New book reveals the 50 best dive spots in the Philippines

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The author said: “The Philippines is an incredible treasure chest of underwater beauty and diversity. “There are, of course, thousands of sites to choose from in the country of islands great and small.” The guide is available as a hard copy or ebook

A photojournalist has taken the plunge and published a guide to the 50 best dive sites in the Philippines.

Tim Rock’s The 50 Best Dives in the Philippines, The Ultimate Guide to the Essential Sites is now available on Amazon, Blurb and Apple iTunes in paperback, ebook, PDF and Kindle versions.

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Mr Rock believes the Philippines has some of the best diving spots in the world. He said: “The Philippines is an incredible treasure chest of underwater beauty and diversity.

“There are, of course, thousands of sites to choose from in the country of islands great and small.

“Trying to whittle it down to 50 sites was an immense chore as there are just so many excellent spots to spend a few days or a few weeks.”

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As well as describing his pick of dive sites, the lavishly-illustrated book also covers topics such as the country’s history, culture and language. Practicalities such as transport and equipment availability are also covered.

Mr Rock said the book would be useful to any reasonably experienced diver. “We have tried to make these the kind of dive sites that most advanced travelling divers can do.

“We have not included deep, technical diving spots.”

The book covers the Malapascua, The Visayas, Puerto Galera, Bohol, Anilao, Palawan, Tubbataha and many more sites, both well-known and off the beaten track.

It is the second volume in a series that also includes Micronesia’s 50 Best Dives and the soon-to-be-published Indonesia’s 50 Best Dives.

The soft cover version is priced at $38.99 while the ebook retails for $18.99.

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