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Philippines diving - newbie question

Discussion in 'Philippine Paradise Divers' started by Madacub, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Madacub

    Madacub Contributor

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    Hi, just a quick question to all the helpful people here - I'm looking for a place to go diving around July - Aug. Is this typhoon/monsoon season in the Philippines? Am I better off going elsewhere and looking here again at another time? Thanks.
     
  2. RikRaeder

    RikRaeder Photographer

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    Location: Oakland, Ca
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    Seems like it's always typhoon season there now-a-days. Don't know when the official one starts...I'm sure someone who does will be along soon
     
  3. sonar

    sonar Contributor

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    Yeah, In July the wheather gets ****ty. August is usually even worse. You can still dive but I wouldnt recommend PH in that period.
     
  4. clgsamson

    clgsamson Koya Kap

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    Location: Manila, Philippines
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    Weather system/patterns are different in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
     
  5. Izel

    Izel Barangay Pasaway

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    You may want to look at diving in the southern islands of Visayas or Mindanao. I know it's still a big area to choose from. But these areas especially Mindanao does not suffer the typhoon season, at least not as much.

    In Luzon, especially on Anilao / Bauan area, its touch and go at the moment. It has been sunny the whole week so we went to Bauan, Batangas yesterday. Even with the 5 foot swells, its still great diving! :D

    Gi :coffee:
     
  6. World Wide Diver

    World Wide Diver Contributor

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    But these areas especially Mindanao does not suffer the typhoon season, at least not as muchCheers Izel. You are right - last typhoon in Southern Mindanao was more than 30 years ago.

    The weather is nice year-round (as is the diving:wink:).
     
  7. Madacub

    Madacub Contributor

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    Thanks, guys. I don't have any particular reason to force PI right now, so I'll try Bali now and come back when the seasons change. Thanks again.
     
  8. andrethediver

    andrethediver Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Philadelphia, PA
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    How's the end of September in southern Visayas? We are planning a trip to Moalboal possibly diving nearby islands. Thanks for any input.
     
  9. MartinNorway78

    MartinNorway78 Instructor, Scuba

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    Location: Oslo (mostly)
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    I did PG last year in July, weather was fine. Maybe every fourthh day we had a small afternoon shower, which was refreshing,.... I guess you never know these days. The showers seems to be very local as well...
     

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