I'm working in a dive centers in the Philippines. Actually we have 4 dive centers:
1. Mactan: 20 minutes away from Cebu airport, so it is very convenient and fast to jump off the plane and start diving.
2. Malapascua: about a 4 hours trip by van and boat to reach this little paradise. Thresher sharks every mornings, White Tip sharks, seahorses, frog fishes, so many nudibranchs and many others can be spotted in Malapascua. You will also like the cool vibes there.
3. Dauin : 35 minutes flights from Cebu, 1h from Manila. Or van or boat transfers from Cebu city (around 5 hours). The muck diving paradise. Black sand, so many small critters everywhere!!! ANd then 20 minutes away you have Apo Island, a old marine sanctuary where you can see wonderful coral, school of jacks or barracudas...and of course many turtles!
4. Coron: wrecks paradise. A dozen of big ships from the Japanese navy have been sunked by the Americans in Sept 1944. Most of them are very accessible and easy to dive.
Please don't hesitate to ask me if you need infos about these places!
Oh...We will be of course attending Adex very soon if you want to meet us! Philippines booth! Fun & Sun is the name of the Dive shop!
See you there!!!