Climate: The Philippines is a tropical country and the weather is fairly even all year round. The year is roughly divided into two seasons; ‘rainy’ (June – Nov.) and ‘dry’(Dec. – May). Although the Visayas typically remain relatively unaffected. Year round coastal and inland temperatures range from 25 – 28°C / 77 – 82°F. Evenings are marginally cooler.
Water Temperature: 27 – 30°C / 80 – 85°F
Time: UTC +8:00 (PHT)
Language: Filipino (Tagalog) and English are the official languages. There are also some widely spoken indigenous languages and some Spanish that are spoken as well.
Currency: PHP – Philippine Peso
Electricity: 220-volt, 50 cycle AC. U.S. appliances need adaptors and converters.
Marriage Requirements: Please contact the local tourism board for instructions and requirements.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)
Bacolod-Silay International Airport (BCD)
Clark International Airport (CRK)
Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS)
Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB)
Subic Bay International Airport (SFS)
Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)
General Santos International Airport (GES)
Iloilo International Airport (ILO)
Bicol International Airport (LGP)
Kalibo International Airport (KLO)
Laoag International Airport (LAO)
Zamboanga International Airport (ZAM)
Batangas Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Healing Center
Manila Hyperbaric Center
Wrecks, wrecks and more wrecks. The Philippines reefs have claimed the ships of many a sailor over the last century and the coast is littered with them. The sailors’ losses are divers’ gains, however. Over 7000 islands make up the archipelago of The Philippines with about 300,000 square kilometers (nearly 187,000 miles) of land, and each island offers visitors a different flavor.Read More
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