All Star Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago comprised of 7,100 islands scattered over 500 miles in Southeast Asia. The islands are touched by the Philippine Sea to the east, Celebes Sea to the south, Sulu Sea to the southwest and South China Sea to the west. To the country’s north is Taiwan, to the west is Vietnam, to the southwest is Borneo and to the south is Indonesia. Filipino and English are the official languages. Asian influence is found in its culture, traditions and practices.

Scuba diving in the Philippines runs the gamut. Any type of experience can be found here (except for ice diving that is!). They include breathtaking walls, exhilarating drift dives, caverns, caves, coral gardens, wrecks and muck diving. The variety of marine life and the sheer numbers of species and inhabitants are awe-inspiring. Some have described it as swimming in the best fish bowl ever!

Our Philippines diving adventures focus on the outstanding underwater experiences of southwest Philippines including Sulu Sea’s Tubbataha Reef National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with three (3) atolls that rise from the ocean floor to just a few inches above sea level. The nutrient-rich waters carried by warm water ocean currents provide ample supply of food for large pelagics like whale sharks and mantas but also support healthy hard and soft corals and abundant fish and macro life. These trips launch from Puerto Princesa, Palawan, the southernmost largest island between South China and Sulu Sea. It is also the site of the Subterranean River National Park, also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Mindoro Strait itinerary showcases the region around the island of Mindoro located in west-central Philippines, northeast of Palawan. Bordered on the north by the Verde Island Passage and on the west by the Mindoro Strait, dive highlights include Apo Reef, Puerto Galera and nearby Verde Island. Known as mini-Tubbataha due to its similarity in diving, Apo Reef is a protected national park since 1996 and is one of the most popular. Scuba diving and snorkeling here are exceptional due to the quality of the flora, the fauna and the clarity of the water and white sand. Many species can be observed in deep or shallow waters in particular, sharks, giant napoleons and mantas. The corals are in excellent health and growing. These trips launch from Anilao on the mainland of the Luzon province located approximately 80 miles south of Manila Airport.

All Star Philippines

• 118-foot yacht All Star Stella Maris Explorer
• 10 spacious cabins with private baths
• 2 custom hard bottom tenders
• Includes all meals and local ground transfers
• 1:1 guest to crew ratio
• Includes Nitrox

Explore Tubbataha

• Departs Thursdays from Puerto Princesa (PPS)
• 6 night itineraries exploring the Tubbataha Atolls in the Sulu Sea
• Trips run from March to June
• Up to 19 dives
• Exceptional visibility, healthy corals and biodiversity galore

Mindoro Strait from Anilao

• Departs from Anilao, Philippines (MNL)
• Traveling to Apo Reef – Puerto Galera – Verde Island
• 7 night itineraries
• Up to 22 dives
• Excellent muck diving, beautiful reefs and biodiverse marine life

Visayas from Cebu

• Departs from Cebu, Philippines (CEB)

• Traveling to Bohol, Apo Island, Dumaguete & Siquijor

• 7 night itineraries

• Extended itineraries to Malapascua for Thresher Sharks

• Seasonal run from October to February

• Up to 22 dives

• A variety of diving from beautiful reefs, to muck diving and whale sharks

Trip Information

Due to the variety of itineraries, please re-confirm arrival/departure ports and departure/return times on the specific trip (date) you are interested in.

Areas visited and departure/return locations are detailed on the downloadable itineraries (below). Fees not included.


Departs from: Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Boarding: 12:00pm

Returns to: Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Disembarks: 10:00am

(6 nights)

Mindoro Strait

Departs from: Anilao, Batangas

Boarding: 12:00pm

Returns to: Anilao, Batangas

Disembarks: 10:00am Puerto Galera-Apo Reef

(7 nights)

Tubbataha and Apo Reef

Departs to/from: Puerto Princesa

Boarding: 12:00pm

Returns from/to: Anilao, Batangas

Disembarks: 10:00am

Repositioning Trip (7 nights)