If you’re on the hunt for a dive spot with a difference, Philippines’ best kept secret, Malapascua Island is more than worth the journey. Residing in the centre of the Coral Triangle (named for its 600 different species of reef-building corals) divers can expect to embark on wreck, wall and muck dives, explore insane coral reefs and book on to incredible night dives.
How to get there: Fly direct from Hong Kong to Cebu (2 hours 50 minutes). You’ll also need to factor in a 4-hour transfer to Malapascua Island
Best time to go: February to May
Don’t miss: Thresher sharks, mantas, devil rays, sea snakes, blue ringed octopus