Underwater Kingdom in Davao the Philippines

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For those who love underwater activities, you definitely have to visit Davao city in the Philippines.

The City of Davao is the largest city located in the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. That city is one of Philippines' most progressive cities. Davao city has emerged as the business, investment and tourism center for the entire Southern Philippines. The city boasts of some of the finest beaches and mountain resorts in the country and it is the Philippines' most captivating diving spots as well as the highest peak, Mount Apo.

There are a lot to enjoy in Davao City. Davao has many cultural diversities that make the city very rich and life. This immense city – one of the largest in the world in terms of land area – is home to the ethnic Bagobo, Mandaya, Manobo, Tiboli, Mansaka and B'laan tribes, whose ancestors were first to arrive in Mindanao across land bridges from Malaysia. Catholics mix freely with Muslims, and churches stand alongside mosques. The name Davao was derived from the word "baba-daba", which evoked images of fire-breathing mythical figures and rituals of fire carried out before tribal wars.

Although Davao once had experienced armed struggle that almost brought Davao to its knees economically, but Davao today is a peaceful city, home to one million people and growing in stature as an investment and tourist destination.

To this day, Davao City continues to straddle two worlds - the new and the old. Part of it is a flourishing metropolis of business districts, mechanized farms and cosmopolitan villages where "instant millionaires" live.

The other part is a rural landscape of hills that roll down into fertile valleys, dominated by Mount Apo, the grandfather of all Philippine mountains.

The Davao Underwater Life

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Davao underwater life Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com Davao underwater life enjoyurlifeinvaccation.blogspot.comLittle baby frog fish  Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com Bright star Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com Nembrotha Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com Mushroom corals Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com Davao underwater life Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
Davao underwater life Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
Davao underwater life Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
Davao underwater life enjoyurlifeinvaccation.blogspot.com
Davao underwater life enjoyurlifeinvaccation.blogspot.com
Little baby frog fish  Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
Little baby frog fish Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
Bright star Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
Bright star Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
Nembrotha Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
Nembrotha Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
Mushroom corals Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
Mushroom corals Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
Davao underwater life Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
Davao underwater life Photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
the clown fish "Nemo" photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com
the clown fish "Nemo" photo by Lakshmi Sawitri www.vibizlife.com

Under Water Kingdom in Davao

You will find magnificent view in Davao underwater life. Like beautiful and unique corals, and colorful fish such as clown fish, little baby frog fish that has bright orange color. For you who really love diving and underwater activities, this underwater treasure will definitely satisfied you.

The Philippines forms an ocean region that has long been recognized as the world’s center of marine biodiversity. With the Malay archipelago, Papua New Guinea and Australia, the country forms the ‘Coral Triangle,’ so-called because of the abundance of its coral reef life. Some 400-500 species in 90 genera of reef-forming corals are believed to exist in this region. Sulu-Sulawesi Sea, a 900,000-square-kilometer marine eco-region that lies at the apex of the Coral Triangle (70% in the Philippines, 20% Indonesia, 10% Malaysia), is home to some 2,500 species of fish.

Where to stay in Davao

There are many fine and cozy hotels there.

Start from the fancy onelike Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Davao. This Hotel has very complete facilities like scuba diving, snorkelling, pool (outdoor), jooging track, fishing, water skiing, boating/sailing, child care, laundry, room service, beach, game room, tennis, and many more. This is an impressive hotel but the fare is high too. Some said that you should be carefull when you swim on the beach because it could suddenly get so deep.

Marco Polo Davao, Marco Polo Davao is situated in the bustling City of Davao, the economic hub of Mindanao. Conveniently located at Claro M Recto Street in the city's business and commercial district. 20 minutes drive from the Davao International Airport. 245 luxurious rooms and suites all with beautiful vistas overlooking Mount Apo and Gulf of Davao. All rroms are equipped with an executive desk, IDD telephone with voice mail facility, fax modem port, internet access, remote control television, cable television, complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, minibar and in-room safes.

Another hotel that is near the city is Apo View Hotel, Davao. This is a Modern 10-story Hotel in central location, 9 km from Davao City Airport. Only minutes to reach malls, churches, and other place. The price is not as high as the first one. The staffs are pretty friendly.

