Does the Philippines have clear water?

Honestly, the next time you want to plan a beach vacation, ditch the over crowded go-to spots like Phuket and Bali and instead head over to the Philippines. It has some of the clearest waters in the world yet isn’t crowded like all the other over commercialised hotspots.

Where is the clearest water in Philippines?

The Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur is hands down the clearest and most beautiful river I’ve seen in the Philippines. It’s estimated to be at least 200 feet deep, but divers haven’t yet fully explored it underwater.

Is it safe to swim in Philippines?

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 4) — Amid an ongoing cleanup, both health and environment officials on Monday advised Filipinos to still avoid swimming in the Manila Bay. The Department of Health (DOH) warned the public not to dip in the bay waters until they are “deemed safe for recreational swimming.”

Why is the water so blue in the Philippines?

But officials say they’re wrong — the cause is, in fact, pollution. “Based on previous reports of Marine Environmental Protection Command, the water’s discoloration occurs when there are pollutants,” Philippine Coast Guard Commodore Armand Balilo said, according to Filipino outlet GMA News.

Is the Philippines cheap?

The Philippines is a cheap travel destination, even by Southeast Asian standards. Some hotels may be more expensive than you would expect, but as a whole it is a very affordable travel destination. You may decide to take some domestic flights to explore the area.

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Are there sharks in Philippines?

Approximately 200 species of sharks and rays are thought to inhabit Philippine waters, yet data on the current status of their populations in the country is limited. Sharks and rays are highly vulnerable species.

Are there saltwater crocodiles in the Philippines?

The Philippines is home to two species of crocodiles: the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), which can grow up to 6 meters (20 feet) long and is common across much of Southeast Asia and Australia; and the freshwater Philippine crocodile, about half the size and significantly rarer.

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