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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bantayan, Philippines

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Bantayan...

Bantayan is a coastal city in the Philippines. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 3976 people. The water temperature around Bantayan is nearly constant throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 26.3°C (79.3°F) in February up to 29.6°C (85.4°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Bantayan is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Bantayan?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Bantayan is approximately:
28°C (82°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Bantayan. A good spot nearby is Pururan Bay, which is just 85.8km (56.6miles) away from Bantayan. Click here for directions and for more information on Pururan Bay and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Bantayan are Llorente, which is ca 91.1km (56.6miles) away, and Calicoan Island, located roughly 128.5km (79.8miles) from Bantayan.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches close to Bantayan. The closest one is San Roque, which is 2.7km (1.7miles) away from Bantayan. Another beautiful beach near Bantayan is Northern Samar, which is approximately 11.8km (7.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Bantayan?

The average water temperature around Bantayan is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with no significant variations throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Bantayan. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Bantayan can be remarkably strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Bantayan?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (76-85°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Bantayan: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Bantayan...

Do you know what the the city Raemude in Indonesia, the city Assas in France, and the city Frasnes-lez-Anvaing in Belgium have in common with Bantayan? Click on the links to find out...