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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near General Santos, Philippines

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about General Santos...

General Santos is a beach in the Philippines. The water temperature around General Santos is nearly steady year round. The temperature ranges from 26.9°C (80.3°F) in February up to 29.2°C (84.6°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (83°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since General Santos 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 at General Santos?

The current water temperature in the month of May at General Santos is approximately:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are located in proximity to General Santos. A spot, which is not too far away, is Tandag, which is almost 215.7km (134miles) away from General Santos. Click here for more information on Tandag and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Daku Island, which is ca 259.8km (161.3miles) away from General Santos. Another surfspot is Daku Island, located 259.8km (161.3miles) from General Santos.

Are there any other nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other beautiful beaches in proximity to General Santos. The closest one is Lago Beach, which is only 15.9km (9.9miles) away from General Santos. Another beautiful beach near General Santos is Sarangani, which is approximately 17.9km (11.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for General Santos?

The average water temperature at General Santos is extremely warm, around 28°C (83°F), with no significant changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to sea temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at General Santos. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at General Santos can be particularly intense.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to General Santos?

Fishing and diving conditions change very little during the year. The waters are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (76-85°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to General Santos: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about General Santos...

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