Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in La Union, Luzon Island Group, Philippines


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in La Union, Luzon Island Group, Philippines

Scuba diving information in La Union, Luzon Island Group, Philippines

In La Union there are several types of diving available, like tunnels, walls, caves and several WWII wrecks. There are dives perfect for the inexperienced diver, for the most experienced of technical divers, and everyone in between.

Some of the best dive spots around La Union are the Research Reef Caverns, Tamayo Reef, Thunderbird, The Domes, Red Buoy, Black Buoy, Fagg Reef North and Japanese Sea Plane Carrier, the latter two being wreck sites.

Although there is not much to be said for the reefs, there are some good ones with an abundance of basket sponges, and several marine species can be spotted around La Union, like lobsters almost everywhere, turtles, manta rays, jacks, moray eels and occasionally even a nurse shark.

The dive site Fagg Reef North has military tanks, dropped after the WWII, and some great marine life. The fifth and sixth tanks can only be reached by technical divers because they lay at a depth of about 200 feet (60 meters).

Water Temperature

Normally there is about 28° C, colder in December and January by a few degrees.

Diving Suit

A shorty 3 mm wetsuit is fine here even in deeper dives.

Visibility under water

Average visibility is about 18 meters. From February to first rain in June, it can be as good as 30 meters. During the typhoon season in August and September, the visibility can be 0.

Climate

The climate is humid and temperature ranges between 75 and 94° F (24 and 34°C).

How to get there

Plane to Manila and bus or car rental to La Union.

Other Activities

There are casinos, botanical gardens, shopping and trips to banaue rice terraces. There are also several go-go style clubs and many great restaurants.

Thanks to Tim Aukshun from Ocean Deep Diver Training Center

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites Map in La Union, Luzon Island Group, Philippines

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Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites List in La Union, Luzon Island Group, Philippines

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Marine Species and photos of each species in La Union, Luzon Island Group, Philippines

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Scuba Diving centers in La Union, Luzon Island Group, Philippines

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