How to reach Davao,

By air,
Davao City has direct flights to major cities in the Philippines and some Asian Cities. Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Davao International Airport) is currently being served by the following airline carriers:

  • Cebu Pacific 4 flights weekly to Cagayan de Oro, 3 flights daily to Cebu City, Once daily flight to Iloilo City, 6 daily flights to Manila, and Once daily flight to Zamboanga City
  • Philippine Airlines 7 daily flights to Manila and daily flights to Cebu City.
  • PAL Express One daily flight to Zamboanga
  • SilkAir 4 flights weekly to Singapore
  • Zest Airways One daily flight to Manila


By land,
You will find roaming around the city streets accessible by the number of buses, jeepneys, multicabs, cabs (taxi) that run the city streets. Getting your way around Davao City is never a problem with the mode of transportation available.

Davao City also offers a wide bus network connection to major cities and provinces, not only in Mindanao but even as far as Manila and Pasay City in Luzon. Davao City is connected to Manila by a series of roll on roll off or inter-island ferry connection. You can reach Davao City by bus to and from all of the Cities in Mindanao like Cotabato, Kidapawan, Digos, General Santos, Koronadal, Isulan, Tacurong, Tagum, Cagayan de Oro, Surigao, Butuan, Cebu city and Pasay City in Manila.

By sea,
You may reach this city by passenger ferries throughout the Philippines at Sasa Wharf and Sta. Ana Wharf.

  • Sulpicio Lines twice weekly from Manila.
  • SuperFerry twice weekly to Manila.


If you love to get the unforgettable of underwater experience, try Davao :)

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Comments 18 comments

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

My greatest thanks to you for opening this wonderful world to us. A well written hub with information I neverknew.


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hafeezrm 6 years ago from Pakistan

Nice hub. I have been to Davao city but never knew about its under-water world. All the time, I had Palawan in my mind specially its underground river.


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febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia Author

hello,hello you're mostly welcome :) underwater world always captivated me, thank you for visiting!

hafeezrm, yes Palawan is also very well known in the Philippines, the Palawan's beach is awesome, thank you for commenting!


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anglnwu 6 years ago

Nice tour of the city of Davao--looks like a great place to vacation. Thanks for sharing.


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febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia Author

anginwu, thank you for visiting, have a nice day!


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yenajeon 6 years ago from California

Cool! I'd love to go see the underwater kingdom one day =)


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febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia Author

Yena, great! and have a fun weekend!


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

Love to see the underwater kingdom.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I surely enjoyed learning about Davao, a city I had not heard much about before. It sounds like a fascinating place in the world. Thank you for the educational journey.


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febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia Author

Sandyspider, yes it is, thank you for visiting!

James, You're welcome, if u have time you may visit there, specially the underwater world. Thank you for commenting!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Thanks for taking me on a nice trip!


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febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia Author

Micky dee, cool and have fun :)


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TINA V 6 years ago

I've been to Davao City once. I loved their Durian candies, but I don't like the smell of its fresh fruit. This is a cool hub about the place.


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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

I'm so proud of my country for the many tourist attractions like the underwater wonders of Davao. These pictures tell all. Thanks for "selling" my country at HubPages.


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febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia Author

Hi Lita :) you're most welcome!

We're neighbors and I don't mind to write about your country's beautiful nature at all. When I first saw the underwater beauty of Davao from my local reporter, I fell in love instantly and I decided to write about Davao :)

Please tell me, if by any chance, there is any information that is wrong or there is any new information about Davao, ok?!


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travellvr 5 years ago from Ngledok, Mantingan, Indonesia

only 1 word amazing!!!....


Jessie T. Ponce 5 years ago

Hi fedbriedethan. This hub is very informative and the photos are really awesome. Thanks a lot for writing about

Davao City -- my city. I have written several hubs about Davao. This hub helps a lot in unraveling the beauty of my little paradise. Thanks a lot.


ma. ehzel tapere 4 years ago

i have no comment about this, the davao has many beautiful and wonderful places

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