Philippines. Wow! The cleanest ocean in most of South East Asia. We saw turtles the size of our dinner table! It was incredible. The Philippines has soo many islands and is a big place! We spent 2 weeks with our friends travelling around Cebu & the islands near by.
Quick tip: If you want to swim with Whale Sharks, do not go to Oslob for it. Find somewhere else, where you pay a bit more, to swim out in the ocean where they are naturally. Unfortunately we messed up. Went to Oslob and saw how they prod the sharks with metal rods to keep them in shallow water for the 1000’s of people that go there per day. It’s stopping them from migrating and stopping them from growing properly.
On a lighter note, if you like diving/snorkeling – the Philippines is a dream for you I can promise!