STUDY: The Philippines Is the 7th Best Snorkeling Destination in the World

There’s so much to see, under the sea.
by | July 29, 2022

Being an archipelago, the Philippines is home to vibrant marine life. Tubbataha Reef, Apo Reef, and Anilao are just some of the few spots that both local and foreign divers love to frequent. There’s no wonder why one study conducted by Bounce ranks the Philippines as the 7th best snorkeling destination in the world.

The study analyzed the world’s seas on several factors such as coral reef areas, number of fish species, and available snorkeling tours, to reveal the best countries for snorkeling around the world.


Top 10 countries for snorkeling

Australia, with its ever-so-famous Great Barrier Reef, ranks as the best place to visit for snorkeling in the world. It’s home to the world’s second-largest area of coral reef, equating to 17.22%. Amazingly, Australia’s ocean contributes 0% to plastic waste emission, meaning it’s actively keeping our oceans clean.

The Maldives takes the second position for the best snorkeling location in the world, being home to almost 3.14% of the world’s total coral reefs. The low sea temperature spread of 0.45% means you’ll like only need one set of gear and one wetsuit wherever you go snorkeling here.

The United States has placed joint third with Cuba for the best snorkeling destination in the world. The US has the 7th highest number of fish species across 50 countries and is also home to the third coral system in the world – Florida Reef. Whilst also having an abundant variety of fish species to spot, Cuba contributes to 0% of global plastic waste emissions.

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What are your favorite snorkeling spots in the Philippines?



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