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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santa Cruz, Philippines

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Santa Cruz...

Santa Cruz is a coastal city in the Philippines. It is a comparatively little coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2295 people. The water temperature around Santa Cruz is steady year round. The temperature ranges from 27.1°C (80.8°F) in February up to 29.6°C (85.4°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 29°C (84°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters close to Santa Cruz is approximately:
27°C (81°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Santa Cruz. A spot, which is not too far away, is Aparri, which is just 23.4km (29.7miles) away from Santa Cruz. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Aparri and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Santa Cruz are Pagudpud, which is approximately 47.9km (29.7miles) away, and San juan, located roughly 144.2km (89.6miles) from Santa Cruz.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are more gorgeous beaches close to Santa Cruz. The closest one is Sanchez Mira, which is only 6.1km (3.8miles) away from Santa Cruz. Another gorgeous beach near Santa Cruz is Masisit, which is ca 7.4km (4.6miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Santa Cruz?

The average water temperature around Santa Cruz is extremely warm, around 29°C (84°F), with no significant variations 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 around Santa Cruz. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for abnormal windy conditions and for sun protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Santa Cruz can be particularly strong.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Santa Cruz?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little year round. The waters are mostly tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (76-85°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Santa Cruz: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Santa Cruz...

Do you know what the the city Daguioman in the Philippines, the city San Damiano Macra in the Italy, and the city West Covina in the United States have in common with Santa Cruz? Click on the links to find out...