Mati City, Davao Oriental, Philippines, Looking to Open New Dive Sites

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Mati City, Davao Oriental, Philippines, Looking to Open New Dive Sites

The Philippines may get some more official dive sites soon: divers from both private and government sectors continue documentation of possible diving locations in the vicinity of City of Mati, Davao Oriental.

Divers have already explored two dive sites in Barangay Tamisan, namely around Waniban Island and Tagaliling – Tamisan MPA Managers and Fisherfolk's Association (TAMPAFAS) Marine Protected Area. Both are located within the Pujada Bay Protected Area Seascape and Landscape, recently included into the list of the most beautiful bays in the world.

The aim of the activity is to locate areas boasting rich biodiversity and featuring coral reefs in good condition. Adding diving sites to Mati's attractions menu will help promote and boost tourism in the province. The ban on dive explorations in the city was lifted only in November opening way to documentation of the potential dive locations in Pujada and Mayo bays.

Mati City, the capital of Davao Oriental province, is famous for beautiful seascapes and attracts tourists with a number of excellent beaches including Dahican Beach, a 2-km stretch of pure fine white sand. Thousands of species of sea life, a number of beautiful resorts and weather conditions attracting surfers and skimboarders make Mati City a popular beach destination.

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