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Best Diving Destinations in Negros
The Most Beautiful Dive Sites in Negros
Black Forest Must see
- Schools of fish
- Balicasag Island
Cogon Must see
- Abundant sea life
Rock Point West Must see
- Sea snakes
Rudy's Rock Must see
- Balicasag Island
The Car Wrecks Must see
Dauin North Must see
Negros Island is the fourth largest island in the Philippines. The island is divided into two provinces Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental. It offers some of the most beautiful diving places in the Philippines available to divers of all levels of experience. The most famous diving destination of the Negros is Apo Island that is located on the southeast of the island and is considered to be a haven for scuba-diving. Dumaguete and Sipalay are also very popular dive destinations among divers coming to the Negros. There is a variety of dive sites off the island that suit all divers. Most dive sites are anywhere from 5m/16ft to 30m/98ft deep.
When to go to Negros
It is possible to dive on Negros Island all year-round. The coldest months are December through February and the warmest are March through May. The average air temperature is around 26C/78F with the average water temperature staying between 26-31C/78-87F. The water visibility is around 10-30m/30-98ft on average.
What to see
Coming here divers can explore reefs, wrecks and more than 400 coral and 700 fish species. It is possible to see lots of underwater life during day dives including butterfly fish, damsels, anthiases, wrasses and thresher sharks. Anemones, decorators and hermit crabs can be spotted during night dives.