Philippines – General Info
General and Diving Health
Health standards vary throughout the country depending on location. In some cases they do not meet Western standards but in some cases they exceed them; Manila and Cebu both have international class hospitals. Follow normal precautions with food whilst travelling to prevent stomach upsets and be sure to drink bottled water only. On board the Philippine Siren you will find a fully stocked first aid kit, AED and medical grade O2. Basic supplies will be made available to you, if you require medication please ask your cruise director. There are numerous recompression facilities in Manila, Cebu, Batangas and Subic, to which air evacuation may be required dependent upon the location of the Philippine Siren, thus diving specific insurance is a must on any liveaboard dive trip.