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Marvel at the Marine World with These 5 Best Diving Spots in Subic Bay For Fun Underwater Adventures

Discover sea creatures unfold before your eyes at these diving spots in Subic.

By: Antonette Louise Guiao | January 01, 2023
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Enjoy that zero-gravity feeling while swimming with the ocean’s pretty creatures!

Images: Grande Island Resort (L); Johan’s Beach and Dive Resort (R) Facebook pages

There’s so much in the world to explore. Besides vast lands, there are also vast oceans just waiting to be discovered. This is why diving every once in a while is good for you: not only does it train you to become a better swimmer and help strengthen your lungs, but it also gives you a chance to see some parts of the world that are worth visiting. Luckily, the Philippines houses numerous diving spots in Subic, where you can explore the rich marine biodiversity and even historic shipwreck sites.

If you didn’t know, Subic Bay has a thriving underwater scene! If you’re keen to go diving soon, you must know the best diving spots in Subic for your underwater adventures that are guaranteed good times. Below are the five best diving spots in Subic, so read and find out where you can go for your next underwater adventure!


1. Mango’s Dive Center

Location: 116A National Highway, Barrio Baretto, Subic, Olongapo City


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Explore one of Mango Dive Center’s diving spots!

Image: Mango’s Dive Center Facebook page

First on our list for your Subic scuba diving adventure is accredited by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI); Mango’s Dive Center is home to the most diverse wreck diving spots in Subic and in the country. The dive center offers recreational and technical diving instructions and first-timers lessons. Besides wreck diving, you can also rent kayaks, go on a relaxing beach tour on a boat, or have a fun little beach picnic.


2. Camayan Divers

Location: Camayan Wharf, West, Ilanin Forest East, Subic Bay Freeport Zone


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Get to see the beauty of Subic Bay’s wrecks and reefs while swimming next to unique creatures.

Image: Camayan Divers Facebook page

Next on our list of diving spots in Subic has Sea turtles, fishes, dolphins, and even sharks you can encounter when you go on your underwater adventure at Camayan Divers! Camayan Divers is a 5-star PADI-accredited resort located just beside Ocean Adventure. On your trip, you can rent the dive resort’s diving kit or bring your own equipment and just avail of their storage bins, and lockers, complete with a wetsuit hang and dry rack. This place also provides scuba lessons for your Subic scuba diving activity from beginner to advanced levels.


3. Johan’s Beach and Dive Resort

Location: Midway at Baloy Long Beach, Barrio Barretto, Subic Bay, Olongapo


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Lounge at the resort’s beachfront after a good day’s dive!

Image: Johan’s Beach and Dive Resort Facebook page

As one of the most trusted diving spots in Subic, Johan’s Beach and Dive Resort has different diving courses for all kinds of divers. These underwater adventures include novice diving, suited for beginners; nitrox diving, or diving using a gas mixture of nitrogen and oxygen concentration; and technical diving, a course allowing you to explore the ocean’s deeper part no longer reached by natural light. The resort has 30 wreck dive sites and 30 coral sites that you can check out with the help of three diving instructors.


4. Grande Island Resort

Location: Waterfront Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales


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Get to encounter sea creatures that you’ve probably never seen before!

Image: Grande Island Resort Facebook page

Be one with the sea and dive on our fourth spot of diving spots in Subic at Grande Island Resort! The island recently conducted a reef restoration program last September to help ensure that the coral reefs of Subic Bay are well-preserved and taken good care of. With this initiative, you’d see nothing but the absolute beauty of the reefs of Subic when you explore underwater. You can opt for a scuba diving session that lets you discover the vast oceans more or go helmet diving and walk around the shallow part of the ocean floor amid various fishes and creatures. Either way, both diving courses are a lot of fun!


5. Ocean Adventure

Location: Ocean Adventure Approach Rd, Ilanin Forest West, Subic Bay Freeport Zone


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Are you brave enough to face the predator of the ocean?

Image: Ocean Adventure website

Here’s the final diving spot in Subic, where you can meet new underwater friends! Ocean Adventure isn’t just a marine theme park and one of the best places to dive in Subic Bay. The park offers various diving courses and sites you can try and visit, including an intimate dive with creatures like dolphins and sharks and shipwreck site diving. Note that some underwater adventures or activities can be a bit riskier than other recreational diving courses, so they may require a diving certification card that proves you are a professional diver.


You’ll never know how deep you can go if you don’t visit the best diving spots yourself. When the quarantine is lifted, don’t miss the chance to say hi to the lovely sea creatures waiting for you below!


Want to discover more spots in Subic for adventurous trips? Check out Yoorekka Magazine.


Stay safe as you travel! Make sure to follow social distancing protocols and observe health precautions wherever you go. Have a great trip!


This article was initially published in Yoorekka on January 01, 2021.


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About Antonette Louise Guiao
Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.
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