Philippines Takes Home Best Overseas Diving Award 2020

 

Tourism Attaché Niel Ballesteros accepting on behalf of the Philippines the Best Overseas Diving Award 2020 at the 28th Marine Diving Fair held on 21 – 23 August 2020.

Officials from the Department of Tourism – Tourism Promotion Board at the Philippine booth showcasing the popular diving sites in the country during the 28th Marine Diving Fair held on 21 – 23 August 2020 at the Sunshine City Convention Center in Tokyo, Japan.

The Philippines won the Best Overseas Diving Award 2020 during the 28th Marine Diving Fair held on 21 – 23 August 2020 at the Sunshine City Convention Center in Tokyo, Japan.

The Philippines was number one in the Overseas Diving Category, garnering 814 out of the 3,572 total votes casted by subscribers of the Marine Diving Magazine and was cited as “a first pick for many diving lovers.”

Among the popular diving sites in the country are Cebu, Bohol, Moalboal, and Busuanga, all of which are teeming with whale sharks, snappers, dugong, and other rare and endemic species.

“When the situation is better and with the easing of travel restrictions around the world, we hope to again showcase to divers not only our underwater jewels and biodiversity, but also our brand of culture and hospitality,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said.

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