PH is Asia’s best dive destination again

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 2) — The Philippines has been recognized as the best dive destination in Asia during a recently concluded international travel expo, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Thursday.

The country bested Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, and the Maldives to clinch the award at the Diving, Resort, and Travel (DRT) show held in Malaysia last week, according to the DOT.

“The recent wins for the Philippines highlight the beauty and the blessings our country has been endowed with, and we take great inspiration from our diving communities and dive stakeholders as we continue the collaborative work of ensuring not only the marketability but also the sustainability of our destinations,” DOT Secretary Christina Frasco said, as quoted by the department in its statement.

The DRT show is the largest diving expo in Asia — a platform that gives industry stakeholders and aspiring divers more support to hone their craft.

In 2022, the Philippines was hailed as the world’s leading beach and dive spot during the prestigious World Travel Awards.