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The Philippines

the second largest archipelago in the world, with over 7000 islands, the Philippines is one of the great treasures of Southeast Asia. The archipelago is a string of coral-fringed islands strewn across a vast expanse of the western Pacific. Below sea level, the Philippines boast come of the world’s best diving and snorkeling.

SeaQuest operates in the ‘Visayas Region’ the central part of the archipelago; this is the part of the country that fits the clichés of tropical paradise. The beaches are white and palm fringed, the sea is a mosaic of turquoise waters and the locals are friendly and are ever so keen to meet and greet you.

Long poised at the center of Southeast Asian trade, colonized by a succession of world powers, the Philippines is a vivid tapestry that reflects its varied cultural inheritance. The majority of the population upholds the Christian faith, predominantly most are Roman Catholics.

The Philippines is very affordable by Western standards. Basic necessities are amazingly cheap. The unit of currency in the Philippines is the Peso (PHP). The Filipinos themselves are very easygoing people. The people are well known for their warmth and friendliness. Throughout the archipelago they speak about eighty different dialects and you will always be able to find somebody who speaks English.

If in the worst case you feel like nobody really understands you, then remember this; In the Philippines patience and a smile will get you everything you need!