5 Beach Resorts in the Philippines for Underwater Photography
Underwater photography is a special activity that lets you capture the beauty of the world beneath the surface of the ocean, something that not everyone gets to see every day. It is a very common interest, especially among scuba divers.
If you are a certified diver, then you can best enjoy this activity. While you can also capture photos while swimming or snorkeling, you can take more stunning photos of life in the underwater world when you go scuba diving.
If you’re looking for beach resorts where you can practice your underwater photography with some professional assistance, here are some of the best beach resorts in the Philippines that you can head to on your next diving escapade.
Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort
The camera room at Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort can accommodate up to 18 underwater photographers. /IMAGE Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort Facebook page
Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort is nestled on the coast of Anilao, a very popular scuba diving destination in Batangas that harbors a rich marine life and colorful underwater landscapes. This dive resort can provide the gear and tools needed for underwater photography. They have custom-designed boats that are ideal for carrying underwater photography equipment. Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort also houses a camera room that can help photographers set up their cameras and dry their equipment after a dive.
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Blue Ribbon Dive Resort
Blue Ribbon Dive Resort has about 40 dive sites in Puerto Galera. /IMAGE Blue Ribbon Dive Resort Facebook page
Blue Ribbon Dive Resort can bring underwater photographers to over 40 dive sites around Puerto Galera, where you can not only find colorful corals and fish but also eerily beautiful wrecks and mucks. If you want to enhance your skills in underwater photography, Blue Ribbon Dive Resort also offers PADI Digital Underwater Photography and Underwater Photography courses.
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Johan’s Beach and Dive Resort
You can explore and take photos of the USS New York Dive Site in Subic. /IMAGE Johan’s Beach and Dive Resort website
Located in Subic, Zambales, about three hours away from Manila, Johan’s Beach and Dive Resort is one of the oldest diving schools in the region which also offers underwater photography courses. They cover more than 30 dive spots along Subic Bay, which is also very famous for the various shipwrecks you can find deep in the water.
Savedra Dive Center
Scuba Dive Resort has about 20 dive spots around Moalboal. /IMAGE Savedra website
Moalboal is a quaint little beach town in Cebu that harbors great beauty underneath its waters. When doing underwater photography, you are sure to capture a variety of marine species like huge sea turtles and vibrant corals. Savedra Dive Resort has about 20 dive spots around Moalboal where you can find various subjects for underwater photography, like coral reefs, marine sanctuaries, and muck diving spots. They also offer PADI Underwater Photography courses.
Camiguin Volcan Beach Eco Retreat and Dive Resort
Camiguin Island, Bohol
Camiguin Volcan Beach will let you explore dive sites around Camiguin Island. /IMAGE Camiguin Volcan Beach website
While Camiguin’s best known underwater attraction is the Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin Volcan Beach Eco Retreat and Dive Resort will let you see more of the lesser-known beauty that surrounds the island and help you capture it through the lens. They have 12 dive sites listed on their website, which include the Sunken Cemetery along with other spots where you can see colorful fish, turtles, giant clams, and more.
Written by Rizelle “Rei” Leaño