Promoting Philippines as a diving destination

Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX 2021) was conducted digitally for three days by the DOT to help support and sustain the country’s diving industry.

Shehara Rizly

As COVID-19 has hit the local diving industry and those who depend on it, this year’s PHIDEX, themed ‘Our Sea, Our Story,’ aimed to raise awareness and discuss solutions into accelerating the industry’s recovery.

In her opening remarks, Tourism Secretary, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat from the Department of Tourism in the Philippines stated, “With the gradual activation of dive travel and tourism in various parts of the country, such world events are crucial for the recovery of the diving industry.  As the Philippines is widely recognised by scientists as the centre of marine biodiversity it is befitting that we lead the region in marking an event that reflects the world-class diving destinations we are promoting; with the theme Our Sea, Our Story.

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