diving and travel experience and has been to the Philippines before and will give you tips on future trips and also help you develop your UV photography skills.

Features

TRAVEL DESTINATION
APO REEF & CORON + PUERTO GALERA

DATE OF DEPARTURE
Feb 09 2026

RETURN DATE
Feb 21 2026

LENGTH OF THE TRIP
11 NIGHTS

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT
RESORT AND LIVEABOARD

LIVING
ATLANTIS RESORT AND LIVEABOARD

TARGET GROUP
DIVER

GROUP LEADER
PATRICK JOHNSON

MAX NUMBER OF TRAVELERS
16

PRICE PER PERSON
SEK 59 excl. flight

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COMPLETE TRAVEL INFORMATION

Puerto Galera, Apo reef and Coron, Philippines

Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera in the Philippines is beautifully situated by the sea and is surrounded by lushly vegetated mountains. It is considered one of the most beautiful but also most developed diving resort areas in the country. It started here with simple tourism. Locals accepted both local and foreign tourists as resident guests. Since then, Puerto Galera's tourism has flourished and developed. Over time, many hotels, resorts, inns, bars and restaurants have mushroomed in the area. Here you will still find good diving and at Verde Island you have fantastic coral reefs with a very rich marine life.

Apo Reef and Coron
The amazing reefs at Apo Reef are surprisingly little visited but in this marine park you will find some of the best preserved coral reefs in the Philippines. Along the dramatic walls and coral slopes, large fish and various species of manta rays and rays often patrol. Stingrays, marble rays, spiny lobster and reef sharks are common. Angelfish, butterfly fish, rainbow runners, moorish idols, fusiliers, jacks, snappers and sweetlips follow you as you swim around the reefs.

At a majority of the dive sites you can also see large trevallies, tuna, barracuda and gray and white tip reef sharks, while manta rays and eagle rays are ephemeral visitors. Green and hawkbill turtles are the most common turtles residing in the national park. Groupers and wrasse are often seen among the reefs and on a few occasions guests have witnessed hammerheads and silvertip sharks. The wrecks at Coron from the Second World War are a powerful experience and here you will visit and dive several of them during your liveaboard and diving trip.

Here you will find more information about the tour in PDF!

Itinerary – Day by day

Day 1
We leave Scandinavia and fly to Manila in the Philippines

Day 2
Arrival in Manila and here is immigration and late transfer to the Atlantis resort in Puerto Galera

Day 2 – 6
04 nights accommodation part in a double room including full board
Up to 5 dives / day including tank, weights, guide, boat

Day 6
After breakfast we get to our liveaboard and now it's off to Apo Reef and then on to Coron

Day 6 – 13
07 nights accommodation part in double cabin including full board on board Atlantis Azores, diving, including tank, weights, guide, boat

Day 13
Transfer to the airport, fly back to Manila and on to Scandinavia or for those who choose to book an extension program for further adventures

Please note!
Our program is only a preliminary plan that is influenced based on the external conditions that the weather gods reward us with. This means that we may have to move activities and dive sites to other days and also replace planned activities with alternatives if required. We ask you to be flexible.